Grande Traversée du Jura by mountain bike from Goumois to Fournet-Blancheroche
The first part of this stage includes stretches along precipitous roads and demanding short climbs. There’s a long, unbroken ascent from the Echelles de la Mort up to the plateau.
One stretch of ‘GTJ Light’ is described in the Carto Guide of the "GTJ à VTT", covering the option of tackling the ascent by road rather than by the path.
- The Gorges du Doubs
- The Echelles de la Mort – these ladders were once used by smugglers transporting rare goods such as salt, tobacco and alcohol between Switzerland and France.
- The Belvédère de la Cendrée: the cliffs around this viewing point offer ideal nesting places for many species of birds. The views from here over Switzerland and the Alps are hard to beat in fine weather.