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Join Lucas, UIMLA mountain leader, in this 3-day trail running traverse across the Jura in France, from Bellegarde to Morez.
Are you in love with the great outdoors? Do you want to fully enjoy running, without pressure or a stopwatch? Do you want to feel free in an unspoilt natural environment? Then this trail running traverse in the Jura is perfect for you!
During this trip we will cross the French section of the Haut Jura chain, from Bellegarde s/ Valserine to Morez. In order to make this trip light and autonomous, I planned sleeping in guarded accommodations and avoiding car transfers. Indeed, at the end of the trip we return by train, and voilà!
In total, we will cover more than 90km, with a total altitude change of +4100m / -3700m.
Does this trail running traverse sound interesting? Then please contact me and let’s go on this adventure! I would love being your guide in this region I know so well.
In lodges or refuges, half board.
Meals: - For lunch, plan snacks depending on the progress (on days 2 and 3 it's possible to eat at a restaurant) - Breakfast and dinner are included. Group size: 3 to 12 people. Price for more than 8 people: - 9 people 279€ - 10 people 277€ - 11 people 276€ - 12 people 275€
The Bellegarde s/ Valserine railway station
We meet at 10AM in the Bellegarde s/ Valserine railway station. From there our itinerary for the day is: Gd Crêt d’Eau- Gralet refuge – Reculet – Crêt de la Neige – Ratou refuge.
It’s the most aerial day.
Optional: meeting at Saint Claude and taking the 6:34AM train, to avoid getting back to our cars late at the end of the journey.
Min altitude 361m / Max altitude 1703m
Altitude change +1921m / -855m
Today is the longest stage, almost a marathon! We take the following route: Ratou refuge – Colomby de Gex – Faucille pass – La Dôle – Givrine pass – Le Noirmont – Bois D’Amont.
Min altitude 1096m / Max altitude 1664m
Altitude change +1665m / -2004m
Today the itinerary is: Bois D’Amont – Chailet Gaillard- Bellefontaine – Crête des Commères – Morbiez – Morez. Then we return by train to Bellegarde or Saint Claude.
Min altitude 697m / Max altitude 1287m
Altitude change +502m / -842m
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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Group of 1
|EUR 318 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 318 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 318 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 307 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 300 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 295 each|
Group of 7
|EUR 292 each|
Group of 8
|EUR 290 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Transport during the trip
• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
We had a excellent time in the Jura mountains together with Lucas. Beautiful nature and an perfect guide! I can really recommend this!
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
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 :)