Through the Areuse Gorge


Wherever the waters of the Jura tried to carve their way from the Jura folds into the Mittelland, deep gorges were carved out. The Areuse stream thunders through one of these gorges. This sometimes challenging trail affords plunging views into the natural spectacle. Even on hot summer days, a cool breeze blows.




Starting point:Noiraigue railway station
Destination:Boudry SBB
Getting to the starting point:Car or train from Neuchâtel to Noiraigue
Back from the destination:Car via Rochefort or railway via Auvernier back to Noiraigue; or to Neuchâtel
Physical fitness:Easy
Difference in elevation:Ascent 120 m, descent 355 m
Hiking time:3h 5m
Season:April to November
Note:   At "Champ du Moulin": restaurant and rail station for an early return to 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.

The route follows the railway line and the valley soon narrows dramatically. This awesome gorge experience, with the idyllic old stone bridge, is near the "Saut de Brot". As the trail passes Champ du Moulin, the gorge becomes a narrow valley.

The path then passes through another part of the gorge. Gigantic rocks tower above walkers; the route crosses small bridges and leads through pedestrian tunnels. The spectacle ends abruptly as one of the power stations is reached, and then a last bridge and a short climb bring hikers to Boudry SBB railway station.


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精心策劃的旅行將爲閣下帶來最大的快樂和享受。請在出發前聯絡當地資訊中心,查詢有關路線和天氣情況。 閣下選擇的路線可能因爲天氣或開放時間影響而導至部分關閉或完全不開放。