Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view from the mountain chain with the Tête de Ran and Mont Racine peaks. From the Rocher des Tablettes, you can take in the breathtaking view down to Lake Neuchâtel before you begin the steep descent to Noiraigue.


As today’s stage begins at 1,200 m above sea level, you won't have to climb much at first in this section of the panorama trail. Mont Racine is the first peak of the day, and lies at 1,400 m above sea level. Shortly after comes the Tête de Ran.

You should definitely take a look behind you, as the Chasseral is visible far in the distance. It is fascinating to see how much can be conquered in just a few days. All that remains before you reach the next refreshment point is a short descent. All summer long, the Métairie de la Grande Sagneule serves delicacies to hikers. The restaurant, with a cosy mountain guesthouse, is under the trees right next to grazing horses. If you wish to go a little further before taking a break, the next spot is not too far away. There is a restaurant at the Col de la Tourne as well as a connection to the postal bus.

This is followed by a pleasant trail through the forest, via the Rocher des Tablettes rock formation, before embarking on the steep descent to Noiraigue, the end of this section.

Food/drink along the route

Accommodation at the end of the stage

--> Note: There is no accommodation currently available in Noiraigue, but it is easy to get to nearby Couvet by public transport. At the start of the next stage, hikers can stay in La Ferme de Robert (an hour's walk away from Noiraigue).

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
Vue des Alpes
One way
860 m
1400 m
22 km
6 h 45 min
Duration back
7 h 20 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
April - October
With panoramic view, To a mountain peak, Over a pass
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Tourisme neuchâtelois - Vue-des-Alpes
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Fax +41 (0)32 889 68 87

Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 9/16


22 km


6 h 45 min


860 m

Travel information: Vue-des-Alpes / Tête-de-Ran

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