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.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified


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.

Price per person

1 Person
346 USD

Group of 2
346 USD

Group of 3
346 USD

Group of 4
333 USD

Group of 5
327 USD

Group of 6
321 USD

Group of 7
318 USD

Group of 8
316 USD


Price includes

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


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Bellegarde 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 2: Ratou 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 3: Risoux 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

In lodges or refuges, half board.

More info

- 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 316 USD per person


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