Jura mountain chain
Enchanting gorge, breathtaking Creux du Van cliff ring
early morning wildlife observation (optional)
walk around the Creux du Van cliff ring, descent to Noiraigue train station (flexible day planning, minimum calculated walking time 2:10); picnic on the way (organized by ourselves)
train ride Noiraigue-Bôle
mimimum calculated walking distance 7,4 km, minimum vertical drop -725 m
In countless variations of comfortable bed and noisy waterfalls, the wild setting of the Areuse river leads us to our first gastronomic stop. The winding ascending path in the afternoon guarantees us efficient digestion.
The Creux du Van park is home to a variety of wildlife. Our mountain lodge is located close to the ring cliff.
Geology and hydrology of this Karst environment, flora and fauna, will enliven our exchanges and conversations. Conviviality and discoveries of local products will also help to make this outing an unforgettable experience!
For groups of 4 up to 12 people
meeting 10:00 at train station in Bôle (NE); train arrival time from Neuchâtel 9:50; small parking lot (availability however very scarce)
1:50 walking time up the Areuse gorge; lunch at a restaurant; climb up to Creux du Van’s ring (calculated walking time 4 hours) passing by Ferme Robert and the « cold fountain », where we shall dull together "La Fee Verte" according to local tradition
arrival at mountain lodge around 18:30, grooming (no shower in the lodge) and change, aperitif, dinner; overnight in 2- or 4-bedrooms
total walking distance 17,45 km, vertical drop +1150 m
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