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Snowshoeing from Le Manon in the Haut-Jura, France (4 days)

Snowshoeing from Le Manon in the Haut-Jura, France (4 days)
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Lucas, UIMLA certified mountain leader, planned 4 exceptional days in the Haut Jura to go snowshoeing. Meet in Le Manon, Lajoux, and enjoy a tour through Bellecombe, Lélex, Col de la Faucille and more.



4 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Snowshoeing during 4 days in a beautiful setting
  • Discover the varied landscapes of the Haut Jura
  • Rest each night in comfortable accommodations


The Haut Jura is an ideal setting for a snowshoeing adventure. I invite you to spend 4 fun days together exploring this serene and beautiful region. We will start at the high valleys and make our way up to the Jura mounts.

Running along the French – Swiss border, the Haut Jura is a mountainous region with very well preserved nature. We will discover this nature during a varied itinerary, enjoying the unique landscapes of the Haut Jura.

Throughout the trip we will experience the striking contrast as we progress. We will start with the ambiance of the high valleys, with soft reliefs and a calm overall feeling. But as we move forward we will feel the difference with the Jura mounts, more aerial and panoramic. If the weather allows, we will enjoy the 360° panorama  which includes the Alps or the last plateaus of the Jura mountains. And we will also get to admire the Leman lake!

This program is ideal for people with an intermediate physical and technical level. There are some more demanding sections, but overall it is a pleasant route.

The first two days at the high valleys, as well as the descent to Lélex, will be rather easy. They will allow you to get familiarized with the equipment and to warm up your skills for progressing in a snowy terrain. On day 3 (if it’s the season) we will take the Catheline cablecar which make us gain 500 meters in altitude. Therefore the lift makes the route more accessible. The last day is a bit more demanding, when we will ascend to Lajoux.

We will spend the evenings in comfortable accommodations, either hotels or B&B, with half board meals. If you want to have accommodation arranged to the evening prior to the trip and the one in the end, please let me know (not included in the price). And, except for day 1, we will have all the lunches prepared as picnics.

Tempted to join me for this 4 day snowshoeing trip? Let’s  meet in Le Manon and start a beautiful adventure in the white terrain of the Haut Jura. And if you want to combine different disciplines in one trip, you can have have a look at my Nordic activities in the Jura mountains.


Day 1: Le Manon - Les Molunes - Bellecombe

Distance: 11.5 km
D +290/-200m
Overnight in guesthouse (half board)

Day 2: Bellecombe - Lélex

Distance: 13.2 km
D +260/-630m
Overnight in guesthouse at Lélex (half board)

Day 3: Lélex - Jura mounts - Faucille pass

Distance: 10.5 km
D +420/-550m

If the lifts are closed (off-season):
Distance: 14.5 km
D +980/-550m

Overnight in hotel at Mijoux (half board)

Day 4: La Faucille - Mijoux - Le Manon

Distance: 7.933 km
D +300/-450m




Hotels and B&B in Mijoux, Col de la Faucille, Lélex, Bellecombe.

More info

Price per person: - Group of 9: €341 - Group of 10: €339 - Group of 11: €338 - Group of 12: €337

Meeting point

At Lajoux (Le Manon).

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.


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What people are saying about Lucas Humbert



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!



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


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


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 1330 Each

Group of 2

EUR 665 Each

Group of 3

EUR 444 Each

Group of 4

EUR 429 Each

Group of 5

EUR 420 Each

Group of 6

EUR 388 Each

Group of 7

EUR 384 Each

Group of 8

EUR 381 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Lunch on day 1 is not included.

I can provide snowshoes (12 pairs maximum).


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