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Snowshoeing in the Jura Mountains, from Montreux and Geneva

Jura Mountains
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Discover the secret winter spots of Switzerland with UIMLA Mountain Leader Matthew Richards on an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure in the Jura Mountains, tailored to your needs. Enjoy the best snow in Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey or Montreux and then cap the day off with a taste of a specially selected local wine!

Private

Alps

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar

Open to everyone

First Time


Highlights

  • Enjoy a snowshoeing adventure in Switzerland, especially tailored for you.
  • Discover some of the best secret winter spots in Switzerland.
  • End the day with a taste of specially selected local wine.

Description

Would you like to discover the best secret winter spots in Switzerland? Then join me on this 3-day snowshoeing adventure in the Jura Mountains and Prealps ranges and I will take you to some of my favorite winter locations in the region.

Explore the Jura or Prealps ranges on snowshoes starting from Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey or Montreux on an “à la carte” program to suit your level and preferences. I will take you to some of my favorite locations, some quite remote and pristine! Then, to cap off each day, we will enjoy a delicious glass of specially selected Swiss wine.  To get a better idea of what the program could look like, you can find a detailed tentative itinerary below.

Keep in mind that a typical day on snowshoes starts at around 9.30 AM and ends at around 3.30 PM. On average, you should be used to hiking for approximately 3 to 4 hours during the day. However, hikes can be made shorter too, if you wish, and no prior snowshoeing or skiing experience is required.

Would you prefer a more challenging or fast-paced tour? Then, I also offer options for experienced hikers or snowshoers and make sure you end the day satisfied.  Whichever your level or preference, I will plan a unique and unforgettable program for you.

So, are you ready to discover some of the best snowshoeing locations in Switzerland? Then book your place and join me on this thrilling 3-day snowshoeing adventure in the Jura Mountains.

Would you prefer a summer program? Then come on this amazing 4-day hiking and wine tasting tour around Lake Geneva!

Itinerary

Day 1: Montreux

We hike up to an amazing viewpoint above Montreux, 1600 m altitude. Lake view, mountain view. Wine of the day: the “Chasselas” exclusive dry white varietal.

Day 2: Jura Mountains

We transfer to the Jura for a forest hike in fresh pristine powder snow. Wild forests, animal tracks, no one around apart from our small group. We will enjoy a picnic in a small remote hut. Wine of the day: the “Vin Jaune”, a typical and very intense wine.

Day 3: Summit Day

We will head out to reach one of the highest summits of the Jura range. View over the whole Swiss plateau and the Alps. A best-of-the-best experience on snowshoes, guaranteed. Wine of the day: 2 local specialties chosen from different areas of Switzerland (Valais and Graubünden).

 

Details

Accommodation

You choose your own accomodation. Please get in touch for suggestions.

Meeting point

Meeting point depends on your location.

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

I am a trained International Mountain Leader with international certification (UIMLA) and also swiss Federal authorisation. I enjoy taking my clients to places that are not necessarily the most famous but are very rewarding and out of the usual paths! I am very fond of the Jura range, especially in winter, with snowshoes! I also love the Prealp peaks in autumn and summer, and the higher Alps range at the end of summer when we can go really HIGH (because the snow is gone). I am fond of 2 day hikes or longer hikes, and also short assignments, such as half days or evenings. I am also a keen wine enthusiast (I am a certified Lavaux UNESCO guide), and I enjoy taking my clients out and tasting a good wine with typical swiss food after the hikes. If you're into learning about European history, hiking the hills and discovering old castles and forgotten passage-ways, then you're in good hands, because I'm really passionate about the cultural aspects of mountain and hill hiking. Get in touch with me to plan your adventure!

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Switzerland


What people are saying about Matthew Richards

Betsi Pinkus

5.00

April, 2022

Matthew was amazing. The hike was personalized and he was very knowledgeable. We would and will highly recommend walking with him if you get the chance.

Lucy Murphy

5.00

August, 2017

We had a weeklong tour with Matthew in 2017 and of all the trips we have made, hiking and otherwise, this was the best. Matthew found beautiful and varied types of hikes for each day, and the restaurants and vineyards he found were superb. His knowledge of the wine and geography is deep and he has a wonderful sense of humor. The trip was a joy from beginning to end.

Ed and Anne E.

5.00

June, 2017

Matthew is one of the best...knowledgable, personable, very aware of clients abilities and interests. This is an all-time favorite trip...


Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 1392 Each

Group of 2

CHF 696 Each

Group of 3

CHF 464 Each

Group of 4

CHF 349 Each

Group of 5

CHF 279 Each

Group of 6

CHF 232 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Snowshoe rental is included, as well as pick-up from train station or from hotel and wine tasting.




 

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