565 Piste La Givrine–Marchairuz
565 Piste La Givrine–Marchairuz

Cross-country skiing

Piste La Givrine–Marchairuz

Piste La Givrine–Marchairuz

La Givrine–Combe des Amburnex–La Givrine

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Piste La Givrine–Marchairuz

Piste La Givrine–Marchairuz

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.
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.
36 km | 1 Stage
620 m | 620 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel La Givrine
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 30th of March.

Hints

Ski rental
More information about the rental of cross-country ski equipment:
www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch
Cross-country ski trail pass
More information about the local cross-country ski trail pass:
www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch
Cross-country ski trails in Swiss parks
This trail is located in the Parc Jura vaudois.
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Contact

Office du Tourisme de St-Cergue
Place Sy-Vieuxville 3
1264 St-Cergue
Tel. +41 (0)22 360 13 14
info@st-cergue-tourisme.ch
www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

Cabane de Rochefort
Cabane de Rochefort
Arzier
Hôtel du Marchairuz
Hôtel du Marchairuz
St-George
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Places

Col du Marchairuz
Col du Marchairuz
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Places of interest

Fromagerie des Fruitières de Nyon
Fromagerie des Fruitières de Nyon
Glacière de Saint George
Glacière de Saint George
Jura Vaudois Nature Park
Jura Vaudois Nature Park
Over the Col du Marchairuz
Over the Col du Marchairuz
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization