23 miles
Distance
5,343 ft
Climb
-5,343 ft
Descent
3,076 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.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    1,387 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,398 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,398 ft
  • Grade max
    -73.697%
  • Grade min
    173.152%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,160 ft
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