Mountain Bike

N° 867 Tower of Moron

Pontenet – Pontenet

Landscape Tour de Moron
Landscape Tour de Moron. © Jura bernois Tourisme
  • Length
    • 16 km
    Length
  • Ascents | Descents
    • 679 m | 678 m
    Ascents | Descents
  • Duration
    • 2 h 40
    Duration
  • Technical | Fitness level
    • Sporty | Very challenging
    Technical | Fitness level

Access to the Tower of Moron no longer possible since 21 May 2022.

Start this 16 km loop in the village of Pontenet in the Tavannes valley. In Loveresse, the view on the landscape is green. The charm of this village lies in its center, where there is a picturesque school with a four-sided clock topped by a bell tower with an octagonal base. Halfway up the hill is the emblematic Tower of Moron (closed), designed by Mario Botta. Built on the Moron mountain range, at an altitude of 1,336 m, it offers a 360° panoramic view. It is true that the view is unique and extends, to the south, beyond the Jura chain and over the Alpine Arc from Säntis to Mont Blanc. In the north, on a clear day, you can see the Vosges and the Black Forest.

Good to know
Good to know
    • There is a link between this track No. 867 and track No. 861
    • Ask the tourist office for a free copy of the Tower of Moron leaflet where you will find the location of 18 car parks, the history of the Tower and the addresses of hotels, restaurants and cabins
    • The Tower of Moron was designed by Mario Botta, picnic spots, Caravan snack-bar (open in fine weather, at weekends and on request)
    • The well signposted tracks are closed and not maintained during the winter season
Characteristics
Characteristics
  • City start
    • Pontenet
    City end
    • Pontenet
    Via
    • Tour de Moron
    Height Difference
    • 679 m
    Height Difference Back
    • 678 m
Contact
Contact
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