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Nordic activities in the Jura Mountains: XC skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, biathlon

Nordic activities in the Jura Mountains, XC skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, biathlon
Nordic activities in the Jura Mountains, XC skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, biathlon 3

Lucas, UIMLA certified mountain leader, planned 3 days in the valleys of the Haut Jura to enjoy a variety of mountain activities: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding and biathlon.

Group

Jura

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Discover the stunning setting of the Jura
  • Try four different activities in just one trip
  • Focus on having fun during this active program!

Description

Join me for 3 days in the valleys of the Haut Jura. Let’s enjoy a superb program full of mountain activities in this  beautiful setting! Snowshoeing to discover in all serenity, cross-country skiing to explore the best hidden spots, dog sledding to enjoy the mountain in the company of dogs, and biathlon to play and imitate our champions.

The Haut Jura mountain range runs along the France – Switzerland border. In this region nature is very well preserved and the atmosphere is serene. The varied program that I propose will allow you to explore the environment with a different rhythm each day.

The goal of this 3-day program is for you to discover the range of nordic activities that are renown in the Jura massif. With the Alps as a background, we will practice cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and biathlon. Four activities in a warm ambiance, looking to have fun.

All the activities will be held in the area of Lajoux or nearby. It is possible to find accommodation at Lajoux or Les Rousses-4 villages.

This is not a demanding program and it is not designed specifically to improve your skills, it is rather planned to make you enjoy the Jura! The Haut Jura is a beautiful environment and you will explore it in the best way if you join me in this trip.

We will end the program with a visit to the Espace des Mondes Polares, at Prémanon. Besides being a mountain leading in the Jura, I am a guide in the Polar regions. You won’t have to push me too hard to make me talk about it! I am always eager to share my passion and my experiences. Have a look at the itinerary below to learn more details of this proposal.

Does this varied mountain program sound interesting? Then please request to book this trip and join me in the Haut Jura! There are planned departure dates that you can check below. And if you want to focus in one activity alone, why not go for this 4-day snowshoeing trip in the Jura?

Itinerary

Day 1: Cross-country ski initiation + biathlon

We will start learning the basic scross-country skiing techniques. Armand Bouguereau will be your guide, and will share his knowledge and passion with you.
In the afternoon you will discover the biathlon. It’s not necessary to be a high-level sportsperson to enjoy this discipline. You only need to be curious and have a good disposition to have fun and imitate the champions!

Day 2: Snowshoeing day

I will guide you snowshoeing in the secret combes of the Haut Jura, exploring the white inviting terrain. I will adapt the exact itinerary and rhythm to the level of the group and everyone will enjoy it!

Day 3: Dog sledding + Snowshoeing + Espace des Mondes Polaires visit

A nordic program is not complete without a dog sledding outing! Sophie Tissot will take you on this adventure traversing the nordic paths during a half-day. We will combing dog sledding with snowhoeing (with me) so you won’t have to stay waiting for your turn for dog sledding.
In the afternoon we will visit the Espace des Mondes Polaires at Prémanon.

 

Details

More info

The minimum group size is 6 people.

Ski rental is 20€ per person. Ticket for "Espace des Mondes Polaires" is 6€ per adult.

Equipment: trekking shoes or snow boots (no moon boots!), warm clothes, gloves, hat, sunglasses or ski mask.


About the guide

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Jura, Saint Claude


What people are saying about Lucas Humbert

Mikael

5.00

June, 2017

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

Christel

5.00

June, 2017

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!!!

Annika from Sweden

5.00

June, 2017

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 :)  

Luis Manso

5.00

March, 2017

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


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 153 Each

Group of 2

EUR 153 Each

Group of 3

EUR 153 Each

Group of 4

EUR 153 Each

Group of 5

EUR 153 Each

Group of 6

EUR 153 Each

Group of 7

EUR 153 Each

Group of 8

EUR 153 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Snowshoes are provided, you will have to rent the skis.




 

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