To the cliffs and edge of the Freiberge
Distance 5 km
Duration 1 h 30 min
Ascent 203 m
The Freiberge is known to be a predominantly flat highland plateau. However, by Noirmont things change dramatically, with a steep and narrow drop to the Doubs Valley.
The Sommêtre ridge by Le Noirmont is one of the most scenic and breeziest points in Canton Jura. During the Middle Ages the Spiegelberg Lords constructed a castle on the narrow rock ridge; considered impregnable owing to the steep hillsides both north and south and an almost vertical drop. Today, solely a heap of stones and access in the form of steps cut in the rock remind one of days long gone. For now a refuge, from which you enjoy far-reaching views over the razor-sharp ridge (a popular spot for climbers), the valley of Doubs and French Jura has taken its place.
This spectacular and somewhat exposed location is reached from Muriaux on an initially broad gravel path through grasslands and pine forests. And the final stretch runs along the visibly narrowing ridge path. The same section is covered for the return journey, but then branches off at the parting of ways (Point 1075) direction south – to pass through Les Combes on the way to the Le Noirmont clinic on Roc Montès, and then on to the village.
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
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1 h 30 min
May - October
With panoramic view, Through a nature conservation area, To a mountain peak