Winter activities


Snow-shoe your way through a world where whiteness and silence hold sway. Nothing stops the snow-shoers in their quest for fun and exercise – a new way to go hiking!

Circuit Location Distance Difficulty Other
Bonhommes circuit Lake Genin 2,5 km
(1 hr)
Easy Markings: small characters
Lac Genin circuit Lake Genin 7,5 km
(3 hrs)
Average Markings: snow-shoes
“Belle Voêt” circuit Belleydoux 3,9 km
(2 hrs)
Easy Altitude gain: 100 m
“Pré Boussonnet” circuit Belleydoux 8 km
(3 hrs)
Average Altitude gain: 100 m
Blue circuit Apremont 3,5 km
(1 hr 30)
Easy Groomed, marked trail
Red circuit Apremont 5 km
Average Groomed, marked trail
Black circuit Apremont – km
Difficult Trail marked but not groomed
GTJ snowshoeing Plateau de Retord 35 km Difficult Duration: 4 days


lac Genin LAC GENIN snowshoeing trails

Immerse yourself in the silent and mysterious world of Lac Genin in winter. A 2.5 km discovery circuit goes around the lake and into the marshland and forest. The second circuit (7.5 km) will delight anyone looking for a physical challenge.

Apremont snowshoe circuits

The cross-country skiing committee is made up of volunteers. Their office next to the town hall is open in winter, on Saturday afternoons and all day on Sunday. Here you can rent cross-country skies, showshoes and sledges.

GTJ snowshoeing – A tour of the plateau de Retord

For a weekend or a short stay, come and visit this Alpine pasture area with many of the isolated farms that are so typical of the Bugey region. From the Nu crest, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the Alps and Mont-Blanc. A day out not to be missed!

This circuit of around 35 km is not linked to the main GTJ trail. You can begin from the ski resort of Les Plans d’Hotonnes, from Col de Cuvéry or the village of Le Poizat.


– fully marked trail

– a vast mountain plateau to explore with the Alps in the background.

Example stages:

Day 1: Les Plans d’Hotonnes > Ferme de Retord or Catray (10 or 13 km)

Day 2: Ferme de Retord or Catray > Le Poizat (10 km) Day 3: Le Poizat > Ferme de Retord (13 km)

Day 4: Ferme de Retord > Les Plans d’Hotonnes (7 km)

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