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Snowshoeing trail on Plateau de Retord R4

Snowshoe Walking · Rhône-Alpes
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  • Circuit Raquettes des Plans d'Hotonnes sur le Plateau de Retord
    / 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
  • / 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
  • / 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
  • / Départ des pistes des Plans d'Hotonnes
    Photo: © M.Ballet
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moderate
Distance 7.5 km
2:10 h
254 m
252 m

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Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier
Update: November 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,286 m
Lowest point
1,033 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Apr
May
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Berthet

Safety information

Tips and hints

APIDAE tourism data updated on 04/11/2021 by "Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier".
Spotted an error? Write to e.bebi@bugeysud-tourisme.fr with the following information:
File name: Itinéraire Raquettes du Plateau de Retord R4 | Record identifier: 5938012 | URL (link) for this Outdooractive page.

Start

Le point de départ est situé aux Plans d'Hotonnes (1,033 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.039372, 5.701729
DMS
46°02'21.7"N 5°42'06.2"E
UTM
31T 709050 5101971
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Destination

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

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.039372, 5.701729
DMS
46°02'21.7"N 5°42'06.2"E
UTM
31T 709050 5101971
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
7.5 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
254 m
Descent
252 m
Forest Family-friendly Clear area Insider tip Refreshment stops available Flora and fauna Forest roads Circular route Scenic

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