The Jura Mountains are full of places to revitalise your mind and body. Between sources, waterfalls, rivers and lakes, follow the banks on footpaths and trails that have plenty of surprises in store!

Training on riverbanks and lakesides

The Jura Mountains have an abundance of lakes. Small, large, wild, peaceful, natural or manmade, you'll love these unspoilt settings that make ideal training grounds.

In Ain you can train on the banks of Lake Genin, or Lake Nantua with 141 hectares making it the largest lake in the department, not forgetting Lake Sylans.

In Doubs, you'll find Lake Saint Point, the third biggest natural lake in France, and the neighbouring Lake Remoray.

Last but not least, it's Jura that has the most lakes, including Chalain, Lamoura, Les Rousses and Vouglans, a lake that stretches for 35km like a long turquoise snake.

Taking to the trails between sources and waterfalls

In addition to the multiple lakes of the Jura Mountains, there are also some extremely beautiful sources and waterfalls that can be admired from the trails during your training sessions.

To mention only a few of the most spectacular, you may be lucky enough to see along the way the 31 vertical drops and 7 cascades of the Hérisson waterfalls, the 27 metre-high Saut du Doubs waterfall, the Glandieu waterfall comprising 2 successive 60-metre drops, or the listed site of the Langouette waterfall.

At the water's edge

Trail-running events

Trail races are organised throughout the year around the region's lakes and waterfalls:

  • Volodalen trail race around Lake Vouglans 
  • Lakes trail race at Clairvaux-les-Lacs 
  • Lison Source trail race
  • Great trail race of the upper Loue valley 

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