Guided hike in the Jura
Escape for 1 or 2 days in the Jura with a certified mountain leader
Join us on the Jura trails. Belvederes, preserved forests, meadows and wooden pastures are waiting for you with the typical rich fauna and flora of the Jura
The Jura offers magical hiking opportunities through unspoilt valleys, peaks and ridges which we will enjoy to the full.
The natural environment in which we will evolve, and the signs of wildlife, will be given a great deal of attention. The forests, pastures and meadows of the Jura are rich in biodiversity with a fauna and flora that will offer itself to the attentive hiker. We may be lucky enough to see signs of lynx or wolf, predators of deer, chamois and roe deer also present in large numbers. The Capercaillie finds a precarious refuge in certain discreet places, not to mention the woodpeckers, owls and other ermines, squirrels and brown hares.
Hike details and programme
The hike will be prepared according to your choices and desires, physical condition, place of departure, choice of accommodation or - if on 2 days - the gîte or hotel. A bivouac or a night under tent are also possible, as well as the tasting of local specialities. Most of the time we will make a loop and will be able to tackle various themes that we will define together (fauna, flora, geology, culture and history, etc.)
Rainproof backpack (approx. 25 liters)
Personal belongings and medication, charged telephone
Mountain boots (with ankel protection) with profiled / Vibram-type soles
Warm hiking clothes adapted to the season, at least:
1st technical layer, e.g. wool (avoid cotton), also for legs for cold weather / high altitudes
2nd warm layer with fleece jacket plus warm down (puff) jacket
Long pants and hiking jacket
If not waterproof: provide additional protection against rain
Sunglasses, sun cream, hat, possibly a pair of light gloves
1 liter of water minimum, 2 liters maximum, possibly a thermos
Snacks, dried fruit, etc.
Camera, binoculars (recommended)
Picnnic as per program specifics of the day
From CHF 75.- pp.
Min 4, max 20 p.
Contact us for VIP minibus transfer to the meeting point (6 passengers).
Optional lunch: world champion cheese fondue, tea, biodynamic wine from Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, Italian espresso coffee, CHF 30.- pp.
The hike is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and may be postponed in case of bad weather conditions.
Payment: on site at the end of the hike. 100% of the fees are due in case of cancellation 10 days before the beginning of the tour, and 50% for 30 days
Guiding services by a professional UIMLA Mountain leader with Swiss federal diploma
Guide tea and snacks / cake
Presentations / animation around agreed themes
Explanations about the region, its nature and landscape
Observations of fauna, flora, geology. We will discuss various aspects related to the forest and its trees, its role in biodiversity and our relationship with it
Poles as per available stock
Food and beverages not mentionned in this offer
Was die Teilnehmer über diese Erfahrung sagen
I loved the hike "In the footsteps of the 39-45 smugglers"! For someone who isn't a great fan of walking, I found the route quite accessible and enjoyable. The guide's explanations of the historical context were fascinating, and I'll remember the fondue at the "Rendez-vous des sages" for a long time to come. A must for anyone who loves walking and history.
Wunderschöne Wanderung in Les Giettes in der Schweiz im August. Sehr angenehmer und interessanter Führer. Dankeschön Boudewijn
My 15-year-old son and I were lucky enough to discover the Risoud forest with Boudewijn, with its flora, fauna, geology and magnificent landscapes, but above all its long history as a cross-border region and in particular the very difficult period of the Nazi occupation in 1940-44. Boudewijn was a perfect guide who, through his speeches, his in-depth research and the many visual aids he had prepared, was able to fascinate us and introduce us to people who behaved heroically and other players in this part of history that everyone should know about. We were 'immersed' and it was a very moving experience to share with all the participants in this highly original walk. And the superb cheese fondue we shared in the middle of nature was a much-appreciated extra. I can't recommend this wonderful experience highly enough.
Dear Boudewijn, thank you very much for the good and informative tour. The stories about absinthe and the refugees of the 2nd World War in the Risoud forest were fascinating and took us back in time. And let's not forget the fine fondue at the end.
You'll get immeasurably more from any trek if you seek out local guide and qualified mountain leader, Boudewijn van Doorn of Peak2Peace.
His passion and knowledge about the area's geology, terrain, environment and wildlife make him an essential for any mountain-escapade at any time of year.