Jura Mountains: France & Switzerland


After all my recent Jura mountain climbs I figured it was a good time to map the area. I have found my Alps maps really motivating as I try and ride as many of the unclimbed routes as possible. Or remind myself how easy it is to get to old favourites.

I’ve played around with lots of online Map tools, but had previously coded my own Alps Google map to avoid advertising and so I could tailor it. But now with the My Maps features of Google maps, this Jura map was a breeze to make – while watching TV last night – and again no advertising.

One neat feature, it allows you to easily draw a route on the map. So if you zoom in, you can see that I have (so far) added the routes for Mont du Chat, Grand Colombier, and La Baudichonne. I’m not sure if too many routes will slow the map down. If not, I’ll add others over time.

Users can click on the “Larger Map” link at the bottom. And if they have a Google account the map can be saved in their own My Map section.

And the best part? My new map clearly shows that I have a few good climbs to cycle once the snow melts.

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  1. Mike Stevens on

    Hi Will:

    I sent you another email via the contacts pge. This is an awesome website – thank you. Is there a town in the French Jura you would particularly recommend as a basecamp for riding (with high quality rental bikes) or would you recommend Lake Annecy or Aix-les-Bains instead (for a late September trip)? Thanks! Mike

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