The Grande Traversée du Jura snowshoeing route is a beautiful winter hiking route; it is unique in France. It begins in Métabief, in the Doubs department, goes through the Haut-Jura regional nature park, and ends in Giron, in the Ain department, covers over 117 km and can be hiked as you wish.
The trail named “Around the Retord plateau” is a loop of approximately 35 km in the Ain department. It does not follow the main course of the GTJ, and is accessible from the Plans d’Hotonnes ski resort, the Cuvery pass or the village of Poizat.


↓937 m ↑1436 m
Average leg length
10 / 15 km
Recommended time of year
Late December → late March

Departure → Arrival :