3-day trail running traverse of the Jura

Join Lucas, UIMLA mountain leader, in this 3-day trail running traverse across the Jura in France, from Bellegarde to Morez.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Jura

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    308 EUR

    Group of 2
    308 EUR

    Group of 3
    308 EUR

    Group of 4
    297 EUR

    Group of 5
    291 EUR

    Group of 6
    286 EUR

    Group of 7
    283 EUR

    Group of 8
    281 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Bellegarde station - Ratou refuge

      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.
      Distance: 30.473km
      Min altitude 361m / Max altitude 1703m
      Altitude change +1921m / -855m

    • Day 2Ratou refuge - Bois d'Amont

      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.
      Distance: 42.259km
      Min altitude 1096m / Max altitude 1664m
      Altitude change +1665m / -2004m

    • Day 3Risoux crossing and descent to Morez station

      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.
      Distance: 19.966km
      Min altitude 697m / Max altitude 1287m
      Altitude change +502m / -842m

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    The Bellegarde s/ Valserine railway station

    Accommodation

    In lodges or refuges, half board.

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    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€

     

    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.

     
     
    FROM 281 EURper person
     

     

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