In France, there are only a few snowshoe routes to plan a multi-day hike. The route of the Great Jura Crossing connects Métabief to Giron, for 115 kilometers (71 miles) of walks through the most beautiful landscapes of the Jura mountains. The elevation varies between 940 and 1390 meters (3083 and 4560 feet), the highest point being the Massacre Forest.
Cross-country skies on !
A beautiful route of 180 kilometers (112 miles) long was created to travel from Val de Morteau to Giron, crossing the Haut-Jura Regional Natural Park and the high points of Jura. Signposted and modular, the Great Crossing of Jura is an excellent course for those who have just discovered the discipline and want to try their first cross-country ski tour.
With Nordic ski touring, you will find the freedom to travel outside the snowshoes' trails while enjoying the joys of whizzing through the snow. Following the signposted route of the Great Jura Crossing, one travels between valleys and forests, from Mouthe to Giron. It may be necessary to use ski skins for better adhesion to the terrain and thus move away from the trails to observe more untouched nature. Hikers will be rewarded with animal tracks and perhaps even a rendez-vous with a fox, a chamois or, the really lucky observers, a boreal lynx.