Vineyards by Lake Biel

Biel / Bienne - Seeland

The northern shore of Lake Biel is intensively cultivated with vines. A walk along the vineyard trail from Biel to La Neuveville gives you a good idea of the work of the wine-grower.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Biel/Bienne (Tessenbergstrasse bus-stop)
End of tour:La Neuveville
Access starting point:Bus No. 11 from Biel/Bienne station
Access point of arrival:Train
Technical requirements:Easy
Physical fitness:Easy
Hiking time:4 hrs.
Length:12.9 km
Season:January to December
Various:villages of Twann and Ligerz
centre of La Neuveville
wine-making museum Hof in Ligerz

Description

Biel/Bienne - Wingreis - Twann - Ligerz - La Neuveville

The steeply sloping vineyards offer many wonderful views of the lake and the chain of the Alps. On the way, you may be tempted to visit the picturesque villages of Twann and Ligerz. The walk is rounded off with a visit to French-speaking La Neuveville.

Bus No. 11 takes you in just a few minutes from Biel/Bienne station to the starting point for the walk on the Tessenbergstrasse. Then a wide, flat path leads through the vineyards by Lake Biel towards the south-west. Because the path is always slightly elevated, you keep seeing wonderful views over the lake and St. Peter's Island. You go past the villages of Twann and Ligerz and finally reach the picturesque town of La Neuveville.

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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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