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Explore Jura and its enchanting landscapes along two versions of Le Tour du Jura. One is designed for leisure biking, the other for athletic biking. Both are emblematic itineraries that unfold over several days, crossing Jura, an area well-known for its high quality of roads in addition to an interesting natural and cultural heritage.
Le Tour du Jura in its leisure biking version is a 150-km itinerary accessible to all levels. It combines cycling routes and greenways, including the emblematic Eurovélo 6 in the Doubs valley, with small low-traffic roads. Along this itinerary, you will discover the cultural, natural, historical and gourmet heritage of Jura as you cross through the Dole area, the Bresse Jurassienne and the Revermont Vignoble winegrowing area.
On the way, take the time to see:
- Dole, city of Art and History
- The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, listed as world heritage with UNESCO
- The Grande Saline saltworks of Salins-les-Bains, listed as world heritage with UNESCO
- Arbois, capital of Jura wines
- Poligny, capital of Comté
- The ponds of the Bresse Jurassienne
This athletic, 250-km version of the itinerary gains 3,900 m in altitude and is designed for experienced cyclists. The adventure will take you up the most beautiful climbs of the area through breath-taking natural settings on your way to the Jura Mountains. On the athletic version of Le Tour du Jura, you will discover the full diversity of the area’s scenery, from the Mediterranean accents of the Petite Montagne to the majestic valleys of Le Vignoble to the sparkling emerald gleam of lakes and waterfalls. This very diverse bike escapade will certainly enchant you. If you are looking for a change of scenery, look no further!
On the way, take time to see:
- Lons-le-Saunier, spa town and prefecture of Jura
- La Petite Montagne with its southern influence
- Lac de Vouglans, the third largest lake in France in terms of area
- Saint-Claude, capital of Haut-Jura
- Les Rousses ski resort at 1,200 metres of altitude
- Lac de Chalain and the Le Hérisson waterfalls
- The Saine valley and its impressive gorges
- Chateau-Chalon, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, capital of Vin Jaune
- Baume-les-Messieurs, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, featuring a 12th-century abbey
Leisure Tour du Jura: 2 to 5 days
Athletic Tour du Jura: 2 to 5 days
Leisure Tour du Jura: 155 km / gain in altitude of fewer than 1,000 metres
Athletic Tour du Jura: 250 km / gain in altitude of 3,900 metres
The largest bike itinerary in Jura
Two versions of the Tour du Jura make it accessible to all levels
Marked-out paths to let you go at your own pace
A great diversity of landscapes and sites to discover
Easy access (train stations, motorway and airport)
Well-adapted services available throughout the journey: accommodations, bike rental and repairs, restaurants, shops and other amenities
Luggage transport services available at the taxi centre, TACO 39: 03 39 39 96 39