The Saut du Doubs

This hike 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. Update : 29/01/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h00[?]
Distance Distance : 10.36km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 371m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 373m
Highest point Highest point : 915m
Lowest point Lowest point : 713m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Jura mountains
Location Location : Villers-le-Lac (25130)
Starting point Starting point : N 47.085317° / E 6.703423°
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(S) Park the car in the Les Vions car park.
Head down the road to the pier at Lake Brenets and head left (1). 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).
At the dam (3), 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.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 889m
1 : km 0.2 - alt. 864m
2 : km 0.85 - alt. 767m - Doubs (rivière)
3 : km 1.17 - alt. 784m - Saut du Doubs
4 : km 4.65 - alt. 741m - Barrage du Châtelot dam
D/A : km 10.36 - alt. 889m

Useful Information

Some parts of the hike 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
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5

on Fri 09 Aug 2019 08:26:43 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 06/08/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : 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 15:21:30 CEST

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

on Mon 09 Jul 2018 14:21:07 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 09/07/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : 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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