Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.6 - alt. km 0.6
2 : km 1.53 - alt. km 1.53
3 : km 2.11 - alt. km 2.11
4 : km 2.66 - alt. km 2.66
5 : km 3.79 - alt. km 3.79
6 : km 4.71 - alt. km 4.71
7 : km 4.96 - alt. km 4.96
8 : km 6.29 - alt. km 6.29
9 : km 7.25 - alt. km 7.25
D/A : km 8.95 - alt. km 8.95
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From the old village of Mouthier, you will climb up to the tourism hotspot Franche-Comté , one of the major natural sites of Doubs: the Source of the Loue and up the Nouailles Gorges. You will overlook its emerald green waters interspersed with rapids and waterfalls, climbing and a scenic, physically demanding trail, perhaps surprising along the way some old forgers printing counterfeit money in the shade of caves and returning by the crest of cliffs and lookout points overlooking the valley.
A stroll along the ridge separating the Loue Valley and that of the river Doubs and then along the banks of the Doubs with a panoramic view of the Château de Montferrand ruins.
The Loue Spring (tributary of the Doubs) is a resurgence of the Doubs. After journeying underground, it comes out into the open air at the bottom of a 'reculée' (steephead valley), at the foot of the rock face. It has cut deep into the limestone of the Jura massif, creating an enclosed valley, which I invite you to gaze at and contemplate from the many lookout points. You will also go down to the bottom of the gorge to discover this impressive resurgence.
Peaceful downhill hike through the Montfaucon valley to the feudal castle perched on its rocky outcrop. Then from a lost fountain to a forgotten fountain, you will go through and, no doubt, appreciate the wild freshness of the Nacra steephead valley.
Another circular walk around Lizine taking you to beautiful viewpoints and past the limestone pavement.
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