Guided 2-day / 2-night snowshoeing trip in the Jura with a night in a yurt
Join us in this exciting snowshoeing trip in the gorgeous rolling Jura mountains, with the ascent of the Mont d’Or, typical local cuisine, and a night in a yurt.
This trip is led by Diane McGuinness, international mountain leader.
What’s the plan
Meet your guide in Vallorbe in the evening for a welcome meeting and briefing. Night at Auberge Pour Tous.
Breakfast at the Auberge. After a short transfer by public transport (ca. 20 minutes) we set off for a full day’s snowshoeing in the hills above Vallorbe. As well as the snowshoe hike itself, and learning about local customs and life, we can also do some winter navigation practice if anyone is interested in learning more. Saturday night we will stay in a yurt and dine on local specialities in a traditional auberge.
On Sunday we continue our snowshoeing trip, including the ascent of Mont d’Or for stunning views across the Leman basin towards the Alps. We aim to descend to Vallorbe around 16:00 – 16:30 to facilitate your onward travel.
Please note that the actual distances might vary depending on the snow conditions.
To join this snowshoeing trip, you need to be a fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience needed.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue. 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 to take the following:
Zurich HB 18:04 – 20:35 Vallorbe (via Yverdon-les-Bains)
Vallorbe 16:10 – 18:56 Zurich HB (via Cossonay-Penthalaz and Yverdon-les-Bains) – depending on what time we finish
If you are traveling by car, you have the possibility to park at Friday’s accommodation, Auberge pour tous in Vallorbe.
Day Clothing Essentials
-Winter hiking boots
-Hiking or skiing trousers
-Long sleeve t-shirt
-Legging or shorts
-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” section)
-Thermal bottle for tea
-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters (Compeed®) and basic medicine
-Face mask and hand disinfectant
You have the possibility to rent snowshoes and poles directly from the guide for an additional CHF 30.
The price for this event is CHF 350.
Included in price
-2 days guided snowshoeing trip with an international mountain leader, including the ascent of Mont d’Or
-2 nights of accommodation in shared rooms, including one night in a yurt
-Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
-Dinner on Saturday
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Vallorbe
-Transfer from Vallorbe to Le Pont on Saturday morning (CHF 5.60 or CHF 2.80 with 1/2 fare travel card)
-Dinner on Friday
-Lunches (you can bring packed lunches with you or order them from both accommodations)
-Drinks and snacks
Minimum number of participants: 5
Maximum number of participants: 10
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood, and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.
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Do we need to have avalanche training before this? How about avalanche equipment? I have snowshoes before and have experience, but always on extremely low risk trails – so I do not have any avalanche equipment or training. If this is not required, I would love to join!
Thanks for your request. No avalanche training or equipment is required for that weekend.
Feel free to sign up! 🙂
Have a nice evening,