The unique nature line

A natural destination par excellence

The Morbier PDO geographical region, the Jura Massif, is a natural destination par excellence. Peaks, lakes, rivers, caves, a natural regional park, the Jura mountains are full of natural wonders to discover while enjoying a range of outdoor activities.

Just like the Morbier production area, the Jura mountains stretch over 3 departments: Doubs, Jura and Ain. The richness of this environment is enhanced by a magnificent heritage. The region has a recognised gastronomic heritage with its 4 PDO cheeses (Morbier, Comté, Mont d’Or and Bleu de Gex Haut Jura), cured meats, absinthe and the Jura vineyard, renowned for its unique wines.

Summer activities

Hiking is the region’s flagship activity with 3000 miles (5 000km) of trails! There is something for everyone, from the famous GRP® and GR® short and long hiking trails, to other long routes.

The Morbier PDO region has also created two routes for fun and educational walks in the heart of Haut-Doubs, on the theme of the cheese with the black line. A true open-air museum, these 2 walks are approximately 3 miles (5km) each and are located in Métabief (leave from 36 Rue du Village, 25370 Métabief) and in Labergement-Sainte-Marie (leave from the fruitière des Lacs 25160 Labergement-Sainte-Marie) .
Suitable for the whole family, these circular routes will introduce you to the landscapes of the Jura massif and one of its delicious PDO cheeses: Morbier! Along the way, you can visit the cheese dairies and enjoy a tasting!

The more athletic will be delighted by the trails in the region: the UTTJ, the Ultra01, and the UTMJ… not to mention the Morbier trail!
At the end of August, the Morbier cheese board organises an inter-professional competition in the eponymous town of Morbier, to elect the year’s best Morbier. This is the opportunity for a big festival with a demonstration of how Morbier is made, a craft market, herding and sled dogs, meals featuring Morbier… A fabulous day out bringing together all those involved in the sector, local residents and any passing tourists!

Immersion in the Trait Morbier Trail

Winter activities

When the cows ruminate on the hay in the warm stalls and the peaks of the Massif are covered in snow, it’s time for us to put on our skis!

A paradise for cross-country skiing, Jura also offers snowshoeing, dog sledding, and tobogganing, and you can go downhill skiing in 3 large resorts: Métabief (25), les Rousses (39) and Lélex (01). For the more curious, you can even try your hand at biathlon in some resorts. The slightly less adventurous can enjoy a delicious raclette, with Morbier of course!

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