Winter hike in the area of ​​Switzerland's largest solar power station

Mont Soleil - Mont Crosin

© Vincent Bourrut

© Vincent Bourrut

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

Sankt Immer: Le Chasseral

Sankt Immer: Le Chasseral

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

The discovery trail from Mont Soleil to Mont Crosin, or vice versa, leads you through fantastic Jurassic landscapes. Magnificent views alternate with interesting sights relevant to energy production.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Teleferic Mont Soleil
End of tour: Bus station Mont Crosin
Access starting point: Teleferic to Mont Soleil
Access point of arrival: Bus from Mont Crosin
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 45 min.
Length: 6 km
Gastronomy: Restaurants in St. Imier, Mont Soleil and Mont Crosin

Description

The discovery  trail from Mont Soleil to Mont Crosin, or vice versa, leads you through fantastic Jurassic landscapes. Magnificent views alternate with interesting sites relevant to energy production. On Mont Soleil is Switzerland's largest solar power station. On Mont Crosin, on the other hand, wind is used to produce energy. The power station's propeller supplies current to 600 households. The path is well maintained in winter and is frequently parallel to the trail for snowshoers.

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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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