• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    12 people
  • Mountain range
    Jura
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Description

The high valleys of the Jura mountains, between Lajoux and La Pesse, in France, are ideal for snowshoeing since the slopes are quite gentle.

The network of cottages is also a great advantage in this region. It allows us to follow nice itineraries enjoying the softness and roundness of the curves…

The environment and the landscapes are truly exceptional. This trip is completely adapted for a first approach to winter trail. Indeed, it’s the perfect trip for snow-lover beginners.

Does this dreamy snowshoeing adventure sound interesting? Then please get in touch with me! I can give you more details and we can plan your trip!

Itinerary

Day 1

Vie Neuve cottage - Bellecombe

In numbers: 9,5km / Min altitude 1192m / Max altitude 1306m / Altitude change +240/-260m
Lunch on the way, overnight in cottage (half board)

We meet at the Vie Neuve cottage and organise our equipment. Then we start walking to some of my favourite places, from where the views are incredible. During this day we cross Bellecombe, an emblematic High Jura valley. The highlight here is the softness and harmony of the landscapes.

Day 2

Bellecombe - Crêt au Merle - Borne au Lion - Crêt de Chalam

In numbers: 11,2km / Min altitude 1254m / Max altitude 1513m / Altitude change +505/-499m
Lunch on the way or at the refuge depending on the weather, overnight in cottage or refuge (half board)

Today is a panoramic day because we walk on a magnificent ridge line. I chose it due to its wild and aesthetic nature. We have lunch at the Borne au Lion. Then, depending on the level of the group, if you want we may go to the conquest of the Crêt de Chalam, historic and charismatic!

Day 3

Borne au Lion - Crêt du Nerbier - Combe aux Bisons - Les Mouilles

In numbers: 10,305km / Min altitude 1195m / Max altitude 1353m / Altitude change +280/-240m
Lunch at the farmhouse inn La Combe aux Bisons / La Pesse, visiting the farm, overnight in cottage (half board)

Another beautiful path through the meadows until La Pesse and La Combe aux Bisons, which we visit and where we have lunch. Before that, we will have climbed the Crêt de Nerbier that offers breathtaking views. After lunch, we take a new path to reach our accommodation.

Day 4

Les Mouilles - Les Moussières - Combe au Prost - Les Molunes

In numbers: 7,39km / Min altitude 1129m / Max altitude 1293m / Altitude change +250/-235m
Lunch on the way or at Les Moussières, it’s possible to spend the night at the Vie Neuve cottage (half board)

This is the last day of our adventure through the soft landscapes of the High Jura. The discovery is constant since we keep going off the beaten tracks! We will pass near the Moussières cheese dairy. We can visit and taste the delicious products. Finally, we go up to the Vie Neuve cottage through unsuspected paths.

Price per person

Group of 3319EUR
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Group of 8290EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip

Extras

Meeting point

Vie Neuve cottage (Les Molunes). It's possible to arrive on the night prior to the trip to the Vie Neuve cottage.

Accommodation

In cottages: Bellecombe, la Pesse, les Moussières.

More info

I can loan or rent you some equipment, contact me for more details.Group size: 3 to 12 people. Price for more than 8 people: - 9 people 288€ - 10 people 286€ - 11 people 285€ - 12 people 284€ - 12 people