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38 ViaBerna
38 ViaBerna
38 ViaBerna
38 ViaBerna
38 ViaBerna
38 ViaBerna
38 ViaBerna

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Stage 5, Magglingen–Frinvillier–Taubenlochschlucht–Biel/Bienne

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From the Jura heights with its many views between Magglingen and Evilard, the path descends into the wild Taubenloch Gorge. Bridges and tunnels enable you to go right into the residential area of Bözingen. Along the Suze and through Biel, this stage ends at the train station via the shore of the lake.
Time and again, the hike over the mountain range from Magglingen to Evilard offers wonderful views of lake Biel, the Mittelland and the alps. After Evilard, the easy footpath turns into a steep and stony trail descending through the forest towards the Taubenloch gorge. The idyllic restaurant "Des Gorges" is located near the start of the gorge trail. Now you first follow an elevated channel where the Schüss ripples along quietly. Then, as the gorge becomes narrower, the river gets wilder. The water is used several times by small power plants all the way down to the outlet at Bözingen.

At the beginning, the hiking trail through the gorge is still fairly wide. Information boards provide details about nature and water use. Picnic areas with fireplaces invite you to linger. Gradually, the gorge narrows, and it is only thanks to the artfully laid out, well-maintained path that one can think of moving on. The path continues through tunnels and over footbridges. Deep down, the thundering Schüss, which has cut deep into the Jura limestone, is visible from time to time. Higher up, the imposing bridges of the national and cantonal roads and the railway track loom overhead. Even in midsummer, only a few rays of sunlight reach all the way down into the gorge.

Later, you suddenly enter into urban Bözingen through a gateway to civilisation. A hiking and cycling path first leads along the Schüss through a partially redesigned riverside and recreational landscape in the direction of Biel. Passing the striking building of the Swatch headquarters and continuing along the Schüss through the town, you reach the spacious lakeside facilities on lake Biel. The train station is close by.
From the Jura heights with its many views between Magglingen and Evilard, the path descends into the wild Taubenloch Gorge. Bridges and tunnels enable you to go right into the residential area of Bözingen. Along the Suze and through Biel, this stage ends at the train station via the shore of the lake.
Time and again, the hike over the mountain range from Magglingen to Evilard offers wonderful views of lake Biel, the Mittelland and the alps. After Evilard, the easy footpath turns into a steep and stony trail descending through the forest towards the Taubenloch gorge. The idyllic restaurant "Des Gorges" is located near the start of the gorge trail. Now you first follow an elevated channel where the Schüss ripples along quietly. Then, as the gorge becomes narrower, the river gets wilder. The water is used several times by small power plants all the way down to the outlet at Bözingen.

At the beginning, the hiking trail through the gorge is still fairly wide. Information boards provide details about nature and water use. Picnic areas with fireplaces invite you to linger. Gradually, the gorge narrows, and it is only thanks to the artfully laid out, well-maintained path that one can think of moving on. The path continues through tunnels and over footbridges. Deep down, the thundering Schüss, which has cut deep into the Jura limestone, is visible from time to time. Higher up, the imposing bridges of the national and cantonal roads and the railway track loom overhead. Even in midsummer, only a few rays of sunlight reach all the way down into the gorge.

Later, you suddenly enter into urban Bözingen through a gateway to civilisation. A hiking and cycling path first leads along the Schüss through a partially redesigned riverside and recreational landscape in the direction of Biel. Passing the striking building of the Swatch headquarters and continuing along the Schüss through the town, you reach the spacious lakeside facilities on lake Biel. The train station is close by.
13 km
100 m | 540 m
3 h 15 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Magglingen/Macolin
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Arrival / return travel Biel/Bienne
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton.
Berner Wanderwege
Nordring 8
1303 Bern
info@bernerwanderwege.ch
www.bernerwanderwege.ch

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Accommodation

Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
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Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
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Lago Lodge
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City Hotel Biel Bienne
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Frinvillier
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Pumptrack Magglingen
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BielTrail
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Pumptrack Wildermeth
Biel's Historic Centre
Biel's Historic Centre
NMB New Museum Biel
NMB New Museum Biel
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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