Riding activities

With its wooded pastures and unspoilt landscapes, the region is a haven of peace and tranquillity for the horses living in semi-freedom. Moreover, it is an equestrian paradise for horseback riders and visitors looking for their first riding experience or wishing to enjoy one of the many equestrian activities available in the area.

Horse riding in Ajoie
Horse riding in Ajoie. © Anthony Brown
The Jura – a paradise for all kinds of equestrian activities

Several horse breeders offer accompanied horseback rides for all abilities as well as outings on horse-drawn carts or wagons. What could be more magical than a sleigh ride through snowy winter landscapes? Gourmets can also enjoy a fondue, raclette or stone-plate barbecue on specially equipped horse-drawn wagons. Another major attraction features a train robbery during a journey on the Belle Epoque train or a leisurely outing on a horse-drawn cart. Click here to have an overview of the different riding activities.

Horse and nature lovers can also meet the native quadrupeds at various tourist destinations throughout the region. The "Fondation pour le cheval", a retirement place for horses, offers, among other things, guided tours, activities and introductory courses for children. 
More information on the Franches-Montagnes horse breed is available on a website set up in partnership with Parc du Doubs and Jura Tourism.
This website enables you to discover the horses living in semi-freedom by using an interactive map and to book guided tours of horse-breeding farms.


You are a horse-rider ? Click here to discover the large number of activities in the area. 
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Tous en selle
Tous en selle
Horse drawn cart
Horse drawn cart. © Vincent Bourrut
Visit of a horse breeding farm
Visit of a horse breeding farm. © Guy Perrenoud

Accompanied rides with Pony

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Les Crins Libres



Covered wagon tours of one or more days.

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Gaby Rais

Riding stables and horse camps

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Manège du Pré-Mo



Outings on horse-drawn carts or wagons with complementary aperitif, fondue or stone-plate barbecue

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Tourisme Equestre Courtedoux



Discover winter landscapes on a sleigh.

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Eva Frésard

Welcome to the land of horses! More than 500 kilometres of signposted and maintained trails await horseback riders and their faithful companions.

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Horse riding in Clos du Doubs



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A famous horse show with races, country quadrilles and a parade featuring more than 400 horses.

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Horse Events

The Franches-Montagnes is the only indigenous Swiss horse breed.

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Jura-Route, Franches-Montagnes

Parc du Doubs and Jura Tourism invite you to discover the world of horses on this website.

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Parc du Doubs

Special offers with horse activities

Combined offer | Get to know the only Swiss horse breed in their region of origin, the Franches-Montagnes.

Combined offer | Between May and October, from 2 overnight stays in the Canton Jura between May and October, you receive a voucher by Jura Tourism for a one-hour trail ride on horseback.

Combined offer | Throughout the winter, the Franches-Montagnes riding stable offers you a combination of horseback riding and accommodation every weekend.