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A magnificent path through the Franches-Montagnes between the villages of Le Noirmont and Les Bois. It’s a discovery of the region's marvellous nature. It is composed of pasturelands, pine tree forests and a succession of inviting and typically named hamlets, home to the former houses of artisan watchmakers.

Description

From Le Noirmont railway station, take the underpass towards the south. After vast pasturelands and then a slight climb through the forest, you'll spot the hamlet of Peu-Péquignot. The horses are kept outside, even in the winter. If you head further west and follow the path among the pine trees, the next hamlet, le Creux-des-Biches, will come into sight. Then you'll see the hamlet of Les Barrières midway through the route. Why not make a short stop at the restaurant?

Next, you’ll find yourself in a beautiful field until you reach the hamlet of le Boéchet. This part of the region is also the homeland of the first peasant watchmakers. You might see the odd house where the artisan watchmakers used to work in the 19th century. A museum, located in Le Boéchet, highlights the development of watchmaking in the Franches-Montagnes region. The route continues south and climbs through the forest. Then you arrive at Cerneux-au-Maire. This is followed by a magnificent journey across pastured woodlands as far as the village of Les Bois, where you can visit the site of Maison Rouge, a retirement home for horses.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Le Noirmont
Destination
Les Bois
Ascent
240 m
Descent
170 m
Distance
10 km
Duration
3 h 40 min
Physical requirements
Difficult
Elevation profile
240Meter ascents
170Meter descents
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Signalization
Signalisation in one direction
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Map

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Contact

Jura Tourisme
Rue de la Gruère 6
2350 Saignelégier

Phone +41 (0)32 432 41 60
info@juratourisme.ch
juratourisme.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 223

Distance

10 km

Duration

3 h 40 min

Ascent

240 m

Travel information: Le Noirmont

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