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29,12 Km
1 h 56 min
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29,12 km cycling route from Saint-Hyppolite to Goumois

Leaving Saint-Hippolyte, this GTJ by MTB stage starts with a long climb, following a former Roman road up to the Plateau de Maîche, with lovely views over the Doubs Valley. Then the route plunges you back down to the river gorges and a spot beloved of anglers. Give your legs a rest on the riverbank, admiring the fly-fishermen’s skills, ‘tickling’ the trout and rainbow trout teeming in the waters.

Elevation of the stage

645 m 767 m

Grande Traversée du Jura by mountain bike from Saint-Hyppolite to Goumois

A physically demanding stage, with 800m of positive elevation, 350m of which you have to tackle as soon as you leave Saint-Hippolyte, first on a road, then along a path. The rest of this stage takes you up and down, alternating between roads and paths. Between La Closure and the Moulin du Plain, there’s a long descent, some of it technically challenging.

Two ‘GTJ Light’ stretches are described in the Carto Guide of the "GTJ à VTT", enabling you to bypass the main technical difficulties on this stage.

Unmissable sites

  • The many viewing points (belvédères) along the Doubs Valley
  • Goumois: a village renowned for the quality of its fishing, attracting fly fishermen. It’s nicknamed ‘the Franco-Swiss pearl’, half of the village lying on the Swiss side of the river, half on the French side.

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