36,55 km cycling route from Lajoux to Giron
Elevation of the stage
Grande Traversée du Jura by mountain bike from Lajoux to Giron
Shortly after Lajoux, there’s a difficult climb to Les Platières before you embark on a mix of grassy paths and links on roads. You’ll reach the Lion marker via a stretch of road. There’s a technically challenging stretch lasting two kilometres at the level of La Roche Fauconnière, shortly before Giron.
Three portions of ‘GTJ Light’ are described in the Carto Guide of the "GTJ à VTT", enabling you to bypass the major difficulties on this stage.
- Les Hautes Combes: with typical Jura combe landscapes (marked by high limestone cliffs), plus unbeatable views of the Monts Jura, the Col de la Faucille, Montrond and the Crêt de la Neige
- Les Moussières: the Maison des Fromages, presenting regional cheeses
- La Pesse: La Borne au Lion, an historic frontier road marker providing fine views of La Roche Fauconnière and the Crêt de Chalam, set in an area where the French Resistance was active in World War II