We visited Vallorbe to do a circular trail around the town past some its main attractions. We walked through the town to a beautiful forest which led to some small caves which are part of a large network of caves in the region.
|Forest on the outskirts of Valorbe|
|Always following the trail markers|
|Entrance to some caves|
We continued through the Risoux Forest to reach the Juraparc, a wildlife sanctuary with bears, wolves and bison. We didn't go in, but the trail led past some of the enclosures and we saw some bison and caught a glimpse of bears through the fence! The trail eventually widened into a road which led us back down into Vallorbe. It was a great 11km circuit and we saw many other attractions in the area which we'd like to explore on a return visit.
|Bison in the Juraparc|
|A winding road back down the valley|
|Vallorbe nestled in a sunny valley|
|The River Orbe|