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7-day Haut Jura hiking traverse

This demanding 7-day expedition will take you to the heart of the magnificent Haut Jura with local UIMLA-certified mountain leader Lucas.




7 Days


All year




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This amazing traverse of the Haut Jura moutain range is reserved for accomplished hikers seeking an expedition filled with adventure and discovery!

The Haut Jura mountain range runs along the Franco-Swiss border. Although not as popular among tourists, the Jura region is well-known for its pristine nature and wonderful serenity. The region's delicious cheeses are also quite famous!

During this traverse, you'll be walking though historic valleys and enjoying breathtaking scenery. Moreover, you'll have the Léman lake and the Alps as a background during the whole trip!

We'll use the train to reach our starting point in Bellegarde sur Valserine. Then, during the next 7 days, you'll get to discover the region's flora and fauna, as well as its stunning alpine views. You'll find adventure behind every corner!

Take into account, however, that you need a very good fitness level to attempt this 7-day hiking traverse. Days are quite long, with around 8-9 hours of walking a day.

If you are looking for a less demanding hiking trip, check out my hiking weekend in the Haut Jura. It is a very good option for beginners!

Contact me now and we'll start planning a trip to the beautiful Haut Jura. You won't regret it!


Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Train to Bellegarde s/ Valserine – Grand crêt d’ eau – Refuge du Gralet

Minimum altitude: 361m – Maximum altitude: 1601m – D+: +1497m

Day 2: Refuge du Gralet – le Reculet – Crêt de la neige – Colomby de Gex – Col de la Faucille

Minimum altitude: 1310m – Maximum altitude: 1706m – D+: 922m

Day 3: Col de la Faucille – la Vattay – la Dôle – Col de la Givrine

Minimum altitude: 1217m – Maximum altitude: 1659m – D+: 621m

Day 4: Col de la Givrine – Noirmont – les petits plats – Bois D’ Amont

Minimum altitude: 1079m – Maximum altitude: 1550m – D+:548m

Day 5: Bois D’ Amont – Mont Salaa – Combe des Amburnex – Col du Marchairuz

Minimum altitude: 1079m – Maximum altitude: 1496m – D+:791m

Day 6: Col Marchairuz – Cunay - Mont Tendre – Col du Mollendruz – Petraz félix – le Pont

Minimum altitude: 1010m – Maximum altitude: 1660m – D+: 398m

Day 7: Return to Saint Claude


More info

Price excludes lunches and dinners on days 5 and 6. Includes train from Saint Claude to Bellegarde sur Valserine.

Meeting point

Saint Claude (Gare SNCF) or Bellegarde sur Valserine.

About the guide: Lucas

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Mountain Leader

I discovered the joy of the mountains at a very young age, and I knew that my place was there, in the Jura, the Alps, or elsewhere, but in a place where raised terrain allows to go high...
My experience in the Mountain Troops and the Gendarmerie, together with a regular practice of different mountain sports, allowed me to gain knowledge and know-how that enriched my mountain leader training.
In 2012 I got certified as State Mountain Leader (AEM), which allowed me to start fully living my passion for the mountain, and sharing it with you.
I propose to share very varied activities: walking ,hiking, trekking, snowshoeing. It allows me to enjoy precious moments in nature with you.
To complement my leader training, I discovered trail running 8 years ago, a more sportif and intense way to discover the mountain, always respecting the environment.
I can also offer you my expertise in Morocco, where I have been going often during these last years. My knowledge of the field and of the local correspondants allows me to propose magnificent journeys to you!
From the Jura to the Alps, not forgetting Pyrenees, Corsica and Morocco, my approach to the mountain has always been guided by the search of pleasure and the comprehension of the environment.


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What people are saying about Lucas


We had a excellent time in the Jura mountains together with Lucas. Beautiful nature and an perfect guide! I can really recommend this!



Home again after three amazing days in the Jura mountains I just want to come back for more adventures! We were a group of five people so we got the pleasure of planning our own trip. Lucas had an idea to start with and then we made some modifications in order to fit our level of running. Lucas was the perfect guide and host and very eager to share with us his passion for the Jura Terrain and its flora and fauna. He is a very strong runner and great fun to hang out with. We had a lot to talk about and he was definitely one in the group! I can only give my very best recommendations!!!



I had a wonderful adventure with Lucas in the Jura mountains. I'm a trail running beginner and he made me dreaming for more! He had planed well and had back up plans if needed...He new his area well and took us to great places. We visited high spots with great views and different country sides that was beautiful. Evert day was different. I'm  so happy to become acquainted with Lucas :)  



We had a very good time during our snowshoe trip with Lucas! The Jura region is very beautiful and peaceful (perfect to explore with snowshoes) and Lucas was a great guide that helped us in everything we needed, shared all his knowledge and passion about the place, showing us a lot of spots (some hidden and less travelled) to enjoy great views and also teaching us a lot of interesting facts about nature, the history and the culture of the places we visited. On top of that he made us feel as if we were walking with a friend and not just a guide which made the experience even better. So, on short, we strongly recommend to everyone this activity, the region and Lucas as guide for a great few days in the nature away from all. Best regards, Luis Manso

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