23.5 miles
Distance
3,313 ft
Climb
-3,312 ft
Descent
3,070 ft
High Point

This not too challenging tour is very scenic and technically varied. It leads us from Porrentruy southwards at Les Malettes (near the Col des Rangiers) to the Crete of the Jura, which separates Porrentry from the gorge of the Doubs at St. Ursanne. At the top of this ridge we drive about 20 km westwards with alternating views of the Doubs on the one hand and the Ajoie on the other. We cross the road on the Col de la Croix, which connects St. Ursanne with Porrentruy. As we descend back to the Ajoie plateau, we pass through a small ravine that bears the appealing name "Echelle de la Mort" (death leader), a reminder of times when the path through the gorge was a little less well developed.

Detailed Description
Col de la Croix is a 23 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Porrentruy. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route climbs 3,313 ft with a max elevation of 3,070 ft then descends -3,312 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    7
More Stats for Col de la Croix mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,392 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,392 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,391 ft
  • Grade max
    -51%
  • Grade min
    37.8%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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