|Starting point:||Bahnhof Noiraigues|
|Getting to the starting point:||Auto oder Bahn von Neuchâtel nach Noiraigue|
|Back from the destination:||Auto via Rochefort oder Bahn via Auvernier zurück nach Noiraigue; oder nach Neuchâtel|
|Difference in elevation:||Aufstieg 120m, Abstieg 355m|
|Season:||April bis November|
|Note: In "Champ du Moulin" Restaurant und Bahnstation für vorzeitige Rückfahrt nach Noiraigue.|
The best place to start this attractive hike is in the small village of Noiraigues. The upper entrance to the Gorges de l'Areuse is only a few hundred meters (yards) from here. Follow the yellow signs pointing towards Boudry. The route follows the train line and then all of a sudden the valley becomes more gorge-like. Up to the Champ du Moulin (Field Mill) it is still a narrow valley, but at the Mill, the path changes over to the other side of the gorge. It is here where the gorge becomes its true self, with high cliffs rising on either side of hikers. Then, as quickly as it began, the passage ends and the gorge opens into the expansive vineyards of Boudry.
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.