Franches-Montagnes Tour (route no. 712)
"Undeterred by the prospect of riding 42 km by mountain bike, we set off on this trail. It is a versatile route that anyone can manage if they take their time. Riding from Saignelégier towards Les Cerlatez, we drop by the Etang de la Gruère, which is always worth a trip! At Le Cernil, we cross some wonderful pastures reminiscent of the Far North before reaching the village of Les Bois. What a change of scene - you really feel like you are in the heart of the Franches-Montagnes. Unbeatable! The Peu-Péquignot is an ideal place for us to stop and enjoy a regional speciality. Let's not be over-confident, though: we still have to manage the climb over Les Sommêtres before getting back to our starting point."
The Schmidt family
Route: Saignelégier - Les Cerlatez - Le Cernil - La Chaux-d'Abel - Les Bois - Le Boéchet - Le Noirmont - Les Sommêtres - Saignelégier
Distance: 42 km
Gradient: 660 m
Good to know
- Mountain bikes can be hired at the CJ station in Saignelégier.
- Don't miss: the Nature Centre at Les Cerlatez, a visit to the Etang de la Gruère and the view from the Rocher des Sommêtres.
- Plenty of catering options along the way.
- You can travel some of the way by train; there are several CJ stations along the route.
DownloadProfile of the route | PDF, 130 kB
Mountainbike map | PDF, 6.36 MB