Short trip
252 Km
I cycle a lot
This cycling adventure tackling France’s Montagnes du Jura leads riders along the most beautiful climbs in the département (or French county) called the Jura. You cross breathtaking natural scenery, riding along quiet roads, discovering some of the Jura’s major sites. What with the Petite Montagne, marked by Mediterranean influences, the Jura vineyards, spreading down majestic reculées (steephead valleys) and Les Rousses ski resort, at 1,200m in altitude, not forgetting the impressive Vouglans Lake with its dam, this adventure offers discoveries aplenty. It will appeal to cyclists who appreciate sporty roaming trips, many changes of scenery guaranteed!

Elevation of the route

4548 m 4549 m

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 2,90 km By road: 251,30 km

Surface of the cycle route

Lisse: 254,20 km

Road Cycling Tour of 250km in France’s Montagnes du Jura

Practical information

The Tour du Jura à Vélo Sport is fully signposted in anti-clockwise direction. It is accessible to electric bikes, but this is a cycle route geared to seasoned cyclists used to road cycling. The route is on roads shared with motorized traffic and involves significant shifts in altitude. Services along the way are simple (in terms of accommodation, eateries, pharmacies, bike repair facilities, etc). To find out about all the services close to the route, we suggest you invest in the Cartoguide Vélo du Jura (€6 at time or writing) available on or in tourist offices around the Jura.

Access to the cycle route

  • By train (Line Lyon > Strasbourg): train stations at Lons-le-Saunier and Domblans
  • By train (Ligne des Hirondelles): train stations at Saint-Claude, Morez, Morbier and Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux
  • By car: access from the A39 motorway to reach Lons-le-Saunier, or from the A40 motorway to reach Saint-Claude via Oyonnax

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Car parking facilities

  • Free, long-stay car park at the Gare de Lons-le-Saunier (train station)
  • Free, long-stay car park at the Gare de Saint-Claude (train station)

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