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Haut-Doubs is a spectacular place of beauty and adventure, providing an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities at its lakes, rivers and mountains. Each season has its own distinctive charm.
In winter, skiers discover a nordic ski paradise and the beauty of its preserved wilderness. The famous "Transjurassienne" (cross-country ski race) is a major event in the area, with thousands of participants from all over the world racing on 76 km between the villages of Lamoura and Mouthe.
Summer is just as attractive a season as winter, thanks to the many lakes and rivers where swimming, sailing, canoeing, canyoning and fishing can be enjoyed and mountains with numerous trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Jura Mountains

Winter Sports

Cross-country and downhill skiing are the major activities in winter in most of the villages and ski resorts of Mouthe, Chapelle-des-Bois, Metabief Mont d'Or, Pontarlier and Montbenoit and Val de Morteau.

Dogsled rides, training in dogsled-driving and introduction to mushing are popular in the villages of Chaux-Neuve, Les Fourgs and La Longeville. Snowshoeing trails are available in Mouthe, Chaux-Neuve and Chapelle-des-Bois. The ski jump stadium of Chaux-Neuve is used all year around.

Water Activities

St-Point and Remoray Lakes

The pleasant environment is the perfect setting for relaxation and fishing. Malbuisson, Grangettes, St-Point and Chaon provide nice beaches for swimming.

Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, rowing can be enjoyed in St Point and Remoray Lakes. Water recreation areas are located in Oye-et-Pallet and Labergement-Sainte-Marie villages.
Available services on the spot: small boats and pedal boats rentals, fishing equipment and permit, etc...

Doubs River

The Doubs River is known as one of the lovelies French rivers. A great variety and abundance of fish makes it a fisherman's paradise. Its rushing waters also attract canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts.

Hiking and Mountain Biking (VTT)

In summer, bikers and hikers use the ski trails of the "Grande Traversée du Jura", a 400 km network of relatively easy trails that crosses the entire Jura Mountain. It covers 220 km in the Doubs department.
Metabief is world famous for its mountain biking trails. Its year-around downhill trail, 2,9 km long with a vertical difference of 400 m, hosts regularly some important championships. A chairlift takes the bikers up the mountain to access the trails.
Nature discovery trails in Chapelle-des-Bois, Les Fourgs, Lake St Point and Mouthe.

Other Activities

  • Rock climbing: on Berche cliff, site near Metabief

  • Aerial sports: Hang gliding and paragliding in Pontarlier and Morteau

  • Horseback riding in Pontarlier, Mouthe and Metabief

  • Golf in Pontarlier and Chapelle-des-Bois.

  • Karting in Pontarlier.

  • Devalkart in Rochejean

Alpine Slide

The chairlift takes riders and their "toboggans" up the mountain for a 60 m descent. Each sled has a control stick that regulates the speed of the descent. There are 2 tracks, running side by side, one for beginners, the other one for speed lovers.
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