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Cross country skiing track of Plateau de Retord: Les Balcon des Plans

Cross-Country Skiing · Rhône-Alpes
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  • Montée de Pré Brachet en ski de fond depuis les Plans d'Hotonnes
    / Montée de Pré Brachet en ski de fond depuis les Plans d'Hotonnes
    Photo: © M. Ballet
  • / Montée de la Tour en ski de fond depuis les Plans d'Hotonnes
    Photo: © M. Ballet
  • / Montée de la Tour en ski de fond depuis les Plans d'Hotonnes
    Photo: © M.Ballet
  • / Ski de fond sur le Plateau de Retord aux Plans d'Hotonnes
    Photo: © M.Ballet
  • / Circuit Raquettes des Plans d'Hotonnes sur le Plateau de Retord
    Photo: © N.MULLER
  • / Circuit Raquettes des Plans d'Hotonnes sur le Plateau de Retord
    Photo: © N.MULLER
  • / Montée de la Tour en ski de fond depuis les Plans d'Hotonnes
    Photo: © M.Ballet
m 1200 1150 1100 1050 1000 8 6 4 2 km
moderate
Distance 9.2 km
1:20 h
165 m
165 m

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Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier
Update: November 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,199 m
Lowest point
1,034 m
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APIDAE tourism data updated on 22/10/2021 by "Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier".
Spotted an error? Write to e.bebi@bugeysud-tourisme.fr with the following information:
File name: Piste bleue de ski de fond du Plateau de Retord : Le Balcon des Plans | Record identifier: 5941983 | URL (link) for this Outdooractive page.

Start

Le point de départ est situé aux Plans d'Hotonnes (1,033 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.039332, 5.701754
DMS
46°02'21.6"N 5°42'06.3"E
UTM
31T 709052 5101966
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Destination

Le point d'arrivée est situé aux Plans d'Hotonnes

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Coordinates

DD
46.039332, 5.701754
DMS
46°02'21.6"N 5°42'06.3"E
UTM
31T 709052 5101966
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
165 m
Descent
165 m
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