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Jura 3-day snowshoeing traverse

Join Lucas, UIMLA certified mountain leader, in this 3-day snowshoeing trip in the Jura mountains. He will guide you in this adventure through the crest of the ridge!

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3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec


The highest summits of the Jura mountains are between Bellegarde and the Faucille Pass… This barrier between the Alps and Jura can be crossed through with semi autonomy.

The accommodation along the route is more spartan than elsewhere (unguarded on day 1). Therefore, it requires semi autonomy: bring food and a duvet…

I propose to accompany you in this adventure, through the crest of the ridge for an unforgettable experience!

Discover this exceptional frame during this trip in  semi-autonomy. It's an adventurous trip!

Do you want more information about this incredible trip in the mountains? Then please get in touch with me! It will be a pleasure for me to accompany you in the discovery of this beautiful region.

Are you looking for a snowshoeing trip in more comfort? I can also take you on this 4-day tour in the high valleys of Jura!


Day 1: Meeting at Menthières* - La Poutouille - Gralet Refuge

In numbers: 6,5 km / Altitude max. 1455 m / Altitude change +450/-135m
Night at the unguarded Gralet Refuge (bring 1 duvet + food for dinner D1 + lunch for D2).
* Possibility to meet at the train station Bellegarde s/ Valserine

The meeting point is at the Menthières ski resort. We meet and verify the equipment, and then we start our trip heading to the Gralet refuge where we spend the first night. The profile of this first day is calm enough to meet and warm up for the training hike. Indeed, we arrive early to the Gralet refuge where we will enjoy a heated place.

Day 2: Gralet Refuge - la Marie du Jura - Reculet Summit - Crêt de la Neige - Ratou refuge

In numbers: 10.965 km / Altitude max. 1720 m / Altitude change +455 m/-460 m
Lunch taken with you (autonomy), half board accommodation at the Ratou Refuge in the evening.

This is the fantastic ride in the sky with the most “technical” passages. Our progress on the crest of the ridge leads us to the two highest peaks in the Jura mountains: the Reculet and Crêt de la Neige. If the weather conditions are good, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Alps, the “secret canyons” of Crêt de la Neige and magnificent mountain pines that mark out our route. If the weather is not so pleasant, it will be an opportunity to live an adventure in a polar atmosphere. An unforgettable experience!

Day 3: Ratou refuge - Colomby de Gex - Grand Montrond -Faucille Pass / Return to the departure point (car/taxi)

In numbers: 11.135km / Altitude max. 1672 m / Altitude change +423m/-532m
Lunch: snacks from the bag (Ratou refuge).

Third and last part of our fantastic ride. We’ll climb to the summit of the high mountain chain and we continue our progression that is a little easier today because the peaks are more “rounded”. Perhaps we shall have the chance to observe wildlife, normally quite abundant in this area. We finally arrive to the Faucille Pass after climbing some nice bumps with incredible views: the Mont Blanc has no secrets for us! Finally, we will organize the return to the starting point.




- Gralet Refuge - Ratou Refuge

More info

Group size: 3 to 12 people. Price per person for more than 8 people: - 9 people 237€ - 10 people 236€ - 11 people 235€ - 12 people 234€

Half board at the refuge is included in the evening of day 2.

Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Menthières ski resort, at the Vie Neuve cottage (Les Molunes). We can also change this and meet at the train station Bellegarde s/ Valserine.

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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Jura, Saint Claude

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 761 Each

Group of 2

EUR 381 Each

Group of 3

EUR 254 Each

Group of 4

EUR 248 Each

Group of 5

EUR 244 Each

Group of 6

EUR 242 Each

Group of 7

EUR 232 Each

Group of 8

EUR 231 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back


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