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The Chamois Rut

Experience the chamois rut live with impressive attitudes and chases


Jura, Alps




1/2 or full day



Private groups

Choose your date and custom arrangements

Upcoming public outings

Late autumn marks the beginning of the chamois' mating season. Come and observe this crucial and spectacular period, and learn to identify and understand the behaviour of this wild species

We will look for the locations of the chamois herds, where they have gathered for breeding. We will decipher the behaviour of males and females, and understand how territories and herds are conquered, defended or lost. We will identify the behaviour of dominant and submissive males. At the end of this beautiful day, you may have witnessed some spectacular chases and gained an understanding of the social life of the chamois.


  • Start: Meeting at the indicated location and time

  • End: around 16h30 or earlier

Gear list

  • Rainproof backpack (approx. 25 liters)

  • Personal belongings and medication, telephone

  • High shoes with profiled / Vibram soles

  • Warm winter hiking clothes, at least:

  • 1st technical layer, e.g. wool (avoid cotton), also for legs

  • 2nd warm layer with fleece jacket plus warm down (puff) jacket

  • Long pants and hiking jacket

  • If not waterproof: provide additional protection against rain

  •  Sunglasses, sun cream, hat, possibly a pair of light gloves

  • 1 liter of water minimum, 2 liters maximum, possibly a thermos

  • Snacks, dried fruit, etc.

  • Camera, binoculars (recommended)


Private groups

Choose your date

Public outings

As published on our site

From CHF 75.- pp.

Min 4, max 8 p.

Optional lunch: world champion cheese fondue, tea, biodynamic wine from Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, Italian espresso coffee, CHF 30.- pp.

Contact us for VIP minibus transfer to the meeting point (6 passengers).

The hike is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and may be postponed in case of bad weather conditions.

Payment: on site at the end of the hike. 100% of the fees are due in case of cancellation 10 days before the beginning of the tour, and 50% for 30 days


  • Guiding services by a mountain leader with federal certificate

  • Espresso coffee or tea at the meeting point

  • Explanation of the region, wildlife, nature and landscape

  • Aspects related to biodiversity, wildlife and the return of large predators, with cultural and social-economic impacts  

Not included

  • Transport by chairlift or public transport

  • Lunch (from the bag), snacks and drinks

  • Everything else not mentionned in this offer

What participants say about this experience

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