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Snowshoeing in Switzerland’s Jura Mountains with overnight in a rustic yurt (2 days)

Snowshoeing in Jura Vaudois Nature Park, Switzerland
Snowshoeing in Jura Vaudois Nature Park, Switzerland
Snowshoeing in Jura Vaudois Nature Park, Switzerland
Snowshoeing in Jura Vaudois Nature Park, Switzerland

Join certified GeoGuide Markus on this great 2-day snowshoeing tour in the Jura Mountains in Switzerland, staying at a rustic yurt, starting from the tiny village of Les Charbonnières in Vaud.

Group

Alps

2 Days

Jan, Feb

Occasional

Intermediate


Highlights

* Discover the lonely, wide forests of the Jura Mountains in winter

* Spend the night in a rustic yurt and enjoy a multi-course local dinner

* Go hiking on the snow surrounded by magical scenery

Description

I invite you to immerse yourself into magical winter landscapes, snowshoeing for 2 days among lonely, vast forests, in between farms, surrounded just by the silence of winter.  The dinner in front of the crackling fire and the overnight stay in the yurt complete this unique tour in the Jura Mountains.

The journey to the Jura plateau in the Vallée du Joux, in the canton of Vaud, already makes us fell that time seems to stand still here. Les Charbonnières, the tiny village where the famous Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese is made, is a quiet place, perfect for gentle nature experiences.

Soon the village is behind us and we are walking through endless, almost limitless forests, and we are finally close to France. The border is not rigid and we pass it again and again without being aware of it each time. We hike on the snow through peaceful and silent landscapes, discovering wide snow-capped forests.

We arrive to a large clearing in the forest where is the rustic yurt where we will spend the night are. We make ourselves comfortable and warm  up in front of a crackling open fire.  Now it’s time to enjoy a simple and delicious candlelight multi-course dinner, typical from the region.

The next day, we will have the opportunity to climb to a nearby summit on a simple round trip, with light luggage, enjoying wonderful views. We return to the yurt for a short stop before we start snowshoeing towards the Vacherin village, through a different route, slowly leaving behing the silence of the forest.

If you would like to enjoy this unique snowshoeing tour in the Jura Mountains, just send me a request. Check the dates below and book your trip, or contact me for another date for private guiding.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes guiding fee, tour organization and guiding by Swiss Federal FA guide, snowshoeing tours, half board meals with multi-course dinner, 1 overnight in yurt (shared, no rooms) / The price does not include: departure/return transportation, snacks and drinks, equipment rental and insurance. Other dates available for private guiding on request


Itinerary

Day 1: Les Charbonnières - Snowshoeing to yurt

Individual arrival to Les Charbonnières. Snowshoeing through wide, lonely forests to the yurts. Dinner. Overnight in a yurt.

Day 2: Snowshoeing - Les Charbonnières

Possibility of a round snowshoe tour to a nearby summit with return to the yurt and/or only snowshoeing back to Les Charbonnières via a different route than the previous day. Driving home.

 

Details

More info

Ther is no avalanche danger on this tour, so we do not need any security material.

Equipment: Equipment: Snowshoes, sticks. ( I can rent you this material). Together with the detailed information about the trip, you will also receive a detailed packing list upon reservation.

Meeting point

Zurich HB at 07.03 am, via Yverdon-les-Bains / Les Charbonnières at 10.01 am (timetable subject to change) Return trip: Les Charbonnières expected time 16:53 pm- Zurich HB 19:56 (timetable subject to change)

About the guide

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Markus

Hiking Guide

Markus Glättli, Hiking Leader with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training, Ranger BZW and GeoGuide Sardona.

Let you whisk away in unique landscapes in Switzerland, the Cinque Terre, the Chamonix region or even Finnish Lapland. Learn stories, legends and interesting information and enjoy local delicious products of the region.

Enjoy full service for individual customers, small groups or companies. Take the time and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of unspoilt nature. Experience nature.

I offer tours in English, German and French.

Languages

German | French | English


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