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Intro

The first part of this stage is hard going, but worth the effort, as it takes you to the highlight of the tour: the imposing Creux du Van rock arena – Switzerland’s version of the Grand Canyon. Via rolling pastureland, the home of music boxes and music automatons awaits.

Description

This is one of the most important stages of the Jura Crest Trail. It is well worth getting up early in the morning and conquering the demanding climb up the Creux du Van in the first hours of daylight. It is cooler and more enjoyable for hiking, plus the atmosphere on the Creux du Van in the morning fog and sunshine is simply priceless. The landscape around the Swiss version of the Grand Canyon is both unique and fascinating. The Creux du Van is about 1,200 m wide and 500 m deep. The height of the vertical rock face is approximately 160 m, running to an overall length of about 4 km. A popular destination in the Jura.

Food/drink and accommodation along the route

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Noiraigue
Destination
Les Rochats
Direction
One way
Ascent
820 m
Descent
380 m
Distance
13 km
Duration
4 h 10 min
Duration back
3 h 45 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
March - October
Theme
With panoramic view, Food along the road
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Map

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Contact

Tourisme Neuchâtelois - Val-de-Travers
Place de la Gare
Kiosque Goût & Région
2103 Noiraigue
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)32 889 68 96
Fax +41 (0)32 889 62 90
info.vdt@ne.ch
neuchateltourisme.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 10/16

Distance

13 km

Duration

4 h 10 min

Ascent

820 m

Travel information: Noiraigue

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