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Au fil du Doubs - Stage 4

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 - 4hLength: 15.40 km


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

Parc du Doubs - Leave the wild nature behind you and slowly come back to the real world before reaching the medieval town of St-Ursanne. There, the Doubs makes a sharp turn; perhaps this is where it gets ist name from - dubitus meaning the hesitant in Latin.



15.40 km
Amount untarred route
9.20 km
Vertical heigth
15 m
Altitude difference ascent
160 m
Altitude difference descent
145 m
Time required
2 - 4h
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


The aspiring explorers can enjoy a treasure hunt on the Doubs in a canoe or a kayak. A fun family activity:
Every other year in July (every odd year), St-Ursanne hosts the "Fête des Médiévales", a medevial fair.


Route n° 95

Possibilities for catering

- Hôtel du Cerf:
- Domaine de Tariche: /
- Maison du Tourisme :
- Hôtel Restaurant de la Couronne:
- Hôtel du Boeuf:

Price information

Package available (Accommodation + breakfast + luggage transport): CHF 599.-
More infos:


  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace


Starting point
Soubey (Altitude: 475 m)
Arrival by public transport
Soubey, Village, bus Timetable SBB
St-Ursanne (Altitude: 490 m)
Arrival by public transport
Gare CFF de St-Ursanne Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes
  • Association/Companies

Discovering underway

Parc du Doubs

Pont de Saint-Jean, St-Ursanne

Ancien pont traversant le Doubs pour rejoindre la cité médiévale de St-Ursanne. Datant de 1729, le pont actuel a été construit en remplacement d'un pont en bois datant de 1760.

Historical buildingHistorical placeWaters
Parc du Doubs

Hôtel du Doubs

Avec son restaurant, sa terrasse et son bar, l'Hôtel du Doubs vous offre ses spécialités : truites aux fines herbes, cuisses de grenouilles, jambon à l'os et friture de filet de carpe.

Parc du Doubs

Hôtel de la Couronne

Small family hotel with nine pleasant and comfortable rooms equipped with free Internet WLAN connexion. A brasserie and a restaurant, completed in summer by a terrace with a play area for children and a petanque pitch. Traditional cuisine.

Parc du Doubs


This "pearl of the Jura" is a medieval little town on the Doubs river with a prestigious history. Century-old buildings such as the collegiate church from the 12th century and its cloisters testify to this.
Guided tours:

SiteHistorical place
Parc du Doubs

Hermitage in St-Ursanne

The hermitage chapel in the rock face is reached through a late Renaissance style door and 200 steps. Next to it is the grotto in which St Ursicinus is supposed to have lived, and a viewpoint with a wonderful view of the Doubs.

Natural monumentViewpoint
Parc du Doubs

Portes médiévales St-Ursanne

Trois magnifiques portes encerclent les enceintes de la cité médiévale. La porte Saint-Paul(XIIIè), la porte Saint-Pierre (XVIè) et la porte St-Jean (XVIè).

Historical building