La Valserine cross-country skiing

La Valserine
Cross Country Skiing
Guided Radial Hikes from your lodging

Valserine cross country skiing

Les Platières

The Jura mountains have an infinite variety of trails, itineraries, landscapes that you will be able to fully appreciate during this week. Every day you will discover a new area and then return to the comfort of our new inn, built in wood and using soft energies, and the sauna.

Hiking in the heart of the Jura Regional Park.


Description of the hike:

How long: 7 days, 6 nights
Level: **  beginner skier, 5 days of skiing,  5/6 hours a day, 50 % on groomed tracks and 50 % on un-groomed trails. We will look out for animal footprints, and study the flora, the history and the customs of the people of the High Jura.
Accommodation: inn, twin or double rooms
Catering: full board, packed lunch for whole day excursions
Distance: 15 to 20 km a day and difference in altitude: 200 to 400 m a day
Groups: 6 to 12 persons
Instructor: state certified ski instructor
Material: cross country skis with scales (included in price)
Beginning: welcome at the Auberge de La Chandoline in Lajoux during the day on Sunday, 6 PM for the weeks presentation.
End: At the Auberge de La Chandoline on saturday after breakfast
Access: see here how to come
La Chandoline shuttle (13.50 €/person in option):

  • sunday from Bellegarde sur Valserine to Lajoux/La Chandoline: 6 PM
  • saturday from Lajoux/La Chandoline: 8.15 AM or 13.20 PM
    Arrival in the train station of Bellegarde sur Valserine: 9.40 or 14.45 PM


Program (can be modified due to weather):

Sunday: Welcome at the Auberge de la Chandoline around 6 PM and  presentation of the week.
Monday: Warm up and review of  the basic movements like gliding and stopping to make sure you feel confident and independent.
The Crêt du Merle (1445 m), to see on the one side the folding of the Jura mountains and on the other, the Alps (16 km, +/-300 m)
Tuesday: La Vattay, the groomed trails that you will follow pass majestically between  the combs of the  Monts-Jura, you  will be able to appreciate both the landscape and the silence (18 km, +/-300 m)
Wednesday: A day in Switzerland in the mountain prairies of Coppettes, Arzière (18 km, +/-400 m)
Thursday: The Embouteilleux lake and the High Combs, with wood grilled lunch ! (20 km +250 m, -250 m)
Friday: A circle hike on the Cernois crest  and the Platières As in most of the Jura combs, there are many farms along the Laisia Comb, massive buildings where everything is under the same roof (19 km, +/-250 m)
Saturday:  End of trip after the breakfast


Dates and prices 2014/2015 (in € per person):

Winter 2014-2015
Dates and prices in € per person
Private room
Shared room
from 14.12.2014 to 20.12.2014 630 570
from 21.12.2014 to 27.12.2014 665 605
from 28.12.2014 to 03.01.2015 665 605
from 04.01.2015 to 10.01.2015 630 570
from 11.01.2015 to 17.01.2015 630 570
from 18.01.2015 to 24.01.2015 655 595
from 25.01.2015 to 31.01.2015 655 595
from 01.02.2015 to 07.02.2015 655 595
from 08.02.2015 to 14.02.2015 655 595
from 15.02.2015 to 21.02.2015 655 595
from 22.02.2015 to 28.02.2015 655 595
from 01.03.2015 to 07.03.2015 655 595
from 08.03.2015 to 14.03.2015 655 595
from 15.03.2015 to 21.03.2015 630 570
from 22.03.2015 to 28.03.2015 630 570
To know


  • Massage after the hikes: 54 €/1 hour
  • Single room: 88 € supplement for the stay
  • Saturday lunch bag: 9.50 €
  • Cancellation insurance: 2 % of price
  • Sunday shuttle from Bellegarde sur Valserine to Lajoux/La Chandoline, 6 PM: 13.50 € /person

 The price includes:

  • 5 full boards
  • 1 half-board
  • State certified ski guide for 5 days
  • Material
  • Shuttle bus to and from  Mijoux-Lajoux at indicated hours
  • Transfers
  • Sauna on wednesday and friday

The price does not include:

  • Drinks
  • Towels
  • The visits (home and museum of the Jura Regional Park, cheese shop, pottery, heborist’s shop)

Hot points:

  • Access by TGV
  • A drink and home made cake at your return in the afternoon
  • The small museums that explain local activities
  • Fresh air, high altitudes and soft slopes
  • Discount of 5% for a registration of at least 3 persons (room of 3/4)

Special celebrations:

On the 24th and the 31st of December, after an excellent dinner, we will light our torches and go for a walk. We will come back in time for midnight to kiss and hug an50d warm up with a toast of hot wine or “Crémant du Jura” wishing each other plenty of good things.

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