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Red Wood Ant Trail

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: < 2h

Season

All season

Contact

Business is partner of the park
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois
Route du Marchairuz 2
1188 Saint-George
Tel. +41 22 366 51 70

www.parcjuravaudois.ch

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - The Red Wood Ant Trail is close to the Jura vaudois Park Visitor Centre, at the col du Marchairuz. It is aimed at families.

This themed trail for children includes ten fun, interactive stations introducing this little insect. Did you know that the Jura vaudois regional nature Park is home to the largest known woodland ant colony in Europe, close to the col du Marchairuz?
Formica paralugubris has built a city of 1,200 anthills, linked together by 100 kilometres of trails, and with a total population of 250 million ants!

Route-information

Route-information

Length
km
Amount untarred route
km
Time required
< 2h
Level technique
Easy
Level condition
Easy
Height profile view map

Details

The full text is available in English and German in brochures from the Discovery Centre.

  • child-friendly

Safety advices

This trail has been specially laid out but is unsupervised.
Stay on the path to avoid disturbing the animals.
Keep your dog on a leash throughout the year.

Possibilities for catering

Hôtel-restaurant du col du Marchairuz.

Price information

Free access

Arrival

Starting point
col du Marchairuz (Altitude: 1447 m)
Arrival by public transport
Le Marchairuz, col Timetable SBB
Destination
col du Marchairuz (Altitude: 1447 m)
Arrival by public transport
Le Marchairuz, col Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

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Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Hotel restaurant du Marchairuz

The family hotel on the Col du Marchairuz lies at an altitude of 1449 metres. Unique and quiet location. Good starting point for hikes.

RestaurantHotelCafé
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Sapin à Siméon nature trail

A dozen headstones along the trail provide information about the Jura vaudois regional nature Park’s wealth of natural heritage and the history of its forestry and pastoral farming.

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 45 minutesLength: 1.70km
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Jura vaudois Regional Nature Park Visitor Centre

This Visitor Centre is the ideal place to find out more about what a Regional Nature Park is, and about the missions of the Jura vaudois Park.

Museum / Exhibition