Grand Traverse of the Jura Ski Tour
France & Switzerland, Ski Touring, 9 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,555 (land only) - from $2,135 (land only)
By: Phyllis Pryot, USA
The holiday was excellent...with very good food and wine.
I wanted to say that Julia was extremely patient with us. She exhibited such enthusiasm and was careful to explain the philosophy of our "journey" with us. Even when not feeling absolutely up to par on one day, she nevertheless went out of her way to see that we were taken care of. She is a gem!!!
I enjoyed every bit of it. Of course, I enjoyed the wonderful artisan cheeses as well as all of the other French cuisine. Also, the weather was great and we were lucky to have fresh snow on three of the days of our week-long ski. I especially enjoyed learning about how the people of the Jura value their cattle and how they care for them so that they will produce the wonderful cheeses we were able to enjoy.
By: Karen Lunquist-Leach, USA
The entire experience was fabulous and well worth the cost. Snow was excellent and it was so fun to ski up to our accomodations and then take off the next morning right from the door step! Loved all the places we stayed and the food was delicious.
Our guide Julia was excellent in all ways - she was very knowledgeable, friendly, skilled (provided lots of ski instruction along the way), helpful and in many ways. She was very organized and the trip ran smoothly despite a number of challenges.It was what I excepted.
I was initially concerned about being able to ski 14-20 miles/day, but it was fun and a good challenge for me.
By: Martin Ferguson, Herfordshire, UK
The trip exceeded my expectations - the leader, the group, the accommodations, the food, the skiing, the scenery.
Julia, our guide, was outstanding in her attention to everyone and to every detail. We had complete confidence in her, while she engendered confidence in everyone and their ability to tackle the sometimes challenging conditions and terrain. She developed an excellent rapport with each group member and the team as a whole.
The trip benefited from a diverse range of types and characters of accommodation - from mountain chalets to small, family run hotels - all adds to the interest! Lots of opportunity to try local cuisine and fresh produce, while those with special dietary needs were well catered for.
By: Randall Simons, New Mexico, USA
Beofre we travelled we got lots of support from the staff getting our questions answered. Our guide dealt efficiently with issues as they came up, went above and beyond taking care of special needs, I couldn't ask for anything more.
I most enjoyed skiing with a group of friends, learning to ski better, food, experiencing a different culture.