Valleys and waterfalls
“Pissevieille” waterfalls in “Longchaumois”: located in the “Bienne” valley, this waterfall is accessible by a way marked footpath. We advise you to come a few days right after big rainfalls or when the snow melts. You will also find natural specificities called “Les marmites” (potholes). Cascade de Pissevieille
“Herisson” waterfalls: 30 minutes away from Morez, one of the best natural sites of Jura. A way marked footpath follows the “Hérisson” river and allows you to enjoy the 7 waterfalls all along the hike. At the lowest point, “La Maison des Cascades” (the waterfalls house) will teach you more about this site in a fun way.
The “Bienne” Valley:
“La Bienne” is the river crossing through Morez and explaining the construction of the city right here. It begins at “Bief de la Chaille” on “Les Rousses” territory and goes to « L’Ain », affluent of « Le Rhône », south of the region.
“Le circuit de découverte de l’émail” (the enamel discovery path) in Morez partly runs along this river.
Starting from « Morez-bas », the old road going to « Lézat » winds its way between the river on one side and the viaducts of the Widow railroad on the other side. This tar road is forbidden to vehicles on weekends and then becomes a great path to go walking or biking.
From “Longchaumois”, “Le belvedere de la Corbière” (La Corbière viewpoint) offers a wonderful view above the “Bienne” valley.
A “Combe” is a valley that has be digged on top of a mountain and following its axis, dominated on each side by peaks. It is a particular shape of the Jura landscape.
“La Combe des Marais” in “Morbier” and “La Combe Sambine” in « Longchaumois » are very good examples.
Things to know:
Isolated farms can be found in the middle of the « Combes ». In the past, during winter, people would distill “Gentiane” on windy days because the access roads where not usable and police controls impossible.
The advice from our Tourism Office:
While hiking on these trails, please make sure to have good walking shoes and stay on the way marked paths in order to respect wildlife and flora.