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Cross-country skiing - La Givrine - Les pralets (Marchairuz)

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A 11km itinerary to discover winter in the Jura Mountains.
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This trail takes you through the Parc Jura Vaudois, past dry-stone walls and Jura chalets, across marshes and mystical forests to the Ferme des Pralets where spectacular views of Lake Geneva await you, with La Dôle behind you. The route continues up to the Col du Marchairuz.
Starting from La Givrine, follow a small road up to the first part of the route, where you’ll see the summit of La Dôle behind you. This Nordic route is located within the Parc Jura Vaudois nature reserve with its remote forests, mysterious marshes and wooded pastures enclosed by dry-stone walls.

Finally, you’ll arrive on skis directly in front of the Ferme des Pralets which is only accessible to skiers and hikers in the winter. On the edge of a pine forest, this mountain pasture chalet, typical of the Jura with its large galvanised metal roof, is nestled between the peaks of Mont Sâla and Mont Pelé. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views of Lake Geneva. There’s a small restaurant and terrace to make the most of your visit.

The route continues through forests and pastures to the majestic Combe des Amburnex and its tranquil scenery. From here, there’s also the option to head for the Col du Marchairuz (1,447m). This last bit of effort will be quickly rewarded by the warm welcome of the hotel-restaurant. You follow the same route on your way back to La Givrine.

Routes for traditional and skating styles.

Town
La Givrine
Distance
11 km
Duration
No information
Difference in height
239 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

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