Along Switzerland's largest moor lake

La Chaux-des-Breuleux

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Tramelan

Tramelan

Sparse, severe and yet defined by a very special beauty: These are the Freiberge mountains.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Train station La Chaux-des-Breuleux
End of tour: Train station Les Reussilles
Access starting point: Train to La Chaux-des-Breuleux
Access point of arrival: Train from Les Reussilles
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 2 h 45 min.
Length: 10 km
Gastronomy: Restaurants in La Chaux-des-Breuleux, La Theurre and Les Reussilles

Description

This stretch alternates between flat land to gently rolling hills from La Chaux-de-Fonds in a northeasterly directrion. High altitude moorlands and expansive fields on which gigantic fir trees reach toward the sky define this landscape. The Etang de la Gruère is Switzerland's largest moor lake and is a protected nature preserve. The picturesque body of water can normally only be circled on foot by means of a wooden path. Information tablets inform the visitor of the fauna and flora of this unique area. In winter, when the lake is frozen, it turns into a natural skating rink - to the delight of skaters of all ages.

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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