Reculees in Jura mountains

Reculees in Jura mountains

The ‘reculées’ (literally: moved back) are deep and narrow valleys bordered by cliffs and high steep walls coming to dead ends and at the base of which you will always find a cave or an underground waterway from which a resurgence brings to life a river which then occupies the bottom of the valley. They were created at the end of ice ages by a progressive glacial retreat of the beginning of the valley to inside the plateau, as a result of strong frosts and the erosion of the plateau by the underground rivers that tirelessly eat away at the calcareous basement. You will see the destructive effects of the water by visiting one of these caves and will be surprised by these famous “potholes” connected by small channels. You will discover these beautiful places while walking on at the bottom of the valley or along cliffs and will admire breathtaking landscapes.

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Arbois
Day 2: La Reculée des Planches (23 km circular walk)
Day 3: Arbois – Poligny (21 Km)
Day 4: Poligny – Château Chalon (25 km)
Day 5: Château Chalon – Baumes les Messieurs (25 km)
Day 6: Baumes Les Messieurs – Lons Le Saulnier (20 km)
Day 7: Le Creux de Revigny (24 km circular walk)
Day 8: Lons Le Saulnier – End of the tour after breakfast

What’s included?

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Dinners according to description and selected range of services
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • A daily itinerary together with information about facilities and places of interest along the trail.
  • Emergency assistance in English








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Comfort: 3/4 star hotel - gourmet dinner (according todescription)

Standard: 2-star hotel - regional dinner (according to description)




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