This amounts to experiencing all the facets of biking and realizing many a biker dream! Steep ascents, flat stretches, tricky descents; the natureof this tour changes as fast as a chameleon changes its colors.
Begin of tour: Mountain station of Magglingen railroad
End of tour: Neuchâtel Train Station
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 42.5 km
Total altitude meters: 780 m
Biking time: 03:00 - 04:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 875 m
Elevation end of tour: 433 m
Season: May - November
Panorama: Magnificent views of Bielersee, Neuenburgersee and Murtensee Lakes
Gastronomy: Magglingen, Twannberg, Prêles, Lignières, Chuffort, Enges, Neuchâtel
Overnight: Biel, Neuchâtel
Various: Old Town of Neuchâtel
Access starting point: By funicular from Biel to Magglingen
Access point of arrival: Neuchâtel Train Station
Magglingen - Lignières - Chuffort - Neuchâtel
From the mountain station of Magglingen-Bahn (Magglingen railroad or train) follow the hiking trail (-alter Kurhausweg- or old spa's path) to Twannberg. Continue onwards on the hiking trail to Prêles, Lignières and bike up to Chuffort. At Chuffort continue biking over the pastures towards La Dame and from La Dame descend to Enges/Lordel. From Enges take the hiking trail to Neuchatel. At Châtelainie bike in the direction of Neuchâtel-Ermitage and later on follow the hiking trail in the direction of Gare.
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.