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Mont Sujet

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Mont Sujet is a scenic tour in the Jura region near Biel. There are many trails that can be linked together to make this tour more or less of a technical challenge depending on what you are looking for. The descent to Met de Preles is a fun woodland trail in the dry, but very slippery when wet. A great day out for intermediate and above mountain bikers. 
moderate
Distance 38.4 km
4:52 h
1,031 m
1,023 m
1,383 m
434 m
A bueatiful tour in the Jura Region which offers a surprising amount of singletrail with the option to add loops or explore the trails around Magglingen and Evilard if you are so inclined. The scenery over the Chasseral, Three Lakes Region and the Bernese Alps are stunning on a clear day. This tour is a really nice tour in Autumn and Spring when the weather is clear to see from The Bernese Alps all the way to Mont Blanc. 

Author’s recommendation

A sunny spring or Autumn day with clear skies will give beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and Bernese Alps. 
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Author
Dave O'Riordan
Update: November 23, 2022
Difficulty
S2 moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
1,383 m
Lowest point
434 m
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Track types

Asphalt 41.54%Forested/wild trail 19.58%Path 38.42%Unknown 0.45%
Asphalt
16 km
Forested/wild trail
7.5 km
Path
14.8 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Berggasthof Métairie de Prêles - Les Prés d'Orvin

Safety information

The Jura stone is very slippery when wet. The technical difficulty of this tour increases significantly after rain. The descent from Bergerie du Haut to Met de Preles in particular can be very slippery when wet. 

Tips and hints

LK 2504 Magglingen and Singletrail map Biel. 

Start

Biel (434 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'584'760E 1'219'835N
DD
47.129325, 7.237768
DMS
47°07'45.6"N 7°14'16.0"E
UTM
32T 366350 5221042
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Destination

Biel

Turn-by-turn directions

From Biel the ride takes us up into the Jura with beautiful views over Lake Biel and on a clear day the Bernese Alps. The first trail section by Restaurant Twannberg is short but fun an gives a small taste of what is to come later. To keep the climb interesting there are also some nice singletrail sections which take us around the town of Lamboing, before continueing the climb on paved road towards Le Fornel. From here it's off road to the summit of Mont Sujet where time has to be taken to enjoy the surrounding Panorama of the Chasseral, the three lakes region and the Bernese Alps.

The descent begins over the pastures before dropping down towards Bergerie du Haut before turning north on singletral dropping to point 1131. In May 2016 the very last part of this trail had to be avoided due to forestry work, but was easily circumnavigated on a dirt road. From here it's about 750m on the road before entering a singletrail on the left hand side of the road going past Plans Dessous and turning right at point 1007 near les Pres d'Orvins and taking the hiking trail (crossing two gates) down to the valley at Jorat. 

In Jorat we turn right on an unpaved road which then joins a single trail down to the river leading us towards Evilard, where we can go straight through the town and descend back to Biel or spend some time circumnavigating the town on some flowy trails before descending to Biel. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Regular train connections are available to the train station in Biel from throughout Switzerland. 

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Getting there

With the car A1 and A5 from either Bern or Zurich towards Biel. From Basel go cross country via Delemont or on the Autobahn A2, changing to the A1 and the A5 to get to Biel. 

Parking

Parking is available in Biel near the Lago Lodge where the GPS track for this tour starts. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'584'760E 1'219'835N
DD
47.129325, 7.237768
DMS
47°07'45.6"N 7°14'16.0"E
UTM
32T 366350 5221042
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

LK2504 Magglingen and Singletrail Map Biel.

Equipment

Possible on any sort of descent mountain bike when the weather is good. 

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Rating

5.0
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Markus Rohner 
July 03, 2021 · Community
Gorgeous tour with a ton of single trial descents. I loved it!
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When did you do this route? May 29, 2021

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
38.4 km
Duration
4:52 h
Ascent
1,031 m
Descent
1,023 m
Highest point
1,383 m
Lowest point
434 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Circular route Scenic Summit route Singletrail/Free ride

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