Grandes Traversées du Jura

”Les Grandes Traversées du Jura” is a trail from Mandeure to Culoz, This trail crosses the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Jura, 3 departments (Doubs, Jura, Ain) and 2 regions (Franche-Comté and Rhône-Alpes).

Several options are available below


Walk :

La Grande Traversée du Jura on foot is a long hiking trail (GR) that runs through the Jura Mountains, Mandeure in the north  to Culoz in the Ain to the south. The Grand Traverse of the Jura crosses the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Jura and offers an incursion into neighboring Switzerland. Inaugurated in 2004.
With the Grand Traverse of the Jura on foot, lovers of nature and the great outdoors live intense moments in a gentel mountain and a protected environment. This is a route without any particular difficulty that will take the most beautiful trails of the Jura Mountains.

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Bicycle :

La Grande Traversée du Jura by bicycle was started in 2006. The course totals 360 kms between Montbéliard (Doubs) in North and Culoz (Ain) in the south, via Goumois, Morteau, Pontarlier, Mouthe, Morez, Mijoux and Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. It also offers variants that can cross a mountain pass or discover a curiosity of the Jura Mountains,  especially in the south, in the department of Ain.

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Ski :

La Grande Traversée du Jura Ski is a route 175 km long, unique in France, from Morteau in the Doubs to Giron in the Ain crossing the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Jura and a bit of Switzerland .
La Grande Traversée du Jura is marked and can be done according to each ones’ level of skiing, fitness and … desires. La Grande Traversée du Jura ski offers its variety of landforms, beautiful scenery, a trip to the heart of a beautiful nature.

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Snowshoes :

La Grande Traversée du Jura Snowshoeing is a unique winter route in France, from Mouthe (Doubs) to Giron (Ain) crossing the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Jura, about 120 km. La Grande Traversée du Jura is marked, it is for the hiker to discover his own way, discovering the natural environment,.
The route of La Grande Traversée du Jura was designed for optimal snowshoeing and allows you  to discover the most beautiful landscapes of the Jura Mountains.

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Transport bags
We can  transport your bagage: 36 € /bag between  1 to 5 bags per stop over and 25 kms distance

(usual stop overs on snowshoes, skis or walking)

  • Le Chauffaud/Le Meix Musy-Les Gras/les Seignes
  • Les Seignes-Les Verrières de Joux
  • Les Verrières de Joux-Métabief
  • Métabief-Mouthe
  • Mouthe-Chapelle des Bois
  • Chapelle des Bois-Les Rousses
  • Les Rousses-Lajoux
  • Lajoux-Bellecombe
  • Bellecombe-Giron ou La Pesse

Beyond 5 sacks and 25 kms
For bike transport,
For the transport of persons (back to the starting point)
We establish an estimate.

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