"I can't wait to discover the famous "Green Fairy" whose praises my cyclist friends have been singing for months. The group sets off in good spirits. I'm anxious that I might not be able to keep up with them on this journey, but my fears are assuaged as I pedal on. Even the climb up to Cernil is child's play. Suddenly, a stunning spectacle is revealed: we glimpse the lake of Les Taillères, coiled against its verdant backdrop. My legs are pedaling but my spirit is soaring amid this scenery which is so typical of the Jura. The steep descent down the Côte de Rosière snaps me brusquely out of this reverie… concentration is needed to reach the bottom of the valley!"
Coco, 36 years old
Route: Couvet - La Côte-aux-Fées - Les Ponts-de-Martel - Couvet
Distance: 68 km (42 miles)
Gradient: about 760 m
Good to know
- At Ponts-de-Martel, you can visit the cheese factory "Fromagerie des Martels."
- Cycle hire: Rent a bike or at the Travers Asphalt Mines.
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