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La Randoline

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 3 hoursLength: 12.00 km


All season


Parc naturel régional du Doubs
6 Place du 23 Juin, CP 316
2350 Saignelégier

Parc du Doubs - 12 km circular hiking trail between Saignelégier and Etang de La Gruère via the Etang des Royes. The hike takes in the typical landscape of the Freiberg region: wooded pastures, pine forests and mysterious moorland.



12.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
118 m
Altitude difference descent
107 m
Time required
3 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Points of interest along the route:
1. Plateau of Franches-Montagnes
2. Etang des Royes
3. Etang de la Gruère.
It is also possible to do just part of the walk: from Saignelégier to the Etang des Royes or from the bus stop at Les Cerlatez to the Etang de La Gruère.
There are bus stops in Saignelégier, Les Cerlatez and Moulin (mill) de La Gruère.
An simple trail with little height difference (about 100 m of ascent and 100 m descent).


Follow signposts to La Randoline: a white square on a red background.
From the railway station go in the southerly direction until Halle Cantine. Hiking trail to Les Cerlatez. From there to the Etang de la Gruère and back again via Les Cerlatez.
Cross over the cantonal road and proceed to the Etang des Royes. Then back again to Saignelégier.
A free map of the La Randoline hiking trail can be obtained the Jura tourist office ( in the centre of Saignelégier.

Possibilities for catering

- Restaurant du Centre de Loisirs, Chemin des Sports 10, 2350 Saignelégier. Tél: 032 951 24 74. E-mail:,
- Auberge de la Couronne, La Theurre, Saignelégier: tél 032 951 11 15,


  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace


Starting point
Halle cantine de Saignelégier
Arrival by public transport
Saignelégier, Centre Loisirs Timetable SBB
Centre de Loisirs de Saignelégier
Arrival by public transport
Saignelégier, Centre Loisirs Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families

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Parc du Doubs

Etang des Royes

The Etang des Royes is the baby brother of the Etang de la Gruère and is visited less often. It is embedded in green and more remote, but has a great deal of charm and offers unique tranquillity.

Natural monumentNatural landscape / Habitat
Parc du Doubs

Etang de la Gruère

The walk round the Etang de la Gruère is easily accessible for young and old. A beautifully laid-out trail (wood shavings and board walks) reveals new and wonderful views at every step around this fantastic moorland lake.

Natural monumentNatural landscape / Habitat
Parc du Doubs

Les Cerlatez Nature Centre

Close to the nature reserve « l’Etang de la Gruère », Les Cerlatez Nature Centre has the objective to raise awareness on environmental issues. Located in the heart of the Franches-Montagnes, it offers an array of guided tours, exhibitions and hikes.

Visitor centerInformation center
Parc du Doubs

Auberge de la Couronne (The Crown Inn)

Just a stone's throw from the Etang de la Gruère, Yann Studer and his team are inspired by the calm of the place to offer creative and seasonal cuisine on the shaded terrace as well as in the nicely wooded room.