In this 4-day trip perfectly adapted to beginners, Lucas, UIMLA mountain leader, will take you snowshoeing along the stunning Jura high valleys.
Jan - Apr, Dec
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!
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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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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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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