Up to the giant of the Jura


Around Orvin, the landscape is one of dense mixed woodland and lush meadows. After Les Prés d'Orvin the scene is dominated by huge fir trees. The higher you go, the more barren it becomes. Right up at the summit there are only a few blades of grass covering the rock. Yet the view is all the more impressive. On one side you can see the chain of the Alps and the "Three Lakes", while on the other side extends the wide sweep of the Jura.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Frinvillier station
End of tour: Hôtel Chasseral bus-stop
Access starting point: Train from Biel
Access point of arrival: Bus to St. Imier and train to Biel
Technical requirements: Average
Physical fitness: Difficult
Total altitude meters: Approx. 1100 m
Hiking time: 5 hrs. 30 min.
Season: June to October
Gastronomy: Frinvillier, Les Prés d'Orvin, Chasseral
Overnight: Biel, Chasseral
Various: There are only 3 buses a day from Chasseral to St-Imier
Literature: www.karten-shop.ch


Frinvillier - Orvin - Les Prés d'Orvin - Zentralplatz - Chasseral - Hôtel Chasseral

From Frinvillier you can choose between two main routes up to theChasseral. The first leads via the Geissrücken straight up to thesummit. The second, rather shorter, goes up to the top via Orvin andLes Prés d'Orvin. Both routes are marked all the way with the yellowand red signs of the Jura Mountain Trail.

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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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