Biel / Bienne - Seeland

Biel: Lake Biel

Biel: Lake Biel

The bike tour across the Chasseral is one of those circuits you really need to experience once in your life. The Chasseral is the highest point in the region, and certainly the clearest point of attraction. As soon as the snow has melted, bikers and racers are already working up a sweat on the Jura giant.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Mountain station Magglingen-Bahn
End of tour: Bahnhof Biel
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 52 km
Total altitude meters: 1090 m
Biking time: 03:30 - 05:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 875 m
Elevation end of tour: 437 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: Various vantage points for sensational views.
Gastronomy: Various culinary choices along the route
Overnight: Biel
Various: Old Town of Biel
Access starting point: Take the cableway from Biel up to Magglingen


As well as the stunning views of the Alpine chain and the Jura itself which are to be enjoyed, the big Chasseral tour will keep you busy negotiating plenty of tricky trails. Further endorphin-exhilaration is guaranteed on the 28 downhill kilometres of the second part of the tour.

Tour Overview

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Magglingen - Nods - Chasseral - Diesse - Biel

The first 450 uphill metres are covered with the Magglingen mountain railway, after which the route takes you along the hiking trail up to the Twannberg, then on from there to Nods via Lamboing and Diesse. This point marks the start of the major ascent to the Chasseral. From Chasseral, the route winds its way back down the hiking trail to the Métairie du Milieu de Bienne and to the main square. After the Bison farm you�ll need your technical skills to take you down to a valley, uphill for a short stretch, then down once more to Diesse. From here you head back to the Twannberg. The route now takes you down the hiking trail to Gaicht and from there along the hiking trail towards Biel.

Pictures: Marion Berger, Biel

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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