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Jura mountain range (route no. 54)

"In the Tour de France, the cyclists race against the stopwatch but on this tour, you stop cycling to look at the watches and clocks! My route is peppered with a few good climbs but also plenty of freewheeling sections that are always welcome; it twists and turns through the magnificent landscapes of the Jura which gave birth to the first artisan watchmakers, and through the main towns that have figured in the illustrious history of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Everything revolves around time here. So this is a golden opportunity for me to take my own time…"


The full route comprises 4 stages between Sainte-Croix and Liestal.

Section 1: Sainte-Croix - Le Locle
Distance: 60 km
Gradient: 860 m

Section 2: Le Locle - Tramelan
Distance: 42 km
Gradient: 600 m

Section 3: Tramelan - Welschenrohr
Distance: 42 km
Gradient: 606 m

Technically: medium
Physically: medium

Good to know

  • Doubs Valley and the Saut du Doubs: the river marks the border between France and Switzerland. Don't miss: the famous 27-metre waterfall.
  • Scooters on Mt-Soleil: ride up in the funicular and back down on a scooter hired on site.
  • Tower of Moron: a panoramic viewing tower created by the architect Mario Botta and built by apprentices, situated on the ridge of the Moron.


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Jura mountain range (route no. 54)

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