The Saut du Doubs

This walk is a marvellous way to explore the beautiful Saut du Doubs.

Technical sheet No. 4098504

A Villers-le-Lac walk posted on 14/07/12 by LB_Neil. Last update : 22/09/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h00 ?
Distance Distance : 10.36 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 371 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 373 m
Highest point Highest point : 915 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 713 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Pédestre Pédestre
Area Area : Jura mountains
Location Location : Villers-le-Lac (25130)
Starting point Starting point : N 47.085317° / E 6.703423°
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Start : Lieu dit Les Vions car park

(D/A) From Les Vions car park, head down the road to the pier at Lake Brenets.

(1) At the pier, head left and follow the signs towards Barrage du Châtelot dam overlooking the Doubs. After a short walk, you will come to the amazing Saut du Doubs.

(2). When you finished enjoying the view carry on following the signs towards Barrage du Châtelot dam.

(3) At the dam, turn left into the path leading to the ladder (an old French and Swiss smugglers’ passage in their heyday). Continue uphill to the hamlet of Le Pissoux and follow the road, with the return markings taking you back to the pier (for a small boat trip on the lake) or directly to the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 889 m - Lieu dit Les Vions car park
1 : km 0.85 - alt. 767 m - Lake Brenets
2 : km 1.17 - alt. 784 m - Saut du Doubs
3 : km 4.65 - alt. 741 m - Barrage du Châtelot dam
D/A : km 10.36 - alt. 889 m - Lieu dit Les Vions car park

Useful Information

Parking : Park the car in the Les Vions car park.
Note : Some parts of the walk are on roads on the return journey.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 2
Clarity of route description : 4.5/5
Clarity of route map : 5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5

on Fri 09 Aug 2019 02:26:43 EDT

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 05/08/19
Clarity of route description : ★★★★☆ Good
Clarity of route map : ★★★★★ Very good
Walk interest : ★★★★☆ Good

Walked to the dam and back the same way. Did not continue after the dam as did not want to walk a significant way on roads or take the boat trip. The walk to the dam was very interesting with many rock formations to view. The dam itself was less interesting.

on Mon 09 Jul 2018 09:21:30 EDT

Glad you enjoyed the walk! Please feel welcome to share any photos if you have any

on Mon 09 Jul 2018 08:21:07 EDT

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 08/07/18
Clarity of route description : ★★★★★ Very good
Clarity of route map : ★★★★★ Very good
Walk interest : ★★★★★ Very good

Hi.. On a hot day great interesting walk . Under forest cover and plenty of shade, but with great views .No cafes on the way so take your own suppliers.Wonderful walk would do it again.

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