R06 - Metabief to Fuerstenberg
Franse Jura
The Jura is a mountain range on both sides of the border between France and Switzerland. In summer, numerous tourists come to the Jura to enjoy the varied nature. Coniferous and deciduous forests, stalactite caves, waterfalls, lakes, underground rivers: you will find it all there! During winter, the Jura is an attractive area for ski enthusiasts, cross-country skiers and snowboarders. Given the diversity of the route and the beautiful surroundings you drive through, I rate this route with 5 stars.

The start of the route is at Hotel Etoile de Neige in Métabief. After leaving the village, you quickly drive north on the N57. About ten kilometers further you will pass La Cluse-et-Mijoux. Just after this town you will notice that there is a small river on the left side of the road, called Le Doubs (pronunciation Do). This small river, with a length of 430 kilometers, originates in the Jura at an altitude of 937 meters and flows into the Saône, at an altitude of 137 meters.
The name of this river comes from the Latin 'dubius', which means doubter. The source and the mouth are only 100 kilometers apart, yet the river has a length of 430 kilometers. As a result, the river meanders or meanders through the landscape. That someone ever thought of building a road along this river! We come across bend after bend here, the sparse rights sections are badly needed to get the orientation back in order.

Following this Doubs will take you to Morteau. The route leaves this river here. High time to recover from this nice piece of steering! You can do this by visiting 'Le Musée de l'Horlogerie de Morteau', roughly translated as the Morteau Watch Museum.
Morteau has long been an essential city in the watchmaking industry of Franche-Comté. The museum was founded in 1985 under the direction of Constant Vaufrey. Mr Vaufrey, former watchmaker and deputy mayor, wanted to preserve the heritage of Franche-Comté watchmaking and introduce tourists to the history of Morteau.
The museum, spread over two floors and seven exhibition halls, has a very large collection: tools, machines, construction clocks, Comtoise clocks, cartels, pocket watches from all periods and astronomical clocks (from 1855 and 2004) invite the visitor on a journey through the time.
The collections are constantly supplemented with the purchase (gifts, purchases, loans) of new pieces. In 2015, a 1730 Comtoise clock was installed, as well as a 1950s Jaeger-Lecoultre alarm clock.
For information about opening hours and address details, see the link below.

After Monteau, meander further through the French Jura towards today's first stop point, but just before you get there you cross the next river which will follow the route for a while, the Dessoubre. With a length of 33 kilometers, this is a river much shorter than the Doubs, but the meandering is no less.

After 15 kilometers there is a viewing platform, Le Belvedère du baron, which offers you a beautiful view of the area you just drove through. From above you get a very good idea of how the Dessoubre meanders through the landscape and how the road passes it. Well worth a visit, if only for the photo.

After the platform you still meander on the D39 along the Dessoubre until you cross this river at Saint-Hippolyte and reach the D437. Along this road, the Doubs flows again, which we passed earlier. The Doubs still meandering, so the meandering along this river continues unabated. The water is crossed a number of times, so that one time you have the water to your right and the other time to the left.
At the village of Brémoncourt you cross the water again, shortly afterwards you enter Switzerland. The river does not take much notice of French or Swiss territory, it meanders happily, and so does the route. The only thing that has changed is the road sign. That is now the 249, where of course the strict Swiss regulations apply to speeds.

After you drive about ten kilometers in Switzerland you will pass Saint-Ursanne. Saint-Ursanne is an old town in the Swiss canton of Jura, which has retained much of its medieval character. The city contains many historic buildings, including a number of churches, a monastery, many medieval houses and an 18th century bridge, the Doubsbrücken. This bridge is clearly visible from the road that the route crosses.
The town also has three ancient gates. The old center with the sights can only be reached via one of these gates.

Just after Saint-Ursanne, the Doubs is left and you continue the route through Switzerland. Without realizing it, you drive back into France and follow the D432 towards Ferrette, where a stop is planned for lunch.

After lunch, the route takes you north past Basel. When you cross the Rhine you enter Germany. Just after the border, at the town of Schlipf, you will see a small river on the right, the Wiese.
The Wiese is a tributary of the Rhine. It has its source near the Feldberg in the Black Forest at an altitude of about 1200 meters. On its 55-kilometer journey to the mouth of the Rhine near Basel, Switzerland, it flows through the cities of Todtnau, Zell im Wiesental and Lörrach, among others.
This Wiese is also followed for a long time. In some places you lose sight of her for a moment, but further on she is again part of your view.

The Wiese is in view up to Feldberg, a few kilometers before this highest pass in the Black Forest you will pass Todtnau. Close to Todtnau is the mountain called Hasenhorn with a height of 1156 meters. A toboggan run, the Hasenhorn Rödelbahn, has been built against the slopes of this mountain. According to the website, this is the most spectacular toboggan run in Germany. That must of course be tested! Fortunately, you don't have to walk up, because there is a chair lift to take you up.

After Todtnau you cross the Feldberg Pass, with a height of 1231 meters the 'roof of the Black Forest'. On top of this pass you can enjoy a snack on the terrace of hotel Kokoschinski. The terrace of this hotel offers a great view, reason to enjoy a cup of coffee or something else. The non-alcoholic Weizen is also doing very well!

After the Feldberg Pass, the route runs a short distance on the B500, also known as the Schwarzwald-Hochstrasse. After a few kilometers you leave this and continue on the B315, which is also a fantastic beautiful road. The B roads in the Black Forest are characterized by the almost perfect quality of the asphalt.
After a number of villages you will come across the last gas station on this route in Bonndorf. Perhaps not unwise to fill the tank here.
From Bonndorf it is another 25 kilometers to Gasthof zum Rössle in Fürstenberg. A not too big hotel where the Weizenbier of the same name is served, namely Fürstenberg. Tasty beer!

You can choose to eat in the restaurant of Gasthof zum Rössle, but it is recommended to go to the restaurant Wirtschaft zum Bären, where a selection of homemade cakes, snacks or seasonal dishes is waiting for you. Tip: The Eintopf is very tasty and well stocked. The spoon remains upright in it!
The way there is simple: Walk from the hotel towards the church (Kirchstraße), go right in front of the church and follow this road for 1500 meters. Nice walk so just before dinner.

Have fun driving this route!
Belvedère du Baron
Saint Ursanne
Useful links:
Hotel Zum Rössle Fürstenberg
Hasenhorn toboggan run
Watchmuseum Morteau

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About this region
Basel-Stadt or Basle-City (German: (Kanton) Basel-Stadt; French: (Canton de) Bâle-Ville; Italian: (Cantone di) Basilea Città; Romansh: (Chantun) Basilea-Citad) is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of three municipalities and its capital city is Basel. It is traditionally considered a "half-canton", the other half being Basel-Landschaft, its rural counterpart. Basel-Stadt is one of the northernmost and lowest cantons of Switzerland, and the smallest by area. The canton lies on both sides of the Rhine and is very densely populated. The largest municipality is Basel, followed by Riehen and Bettingen. The only canton sharing borders with Basel-Stadt is Basel-Landschaft to the south. To the north of Basel-Stadt are France and Germany, with the tripoint being in the middle of the Rhine. Together with Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt was part of the canton of Basel, who joined the Old Swiss Confederacy in 1501. Political quarrels and armed conflict led to the partition of the canton in 1833. Basel-Stadt is Switzerland's seventh-largest economic centre and has the highest GDP per capita in the country, ahead of the cantons of Zug and Geneva. In terms of value, over 94% of Basel City's goods exports are in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. With production facilities located in the neighbouring Schweizerhalle, Basel accounts for 20% of Swiss exports
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Route collections
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About this route collection
The Alps, a mountain range in Europe stretching from the French Mediterranean coast in the southwest to the Pannonian plain in the east, almost always guarantee beautiful routes. It can hardly be boring there. The many passes, views and variations in the landscape make the Alps a true motorcycle paradise.
Switzerland is central to this paradise and is surrounded on all sides by countries where it is beautiful steering on fantastic roads.
The 7 routes of this collection lead you around Switzerland, of course this beautiful country itself is also visited. You will pass through beautiful areas such as the Alps, the French and Swiss Jura and the Black Forest.

A few attractions are discussed per route in the review. These often tell something about the history of the area in which you are driving. So educational. Many places have also been indicated where you can find some entertainment, such as a toboggan run. You are completely free to visit these sights, you can of course also determine your own interesting points.
But the most important thing you've probably traveled to this area for is simply driving. And as mentioned above, you are in a true motorcycle paradise where the steering is fantastic!

Each route ends at a hotel (except the last one which ends at the train station in Innsbruck). It is of course not an obligation to use these hotels, you can always find another place to stay in the area, you are completely free. However, my experience is that they are all simple but good hotels for a very reasonable price. They are known and can be booked via booking.com.

The routes of these collections:

R01 - Innsbruck to Chiuro, 301km
R02 - Chiuro to Brig, 279km
R03 - Brig to Bourg Saint Maurice, 288km
R04 - Bourg St Maurice to St Etienne de Cuines, 307km
R05 - St Etienne de Cuines to Metabief, 295km
R06 - Metabief to Fuerstenberg, 305km
R07 - Fuerstenberg to Innsbruck, 335km

Have fun riding these routes!