Monts Jura mountain
Ains mountains are full of sights!
Take advantage of your stay at Camping Le Valserine to explore the surroundings.
Visit the Pays de Gex Tourist Office website and the Monts Jura ski resort website.
Col de Menthières
Col de la Faucille
Crêt de la Neige
Hiking in the Monts-Jura
From easy hiking with family along the Valserine river to more difficult hikes (GTC)
Discover more than 100km marked trails and explore the Valserine valley.
The Grande Traversée du Jura (GTJ) on the tracks of the GR 509.
It will take you about 3 hours walking through our preserved nature to reach the Crêt de Chalam (1545m) or the Crêt de la Neige (highest summit of the Haut-Jura Massif, at 1720m above the sea level) and be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc massif.
Mountain biking & Cycling
MTB trail for children from 6 to 12 years old at the Col de Menthières
All level MTB trail at the Col de la Faucille
Downhill mountain biking
Take advantage of the Lélex and Crozet cable cars and follow the footpaths over 800m vertical drop, from 900m to 1700m above the sea level.
GTJ bicycle trail
360 km trail from Montbéliard in the Doubs to Culoz in the Ain, passing through Chézery-Forens where you can have a stopover at the bike-friendly Le Valserine campsite.
The Tour de l'Ain by Chézery-Forens
Created in 1989, the Tour de l'Ain is an annual professional cycling stage race held in eastern France .
he Tour de l’Ain is above all a revealer of future champions: Thibaut PINOT, Romain BARDET, Julian ALAPHILIPPE, Warren BARGUIL, David GAUDU.
The current leaders of French cycling won their first professional victory or got first noticed at the event.
La falaise de Champfromier (Champfromier cliff)
Climbing site 10 minutes from the campsite.
Beautiful and quiet site where you can climb all year round : slab climbing, vertical walls, climbing overhangs, cracks climbing, dihedrals... good rocks.
Fête des bûcherons (woodcutters fest in Mijoux)
Le Cri de la goutte festival in Menthières.
Dahu festival in Lélex.
Flea market & craftsmen's market in Lélex.
The Révole des foins in Chézery (hay festival)
Fauna & Flora
The Haut-Jura Natural Park is full of animal and plant species.
Le pont du diable (The Devil's Bridge)
A 2.5 hour walk in the woods, on the old road going from Chézery to Lélex, bordered by a high cliff called "Rocher des Hirondelles" (Swallow Rock).
Le Moulin de Thomas (Thomas Mill)
1 hour walk along the Valserine river to the ruins of a 17th century water mill (good to do with children)
La Borne au Lion
A place of history and memory.
This place was not only a refuge for the resistance in 1944, but in the 17th century, the Lion milestone was erected as a border between France and Spain.
La fontaine bénite (the Holy Fountain)
The legend says that Saint-Roland was walking along the Valserine and met a reaper dripping with sweat.
St. Roland strikes the ground with his walking stick, and up springs fresh water. This spring is said to have healing properties!
iT will take you an hour walking to get there and check it out!
Le pont Ruffy (the Ruffy Bridge)
It takes 3 hours to get to this place straight out of a fairy tale where you might see an elf! This hike passes through the hamlet of La Rivière. The story said that the village was buried by the collapse of the Lachat on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, the inhabitants were saved by the midnight mass held in the village.
Au fil d’une légende
Two different level 2 hours loops (one adapted to children), in the Valserine forest, where you will discover sculptures all along the trail.
To see and to do
There is no shortage of walks and beautiful landscapes in the Monts Jura!
It's hard to write everything, so come and discover for yourself!
The Etrets waterfall or the viewpoints such as the Reculet, Gralet, Poutouille or Roche de Beau Château