A weekend away in the wonderful Jura!
Even though we’ll be only gone for 2 days, I guarantee you that it will feel like you’ve been away for a week!
The mountains of the Jura are not far from both Geneva and Lausanne, however as soon as we start hiking you’ll find yourself in a parallel universe…
The peaks in the Jura are not as high as those in the Alps, but the lonely, vast forests are just perfect for snowshoeing! The phrase ‘winter wonderland” was probably first coined here!
We’ll meet each other in the little village of Marchissy, where I will check your gear and please allow me to have a look in your backpack as well, to make sure you’ll be travelling as light as possible.
We’ll start our trip in the forest, after a couple of hours hiking we’ll reach the Crêt de la Neuve (1494 m.). On this summit we’ll have our picknick while enjoying the stunning view on the Mont Blanc area. After lunch we’ll head in the direction of the Hôtel de Marchairuz. Here we will have a nice mulled wine or a chilled beer to recover a bit from our hike. And afterwards we’ll be treated by a delicious cheese fondue to stock our reserves for the next day.
We’ll leave early on Sunday morning. It’s going to be a long day and the earlier you start the better (this could also help us spotting wildlife…) Today we will climb the Mont Tendre (1687 m.) and if we’re lucky we could even get a glimpse of the Eiger ! This mountain top is absolutely not the highest one comparing to the Alps, but sometimes it could feel pretty serious up there…
At the end of the afternoon we’ll be back where we’ve started our trip (which will seem ages ago…)
Snowshoeing isn’t difficult but you have to be fit as we will walk at least 5 hours per day.
Difficulty of the hike
6-7 February 2021
20-21 February 2021
If these dates don’t work for you, please make your own suggestion (and bring at least 3 friends…)
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 8