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Grande Traversée du Jura by bike

Mountains
375 Km
Montbéliard
Culoz
A cycling adventure to explore the Jura Range. Wend your way across its vast open spaces, its charming villages and its mountains, enjoying splendid views. La Grande Traversée du Jura à Vélo (or GTJ à Vélo) starts from Montbéliard and ends in Culoz, taking you riding along over 370km on minor roads. It links the Doubs and Rhône Rivers. The way is accessible to all types of cyclist, running through the heart of verdant, mid-altitude mountains. As well as all the discoveries to make along this route, alternative offshoots allow you to tackle mythic ascents, notably of the Col de la Faucille and Le Grand Colombier.

Grande Traversée du Jura by bike - GTJ by bike

Signposting and layout of the GTJ by bike

The Grande Traversée du Jura à Vélo route is signposted in both directions. The signs appear on the normal road signs.

Along certain stretches in the county (département) of the Doubs, the signposting was still in the process of being finalized at time of writing. We recommend that you download the route’s GPX tracks or invest in the paper topo-guide (in French).

Trains and stations to use to reach the route 

  • Montbéliard: the closest train station to the departure point at Mandeure.
    Regional TER line Lyon - Montbéliard - Belfort
  • Culoz: Regional TER line at the southern end of the route
    Regional TER line Lyon - Culoz - Genève

Consult possibilities for taking your bike on trains in France.  

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