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Description

After having inaugurated the Great Cross-Jura walk, it was only a matter of time before the idea was extended to snowshoe walks in the winter.
Summer – Winter: all the magic of a landscape where the colours change constantly, from deep green to endless white, the peaks and the valleys seeming to soften with the snow.
In the winter, there is no path, so you will simply follow the discreet little ribbons that will guide you from village to village, from cottage to cottage.
This is a route that will take you through forests, meadows and villages, where you will receive the warmest of welcomes!

 

PROGRAMME :


Day 1:
Reception at Chapelle des Bois around 5 p.m.

Day 2: Chapelle des Bois – Bois d’Amont
Crossing the Risoux Forest, via the La Roche Bernard belvedere with a magnificent view over the Combe de Chapelle des Bois, stop-off at the Chalet Gaillard to enjoy… a hot Gaillard drink! Night at the Bois d’Amont.
10km, +246m/-252m   Timetable: 5H00

Day 3: Bois d’Amont – Les Rousses
From one village to the next, from Bois d’Amont to Les Rousses, via Switzerland or Lake Les Rousses.
Night at Les Rousses.
10km, +137m/-116m   Timetable: 4H30

Day 4: Les Rousses – Lajoux
Transfer 5 km between Les Rousses and the "Massacre" forest to arrive at La Combe à La Chèvre and Lajoux.
Night at Lajoux.
12km, +259m/-224m   Timetable: 5H30

Day 5: Lajoux – Bellecombe
Crossing through the valleys of Bellecombe.
Night at Bellecombe.
10km, +232m/-170m   Timetable: 5H00

Day 6: Bellecombe – Lajoux
Continuing the walk through the valleys and over the peaks, down to La Pesse.
Return shuttle for Ljoux and end of the holiday.

8km, +163m/-233m   Timetable: 4H30

 

Formalities : Valid identity card or passport
 

The stages are around 8 to 12 km/day and the maximum climb in one day is 260 m and the maximum drop in height 252 m. They have been made deliberately rather short so that, whatever the snow cover and your condition, you will be comfortable.
Their length also enables you to stop off for a good lunch break in a refuge for a picnic, or visit the museums in the villages you encounter.

 

RATES PER PERSON

in Dormitory

in Double room
from 21 to 30/12/19

€ 630

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from 5 to 17/01/20

€ 525

€ 695
from 18/01 to 7/03/20

 € 595

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from 8 to 27/03/20

€ 570

€ 735

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES :
The accommodation, the half board, the tourist taxes, the transport of luggage, the loan of 1/25 000 maps and map-holder, the description of the route, equipment hire, assistance and return shuttle on last day, transfer at Chapelle des Bois.
 

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
The assistance of a guide, the drinks and personal expenses, lunches, administrative costs (+ € 15).
 

OPTIONAL :
Cancellation insurance (3.5 % of the toal price), shuttle from Morez station/Chapelle des Bois or La Cure station (CH)/Chapelle des Bois.