The Cret d’Eau is one of the highest peaks in the Jura Mountains, about 50 metres lower than the highest – the neighbouring Cret de Neige, and we can see it from our driveway. It’s about 20 kms away as the crow flies. From Bellegarde there is a super route on mainly wide, deserted roads up to just under 1,400 metres, 250 metres or so lower than the peak. If it wasn’t so cold up high I might have hiked up further once the road ended – next year maybe.
The last 4 kilometres is on a tiny — badly paved but scenic road. At one point, I took a wrong turn and found myself part way up a ski slope of the tiny Menthieres Ski Station.