Anabaptist paths

Mont Soleil

Mont Soleil

Mont Soleil 2

Mont Soleil 2

Bugnenets / Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

Bugnenets / Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

Haut Pointes

Haut Pointes

L'éolienne

L'éolienne

Le Chasseral

Le Chasseral

Les Prés d'Orvin

Les Prés d'Orvin

Métairie de Gléresse

Métairie de Gléresse

Tramelan

Tramelan

La Vue-des-Alpes

La Vue-des-Alpes

La Neuveville

La Neuveville

Camping Fraso-Ranch Lignières

Camping Fraso-Ranch Lignières

Bielersee - Südwest (Vingelz)

Bielersee - Südwest (Vingelz)

Lignières

Lignières

Lac de Bienne

Lac de Bienne

Vue sur Nods

Vue sur Nods

Piste TCS

Piste TCS

Canal de Hagneck

Canal de Hagneck

Chasseral

Chasseral

Manche à air - Crête

Manche à air - Crête

Lac de Neuchâtel

Lac de Neuchâtel

Lac de Morat

Lac de Morat

Terrain d'Atterrissage

Terrain d'Atterrissage

Erlach

Erlach

Dudingen

Dudingen

Vue sur Berne

Vue sur Berne

Vinifuni Bergstation Prêles

Vinifuni Bergstation Prêles

A historic hike along the paths of the Anabaptists, who sought refuge in the Jura uplands over 400 years ago.

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Technical information

Location:Sonceboz-Sombeval
Destination:Chasseral or Courtelary
Reaching the starting:With the train to Sonceboz-Sombeval
Reaching your destination:With the bus from Chasseral (Variant 1)
With the train from Courtelary (Variant 2)
RequirementsTechnical /Difficulty:Medium
Requirement Physical condition:Difficulty
Altitude increase in meters:+580m/-580m (Day 1)
+1168m/-271m (Day 2, Variant 1)
+ 729m/-682m (Day 2, Variant 2)
Hiking time:4.5 hrs.(Day 1)
6hrs (Day 2, Variant 1)
4.75 hrs. (Day 2, Variant 2)
Time of year:mid October until mid May
food and drinks:Sonceboz-Sombeval, Corgémont, La Cuisinière, La Petite Douanne, La Meringue, Chasseral

Description

The two-day hike reveals numerous Anabaptist traces: Secret meeting places, mysterious inscriptions, extensive walls of dry stone along with Baptist archive with unpublished documents, books and objects.

Day 1
Sonceboz-Sombeval - Pierre Pertuis - Sonceboz-Sombeval

Points of interest: Pierre Pertuis Roman tunnel, chapel with Anabaptist archives, old Charrière, home of Dean Morel

Day 2 (Variant 1)
Sonceboz-Sombeval - Creux de Glace - Chasseral

Points of interest: Baptist bridge, Creux de Glace, wooded pastures, Chasseral

Day 2 (Variant 2)
Sonceboz-Sombeval - Creux de Glace - Courtelary

Points of interest: Baptist bridge, Creux de Glace, wooded pastures, old Charrière.

Tour Overview

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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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