To discover the beautiful snowy landscape of the Jura Mountains, the dog-sled experience is a must-do. As a musher or a contemplative passenger, you'll love the feeling of being at one with nature and the animals. Your day excursion or tour of several days will leave you with everlasting memories of an adventure with a difference. Scandinavian pulk, dog sled or dog hike...  the choice is yours!

Dans les Montagnes du Jura, de nombreux prestataires vous proposent de découvrir différentes races de chiens d'attelage
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Meeting the sled dogs

Huskies, malamutes, Greenland dogs… Go meet these endearing animals with huge characters.  With their wild taste for adventure, their courage, loyalty and tireless enthusiasm, they will take you safely across the most beautiful landscapes of the Jura Mountains.

Randonnée en chiens de traîneaux aux Fourgs
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An intense experience

Driving a dog team

Ever dreamt of driving your own team of dogs? Become a trainee musher after a short introductory session with an enthusiastic specialist. Braking on the descent, adopting the right position on corners, helping the dogs on an uphill slope... You'll be an expert before you know it.

You'll get to know the pack and experience a bond with them that you'll never forget.

In the company of a qualified instructor, you'll steer your team safely through valleys and snow-covered forests.

For adventurers who enjoy a challenge, there are long-distance treks lasting several days, and you'll bivouack overnight for a once-in-a-lifetime polar experience... 

Dog sledding
A discovery for all

The Scandinavian pulk

Originally from Scandinavia, the pulk is a small sledge pulled along by a single sled dog. This activity is ideal for a first approach to mushing and can even be done by young children.

You'll learn to guide your dog by voice command, as well as how to look after him. A moment of intimacy between you and the animal against a snowy backdrop.  Accessible to all and, above all, an unforgettable experience!

Dog sledding
La pulka : un duo homme-chien intimiste
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Arctic dogs & Explorers

The first being to tread on the exact spot of the North Pole, on 6th April 1909, was an Eskimo dog. It was also an Eskimo dog that first arrived at the South Pole, on 14th December 1911. Indeed, neither the conqueror of the North Pole, Robert Peary, nor the conqueror of the South Pole, Roald Amundsen, could have reached their goal without the help of their dogs.

 

Paul-Émile-Victor - a Pole Explorer born in Jura

Se laisser guider par son attelage dans les forêts enneigées
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Enjoying the present moment

A contemplative trip

For a day trip or a touring weekend, there are many dog teams proposing excursions off the beaten track.

Comfortably seated in your sled, you'll go with the flow and enjoy the here and now in the hands of an experienced musher.

Don't worry, these dog sled rides present no danger at all.

On safe trails, sometimes in the wilderness, you'll quickly see why our mountains are nicknamed "Little Lapland".

A tremendous sense of freedom awaits you in one of the massif's three resorts: Métabief, Les Rousses or Monts Jura.

Dog sledding
moment complice entre une petite fille et un huskie
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La cani-rando aux Rousses
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Off the snow

Dog hiking, another chance to bond

Ideal when snow is lacking, try dog hiking along the hiking paths of the Jura Mountains.

Attached to the dog by a long lead tied to your belt, even children can enjoy dog hiking, from the age of 8 years. This amusing and physical activity allows you to admire the scenery as a strong bond is forged between you and the animal.

Full of energy, the dogs make it easier for you to explore with less effort.

 

Rennes polaires de Chaux Neuves
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Encounters

Polar Park: a Far North-style safari

Head for the Chaux-Neuve Polar Park to meet the creatures of the Far North. In this wildlife reserve with a difference, stags, chamois, yaks, reindeer, bison, Konik Polski horses, mouflon and Greenland dogs are all part of the landscape. In the company of a keeper and guide, you'll enter the private world of these fascinating creatures from Eurasia.

 

Visit the polar park

Winter in the Jura Mountains

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