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Montoz, 2735 Valbirse, Switzerland

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About Montoz

The Montoz is a mountain range located in the Bernese Jura , Switzerland . It rises from the Pierre Pertuis pass to the Weissenstein . It is a long chain formed by a bumpy and irregular plateau, the width of which sometimes reaches a kilometer . A wide belt of forests surrounds the entire mountain , the northern slope of which drops towards the Birse and part of the southern slope towards the Suze .

Attractions near Montoz

Moron4.49km from Montoz

The Moron is a 1337  m above sea level. M. high mountain ridge with an observation tower in the Swiss Jura. The summit lies on the floor of the Bernese municipality of Malleray, around 7 km west-southwest of Moutier. The name originally goes back to the Latin name mons rotundus. The view from the top extends far across the first Jura chain up to the Alpine arc, from the Säntis to the Montblanc. In the north, the Vosges and the Black Forest come into view.

Tour de Moron5.11km from Montoz

The Tour de Moron stands on the mountain of the same name in the municipality of Valbirse in the canton of Bern. It was designed by the architect Mario Botta. The project was launched to promote the masonry profession and to introduce apprentices to masonry. The tower, built-in 2004 from limestone, concrete, and steel, is 30.80 meters high. 209 steps lead to the viewing platform at a height of 26 meters.  The platform offers a view over the Jura to the Bernese Alps.

Abbey Bellelay9.53km from Montoz

The Abbey is a historic monument dating from the 18th century. Towering over the center of the village of Bellelay, a place imbued with history, this building in the Baroque style is a cultural and artistic meeting point. After the newly-completed refurbishment of the grand organ, I attended a concert that transported me into a world of musical splendor. The entire site is rich in history and is well worth exploring.

Hasenmatt13.62km from Montoz

The Hasenmatt is a 1444  m above sea level. M. high mountain peak in the Swiss Jura. It is located around 8 km northwest of the city of Solothurn on the municipality of Selzach and forms the highest elevation in the canton of Solothurn. The mountain is considered a beautiful vantage point and local recreation destination for the Solothurn region. A road leads to the summit area, where there is a take-off point for paragliders.

Mont Raimeux15.35km from Montoz

Mont Raimeux, with its gorges and undulating rocky walls, is a spot cherished by mountain climbers. The summit is a delight for walkers in search of tranquility. The mountain name is probably derived from the old French word raim, which roughly corresponds to the meaning of undeveloped land, covered with scrub or forest. It can be reached easily by several trails and a road culminating at 1,288 meters.

Länggrien15.99km from Montoz

This island is privately owned but can be visited. The island estate is run by a farming family, who will accept groups by prior arrangement for special celebrations. The island and its surroundings are beautifully maintained and are a nice place to spend some leisure time.

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Jura26 attractions

The canton of Jura is the newest of the 26 Swiss cantons. Jura is considered a Mecca for Swiss watchmaking tradition and the Jura mountain range offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, skiing, and cross-country skiing.