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Hiking in the Haut Jura: from high valleys to high mountains

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Join UIMLA-certified mountain leader Lucas on this moderately demanding 4-day hike in the Haut Jura and discover this beautiful French region.


4 Days

All year




Hiking in the Haut Jura will allow you to get to know this lesser known French region from the inside. You'll enjoy its quiet serenity and wonderful landscapes, its wooded hills and limestone mountains.

During this 4-day trip, I'll take you to the most beautiful paths, from the high valley to the high mountains in the Jura. I'm a local mountain leader and love sharing my knowledge of the area with my clients.

This trek is reserved for experienced hikers. However, it's a quite comfortable hike. This is because you only need to carry your things for the day. We will be staying at comfortable lodges, and every day we will have a lunch basket, prepared each evening at our lodge for the next day. 

The wide variety of landscapes, the flora and fauna and the historical heritage will be the highlights of this hiking trip in the Haut Jura. We will also get to the Crêt de la Neige summit. We will enjoy spectacula 360º panorama views of the Alps and the Jura Massif.

I offer several different hiking programs in the Jura. If there are children in your party, check out my hiking and discovery weekend in the Haut Jura. It's even suitable for young kids.

So join me on this quest to discover the essence of the beautiful Haut Jura region. You'll fall in love with it!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include: breakfast on the first day, transport to meeting point, personal expenses or drinks.


Day 1: Le Manon – Les Platières - Lélex

Accommodation at a gîte in Lélex. 10 km /+210m/-510m

Day 2: Lélex - Crêt de la Neige summit – Reculet - Chézery Forens

We stay at Relai des Moines. 17,42 km/ +1015m/ -1320m

Day 3: ChézeryForens- Moulin de Magras - Crêt de Chalam - La Pesse

Accommodation at La Maison de Teiss in La Pesse. 14,5 km/ +1030m/ -400m.on

Day 4: La Pesse-Lac de l’embouteilleux - Les Moussières - Les Molunes- Le Manon

Total distance: 16,53km / +440m/ -470m.



More info

A room can also be booked to welcome you the day before and the last day of the hike. Accommodation option: Half board at Le Manon, Lajoux

Meeting point

Les Molunes-Le Manonn (commune de Septmoncel-Les Molunes)

About the guide

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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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