Plateau de Diesse

La Neuveville Plateau de Diesse

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

High above Lake Bielersee, almost halfway up the imposing face of the Chasseral, lies the Plateau de Diesse. Though the area itself isn't really that well known, Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt used it as the setting for his intriguing pot-boiler "The Judge and His Hangman".

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Technical information

Begin of tour: La Neuveville Train Station
End of tour: La NeuvevilleTrain Station
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 31.7 km
Total altitude meters: 694 m
Biking time: 02:30 - 03:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 433 m
Season: March - November
Panorama: Magnificent views of Lake Biel
Gastronomy: La Neuveville, Cressier, Enges, Lignières, Prêles, Schernelz
Overnight: La Neuveville
Various: Center of La Neuveville


In any case, the landscapes you'll experience on this tour are truly stunning. Lake Bielersee lies below a belt of vineyard slopes, above them you notice a stretch of woodland, and cornfields at the top dominate the view. Picturesque wine-growing villages round off the picture postcard impression, and from a technical point of view, this circuit is a biker's delight. So have fun and enjoy!

Tour Overview

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La Neuveville - Cressier - Enges - Lignières - Prêles - Schernelz - La Neuveville

From La Neuveville train station take the hiking trail to Le Landeron and continue onwards (autres directions) to Cressier . Bike up to Enges on bike route No. 18 and ride onwards on the hiking trail to Lignières. At Lignières, ride in the direction of La Neuveville and then follow the hiking trail towards Prêles. Once you are in Prêles, bike towards Twann and then continue in the direction of Schernelz. At Schernelz, make a sharp right turn, follow the hiking trail, and bike downhill back to La Neuveville.


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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