Guided Snowshoeing, Pulka & Bivouac Weekend in the Jura
Join us for an adventure in the Jura mountain. This is the perfect place to experience your first winter bivouac. Never really steep, wild and uncrowded, with large expenses of meadows and forest, this place is really adapted for snowshoes trips and offers plenty of Bivouac spots.
This trip is led by Ulrick Tainturier, mountain leader.
What’s the plan?
You meet Ulrick at Yverdon train station at 11:00 and get a shuttle ride to the start of the trip. After filling the pulka with the gear and equipment needed, you start with a snowshoe walk to explore the area. In the afternoon, you look for the camp spot. Ulrick teaches you about setting the camp for an optimal bivouac in winter: heat, wind, water, how to set the tent in the snow…. After the aperitif around the campfire, you prepare the meal all together and take advantage of the moonlight for a little night walk under the stars before coming back to your sleeping bags.
Technical info: 4h walking – 400m ascent – 100m descent
The following day, after breakfast, we go for another snowshoe walk to reach a stunning viewing point of the Alps and discover the history of this area. After lunch, we hike back to the camp to set it off, and walk back to civilization.
Technical info: 4h walking – 200m ascent – 500m descent
To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience is needed.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).
How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you take the following:
- Zurich HB 09:04 – 10:52 Yverdon-les-Bains
- Yverdon-les-Bains 15:37 – 17:30 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes
If you are traveling by car, we will let you know where you can park shortly before the event. It will be in the vicinity of Yverdon-les-Bains.
Day clothing essentials
- Winter hiking boots
- Base layers
- Hiking or skiing trousers
- Down jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Sun hat
- Warm hat
- Thin gloves
- Thick gloves
- Sleeping bag liner
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Hiking backpack (30-40L)
- Waterproof backpack cover
- Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
- Snowshoes and poles: can be rented out – see “Equipment rental”
- Thermal bottle for tea
- Packed lunches for 2 days
- Sunscreen and lip protector
- Plasters and basic medicine
You have the possibility to rent snowshoes and poles, directly from the guide, for CHF 30.
You will receive an email with a form to fill in a few days before the event, where you can inform us about which items you’d like to rent. These can be paid by cash or Twint on the event day.
The price for this event is CHF 300.
Included in price
- 2 days of guided snowshoeing with a mountain leader, in a small group
- jun9 Shuttle rides between Yverdon-les-Bains and the start/end point of the snowshoe hike
- Bivouac equipment: pulka, tents, 4-season sleeping mats and 4-season sleeping bags
- Dinner on Saturday
- Breakfast on Sunday
Not included in price
- Transport to/from Yverdon-les-Bains
- Packed lunches
- Drinks & snacks
- Snowhoe rental
Min. 5 / Max. 8 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.