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SwitzerlandMobility: Cycling

Jura mountain range (route No. 54)

"In the Tour de France, the cyclists race against the stopwatch but on this tour, you stop cycling to look at the watches and clocks! My route is peppered with a few good climbs but also plenty of freewheeling sections that are always welcome; it twists and turns through the magnificent landscapes of the Jura which gave birth to the first artisan watchmakers, and through the main towns that have figured in the illustrious history of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Everything centers around time here. So this is a golden opportunity for me to take my own time …"


Section 1: Sainte-Croix - Le Locle
Distance: 60 km (37 miles)
Gradient: 860 m

Section 2: Le Locle - Tramelan
Distance: 42 km (26 miles)
Gradient: 600 m

Technically: Moderate
Physically: Moderate

Good to know

  • Attention: the main roads in La Chaux-de-Fonds carry very heavy traffic.
  • On this route, works by local artists are on show in a typical Neuchâtel farmhouse at Grand-Cachot-de-Vent.
  • Cycle hire: Rent a bike


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SwitzerlandMobility: Cycling

Jura mountain range (route No. 54)