132 Piste du Mont Soleil
132 Piste du Mont Soleil

Cross-country skiing

Piste du Mont-Soleil

Piste du Mont-Soleil

Mont-Crosin–Mont-Soleil

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Piste du Mont-Soleil

Piste du Mont-Soleil

Starting from the Mont-Croisin pass, this route takes you through the wind turbines and solar panels to the top station of the Saint-Imier–Mont Soleil funicular railway which draws its power supply from solar energy generated on the spot.
Starting from Mont-Croisin, site of Switzerland's largest wind farm (a total of 16 wind turbines), this cross-country skiing route follows the ridge towards the top station of the Saint-Imier–Mont Soleil funicular railway via the Auberge Chez l’Assesseur where you can stop for a moment to sample delicious local specialities. The Restaurant Le Manoir opposite the top station of the funicular railway will also welcome you.

Keeping you company all along your route are the Chasseral massif to the south which rises above the Saint-Imier valley and, weather permitting, the Vosges mountains silhouetted against the sky behind the Franches-Montagnes plateau to the north.

During the walk you will also pass alongside the Mont-Soleil solar power plant which supplies the funicular railway which you will take to reach Saint-Imier at the end of the walk.
Starting from the Mont-Croisin pass, this route takes you through the wind turbines and solar panels to the top station of the Saint-Imier–Mont Soleil funicular railway which draws its power supply from solar energy generated on the spot.
Starting from Mont-Croisin, site of Switzerland's largest wind farm (a total of 16 wind turbines), this cross-country skiing route follows the ridge towards the top station of the Saint-Imier–Mont Soleil funicular railway via the Auberge Chez l’Assesseur where you can stop for a moment to sample delicious local specialities. The Restaurant Le Manoir opposite the top station of the funicular railway will also welcome you.

Keeping you company all along your route are the Chasseral massif to the south which rises above the Saint-Imier valley and, weather permitting, the Vosges mountains silhouetted against the sky behind the Franches-Montagnes plateau to the north.

During the walk you will also pass alongside the Mont-Soleil solar power plant which supplies the funicular railway which you will take to reach Saint-Imier at the end of the walk.
12 km | 1 Stage
260 m | 300 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Mont-Crosin, col
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Direction of the signposting
This route is only signposted in one direction: Col du Mont-Crosin–Chez l’Assesseur–Funiculaire Mont-Soleil.

General safety

Attention near wind turbines
Please keep at safe distance to the wind turbines to avoid accidents due to falling ice.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Mont-Soleil
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Contact

Espace nordique Erguël
Rue du Chalet 37
2720 Tramelan
Tel. +41 (0)79 407 71 42
sbichsel@bluewin.ch
www.cnbs.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Restaurant Chalet Mont-Crosin
Hôtel Restaurant Chalet Mont-Crosin
Mont-Crosin
BnB Clemens Ruben
BnB Clemens Ruben
Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Mont-Soleil
Amis de la Nature, Chalet de Mont-Soleil
Amis de la Nature, Chalet de Mont-Soleil
Mont-Soleil
Sous le Tilleul
Sous le Tilleul
St-Imier
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Places

Saint-Imier
Saint-Imier
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Places of interest

Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Chasseral Nature Park
Chasseral Nature Park
Espace Découverte Energie
Espace Découverte Energie
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization