Fancy spending a weekend or a whole week in Jura with your family, amid nature's most beautiful colours? In Haut-Jura, autumn is the ideal season for recharging your batteries, with hiking, cycling and family outings between waterfalls, lakes and forests. Grandvaux has a few activities up its sleeve that the whole family can enjoy, including hikes, horse-and-carriage rides, dog sledding, spa and sauna facilities, and lunches at restaurants with panoramic views. In the evening, you can relax in your room at one of the region's hotels and guestrooms.

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Day 1 - Morning

Bike ride between waterfalls, lakes and forests

Spare your efforts on a gentle ride, taking the time to admire the scenery, along a cycle route suitable for E-bikes.

Along the way you'll see a waterfall, a lake, a river, a farm, a peat bog, a forest and pastureland.

Whether it's for 10 or 50 km, an hour or a half day, you're bound to find just the loop itinerary for you in the Grandvaux valley.

Bike rentals are available all year round from professionals who know their region well and are keen to share their recommendations with you.

Louer son vélo à la ferme Léonie
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Bike ride to a lake, the Lac à la Dame

Day1: Afternoon

Panoramic hiking trail: Pic de l’Aigle and The 4 Lakes panoramic viewpoint

Protected for their beautiful scenery, the Pic de l'Aigle summit and the 4 Lakes panoramic viewpoint are both great places to stop for a meditative break.

You'll love the array of autumn colours visible from this viewpoint, as well as the contours of the Jura mountains. Green conifers and multicoloured leaves exalt the hilly landscape and the rolling terrain of the first plateaux towards the Mounts of Jura - which give pride of place to the Mont Blanc, towering above the Jura arc. 

NB: The climb is fairly steep, but well worth the effort.

Along the forest path, what a surprise it is when you reach the viewpoints of first the 3 Lakes, then the 4 Lakes. The turquoise lakes of Ilay, Narlay, Petit Maclu and Grand Maclu, bordered by reedbeds, suddenly come into view – and you'll never get tired of the panorama and the everlasting memory this outing leaves you with.

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Point de vue dans le Haut Jura Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
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Randonnée au Belvédère des 4 Lacs Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
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Pic de l'aigle en automne Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Day 2 - Morning

Nature ride by horse and carriage

Fancy taking the family for a gentle and original ride in the company of a local guide who will show you the region's most beautiful landscapes?

With La Calèche des Chauvins you'll enjoy a moment of warmth and authenticity, breathtaking scenery, and a stunning view of the beautiful Abbaye lake, nestled in the heart of Grandvaux.

Added bonus: Children will love meeting the impressive Comtois horses, and stroking the rabbits before they leave.

La calèche des Chauvins
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Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme

Gourmet break with a view

Regional cuisine, local wines, a view over the lovely Abbaye lake, and a break for a Jura Mountains-style lunch at the restaurant Lou Granva!

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Day 2 - Afternoon

Moments of complicity with the Huskies

Escape to a natural wilderness of forests and glades in the company of Huskies. With Terre et Neige the whole family can explore the rolling Nanchez landscape with these dogs that put a smile on everyone's face.

In a sled on the snow or a cart on wheels, you can try this experience in any season. Here's your chance to learn about mushing, and about the lives of these sociable dogs.

After your ride, you'll get a chance to reward our four-legged friends with a drink of water and a good brush down. A moment made for sharing that's especially popular with childlren!

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Recommended restaurants and accommodation

Our selection of favourite places

Our map showing tours and recommended addresses

Other suggestions for autumn getaways

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Point de vue dans le Haut Jura Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Randonnée au Belvédère des 4 Lacs Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Pic de l'aigle en automne Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme