Premier bivouac hivernal sur les hauteurs du Jura
From (per pers.)250

Premier bivouac hivernal sur les hauteurs du Jura


The New Luxury

Information chilowé® :

Learn the best bivouac techniques in winter
The evening in the main tent with aperitif and mountain gueulet
100% accessible by train and bivouac equipment provided

Have you ever slept on a big white blanket, snow as far as the eye can see and the Mont-Blanc just in front of you? We have, with Rémi, our Captain and Jura specialist! In winter, Rémi takes small groups of chilowés to discover his favourite corner of the Jura and to learn the art of a successful winter bivouac. On the snow that crunches under the snowshoes, we slowly move away from the villages to see only white and the sleeping forest. We hike enjoying the silence, the panoramas and looking for the best spot for the bivouac. At the end of the afternoon, once the camp is set up, the light declines, the mountain and the snow take on blue hues: this is the signal to launch the aperitif around the campfire! The meal warms everyone up and we slip into our duvet for a polar night while waiting to see what the mountain has in store for us in the early morning...


Detailed programme

Meeting point at 11am at Bellegarde sur Valserine station for those arriving by train. Rémi, your Captain, will pick you up and propose a carpool. If you arrive by car, meet at 12pm in Les Rousses. Briefing on equipment and food. First workshop on the distribution of food in the bags and how to pack a hiking bag in an optimal way. Start of the snowshoe hike (2-3h walk), panoramic views of the Alps depending on the weather. Identification and choice of the bivouac spot in group thanks to Rémi's advice. Installation of the bivouac and initiation to the techniques for an optimal bivouac in winter: heat, wind, installation of tents in the snow. Observation of local wildlife footprints (depending on conditions). Preparation of the meal all together and of the campfire. Aperitif around the fire and hot dinner (fondue, polenta, or other Jura speciality) in the main tent. Star gazing. Overnight in a Salewa® tent with ground sheet

Day 2

Wake up in the mountains, surrounded by snow and forest. Breakfast around the campfire or in the main tent and departure for the snowshoe hike (4-5 hours). Objective: to get the most amazing panorama of the Alps! Picnic break with local products and observation of wildlife tracks (depending on conditions). Then back down to Les Rousses for 4.30pm. Return by carpool for those leaving by train to Bellegarde station (arrival at the station around 5.30pm).

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  • 2 day(s)
  • 1 Night(s)
  • French, English, Italian
Rates & availability
Availablity :

250 euros per person


The guide's service
The night in a bivouac
The bivouac equipment (shared Salewa® tent and individual Therm-a-Rest® ground sheet)
Comfort duvet -10°C
The main tent for meals and evening events
Common bivouac equipment (cooking pots, stove, gas)
Meals with local products (Savoyard dinner, breakfast and picnic)
Individual snowshoeing equipment (snowshoes and poles)
Observation of local fauna footprints

Not included

Transport to the meeting place
1st picnic lunch
Optional insurance covering cancellation

What to bring :
Essential: 1 x 60L backpack, warm clothes (ski trousers, down jacket...)
For the rest, the detailed list of small equipment to have will be provided after registration (rain jacket, headlamp, fleece, water bottle...)

Terms of cancellation

100% reimbursed in case of reconfinement

For more informations Premier bivouac hivernal sur les hauteurs du Jura N°OP031BFC000V50X8Y5

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