Saint Laurent en Grandvaux is in the area known as the Pays des Rouliers, after the 19th-century travelling salesmen who headed off, loaded with local specialities to sell, returning with merchandise brought from beyond for sale. Riding along this stage of the GTJ à Vélo, imagine them on their journey beside the very beautiful Lac de l'Abbaye, up to Morez, which bears witness to the flourishing metal works that grew up here and remain renowned for the manufacturing of high-quality spectacles.
Grande Traversée du Jura by bike from Saint-Laurent-En-Grandvaux to Morez
A stage without major difficulties, with gentle slopes along the first part, before you cycle down a road forbidden to motorized vehicles as far as Morez, following the Bienne Gorges.
There’s a Bosch electric bike charging station cyclists can easily access at Morez Tourist Office.
- Morez: capital for the manufacturing of spectacles; Musée de la Lunetterie (on spectacles)
- Lac de l'Abbaye