Neuchâtel: Boudry-St. Aubin

Boudry

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Neuchâtel Ville 3

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Neuchâtel Ville 2

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Carrefour de la Maladière

Carrefour de la Maladière

Neuchâtel, the lake and the Alps

Neuchâtel, the lake and the Alps

The deep blue of Lake Neuchâtel and snow-capped peaks of the Alps beyond lend this trail an attractive backdrop. It starts in the historical village of Boudry and leads along the hillside to neighboring St. Aubin. Flowering meadows and fragrant forests are just as much a part of the experience as are the stout farmhouses and splendid villas high above the lake.

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Technical information

Start: Boudry railway station
Finish: Gorgier-St. Aubin railway station
Duration: 3 h 40
Season: January to December
Climb/condition: c. 220 m / easy
Refreshments: Boudry, Plan Jacot, St. Aubin
Map: SAW Val de Travers 1:50'000 and SAW Avenches 1:50'000

There are regional trains to Boudry from Neuchâtel and regional trains back to Neuchâtel from Gorgier-St. Aubin.

Description

The hike begins at the railway station just outside Boudry, where the yellow signs for hikers point first in the direction of Bevaix. The first vineyards are encountered soon after crossing the river Areuse. The trail continues uphill and then through a wonderfully fragrant forest all the way to Bevaix. Just above Bevaix, it veers off in the direction of Fresens. Here, the walking is easy and the views superb. After the Auberge du Plan Jacot, the trail continues west via Chatillon as far as the turn-off to the station just above Gorgier-St. Aubin.

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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