Last week, Jo Perry organised a super snowshoe and fondue outing in the Jura for parents. It was a big success, with the group benefitting from glorious fresh snow.
Lachatenbref.com asked Jo if she could share information about the event so that families, who may be looking for half-term inspiration, could follow suit. Here’s what she told us….
We did a circular loop from ‘Basseruche Restaurant’, near St Cergue, past the refuge ‘Le Rosset’ – 1265m. The distance was about 6km, and the whole loop took about two hours, including our drink stop at Le Rosset.
I would say that the difficulty level was moderate – some participants found the ascents a little difficult. The circuit is probably best suited to families with older kids.
I took the decision to hire a guide, and I’m glad that I did, since fresh snow meant that no previous trails were visible. It was great to be able to just follow him!
We had a delicious lunch at Basseruche Restaurant (https://www.basseruche.ch/index.php/en/) at the end of our walk. It is a gorgeous wooden Swiss chalet, with a wonderful ambience. I had organised our guide through there, and our group rate included a cold meat platter, fondue and fruit salad…..all welcome after our exertions!
Basseruche will do guided snowshoe walks for any size group and ALL abilities. There are many different walks around the area that they can guide, and their rates include snowshoe hire. They are flexible in doing what suits you. They also do night / full moon walks, which sound fun.
If you want to self-guide, the St Cergue tourist website has maps of signposted routes, and snowshoes are available for hire in the village.