Grande Traversée du Jura by mountain bike from Mandeure to Saint-Hyppolite
This first stage includes technically challenging stretches. Even along the first kilometres, the way can prove slippery in wet weather. After a steep descent before Pont de Roide, there’s a good climb by road, ending with a track. The last part, at the level of the Grotte du Château de la Roche, involves a very sharp descent on a technically demanding stretch.
Three stretches of ‘GTJ Light’ are described in the Carto Guide of the GTJ VTT, allowing you to bypass the main difficulties along this stage.
- Montbéliard: Pays d'Art et d'Histoire
- Mandeure: Gallo-Roman theatre
- Fort des Roches
- Le Lomont Memorial, paying homage to World War II Resistance fighters
- Saint-Hippolyte: a fortified Petite Cité de Caractère, or historic small town, at the confluence of Doubs and Dessoubre Rivers.
SNCF train station
Montbéliard train station