Grande Traversée du Jura by bike
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.
Cycle routes that connect with the Grande Traversée du Jura à Vélo
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