Franches-Montagnes Route (route no. 23)
"It was this spring, on a beautiful morning in May, that I decided to take a cycle tour. I opted for one end of route 23, "Basle-Franches-Montagnes". Setting off from the capital of Jura, I reached Bellelay, birthplace of Tête de Moine cheese. The route begins in a very calm and flat environment, passing through the villages of the valley of Delémont. The sunshine and the cool morning air were there to greet me. However, the route quickly changes at the start of the Gorges of Pichoux before reaching the final destination. These gorges are a mystical and magnificent place - enough to make you forget that you are riding uphill!".
The full route comprises 2 stages between Basle and Tramelan.
Section 1: Basle - Delémont
Distance: 45 km
Gradient: 320 m
Section 2: Delémont - Tramelan
Distance: 36 km
Gradient: 700 m
Good to know
- Worth a visit: the old town of Delémont.
- Shortly before arriving in Saignelégier, don't miss the L'Etang de la Gruère.
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