283 Murtensee-Weg
283 Murtensee-Weg

Hiking

Chemin du Lac de Morat

Chemin du Lac de Morat

Murten–Murten

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Chemin du Lac de Morat

Chemin du Lac de Morat

The small medieval town of Murten, with its lake shore directly before the town walls, offers an especially scenic route around the Murtensee lake. The appealing lakeside promenade, vineyards and the historic old town is a must for romanticists!
The circular route begins in Murten itself. The fairy-tale town centre with its historic school, the impressive Berntor gate and massive town walls temp you to linger in amazement. The circular route continues along the lakeside promenade, from where you can thoroughly enjoy the sight of the glistening waters and surrounding vineyards.

On an easy path, you step into a peaceful, intact region, which repeatedly captivates you with its natural beauty. After passing through a stretch of woodland, you reach the other side of the lake, where the route leads through the middle of extensive vineyards and constantly reveals picturesque stretches of land in the region.

The boat trip back to Murten makes a wonderful finale. On board you can take in enchanting views of the charming small town and the stunningly beautiful scenery. Back in Murten you can round off the excursion in a quiet locale or with a tour through the romantic old lanes.
The small medieval town of Murten, with its lake shore directly before the town walls, offers an especially scenic route around the Murtensee lake. The appealing lakeside promenade, vineyards and the historic old town is a must for romanticists!
The circular route begins in Murten itself. The fairy-tale town centre with its historic school, the impressive Berntor gate and massive town walls temp you to linger in amazement. The circular route continues along the lakeside promenade, from where you can thoroughly enjoy the sight of the glistening waters and surrounding vineyards.

On an easy path, you step into a peaceful, intact region, which repeatedly captivates you with its natural beauty. After passing through a stretch of woodland, you reach the other side of the lake, where the route leads through the middle of extensive vineyards and constantly reveals picturesque stretches of land in the region.

The boat trip back to Murten makes a wonderful finale. On board you can take in enchanting views of the charming small town and the stunningly beautiful scenery. Back in Murten you can round off the excursion in a quiet locale or with a tour through the romantic old lanes.
12 km | 1 Stage
120 m | 120 m
2 h 45 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Murten
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Murten railway station has parking spaces for wheelchair users plus three more at Rathausgasse. Two more parking spaces are located at the boat station and on Lausannestrasse above the swimming pool.

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WC Murten railway station
WC Murten railway station
A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at Murten railway station. WC info: door width 80cm, movement area (DxB) 125x250cm; seat height 40cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 135cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 73cm.
km0 - km0.8
km0 - km0.8
An uphill gradient of 12% over 40m must be overcome to reach the old town quarter of Murten. The areas in the old town are cobbled. After leaving the old town, there is a downhill gradient of 13% over 200m to the boat station.
Option for joining/leaving route
Round cruises on the lake as well as trips to Neuenburg can be made from the boat station. Not all boats are wheelchair accessible. You can enquire a maximum of three days in advance about when wheelchair-accessible boats are sailing.
Société de Navigation sur les lacs de Neuchâtel & Morat SA (LNM)
Port de Neuchâtel
2001 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 729 96 00
info@navig.ch
http://www.navig.ch/
WC Berntor gate
WC Berntor gate
There is a wheelchair-accessible Eurokey toilet just outside the Berntor gate. WC info: door width 81cm; movement area (DxB) 175x95cm; seat height 48cm; hand grips left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 140cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 72cm.
WC boat station / mini-golf
WC boat station / mini-golf
There is a minigolf course near the boat station with a Eurokey toilet behind the building. WC info: door width 89cm; movement area 169x83cm; seat height 48cm; hand grips left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Crêperie la Chaloupe
Crêperie la Chaloupe
Right next to the mini-golf course is the Crêperie la Chaloupe. This has a wheelchair-accessible terrace as well as the internal area. It does not have a wheelchair-accessible toilet but there is a Eurokey toilet at the mini-golf building.
Crêperie la Chaloupe
Ryf 63
3280 Murten
Tel. +41(0)26 670 40 00
info@lachaloupe.ch
http://www.lachaloupe.ch/
km0,8 - km3.2
km0,8 - km3.2
This section is at first asphalted, followed by a gravel path from km1.9 and then a forest path for the last 300m.
WC Ryf
WC Ryf
A public toilet is located at the car park near the beach and includes a Eurokey toilet with shower. WC info: door width 83cm; movement area 200x117cm; seat height 46cm; hand grips left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 67cm.
Restaurant Beach House
Restaurant Beach House
The Beach House belongs to the Hotel Bad am See and is only open in summer. It has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 89cm; movement area (DxB) 88x160cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 127cm; washbasin underside clearance 73cm.
Restaurant Beach House im Hotel Bad Muntelier am See
Hauptstrasse 5
3286 Muntelier b. Murten
Tel. +41 (0)26 670 88 10
info@hotel-bad-muntelier.ch
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Löwenberg camp site
Löwenberg camp site
A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at the Löwenberg camp site. WC info: door width 85cm; movement area (DxB) 140x70cm; seat height 53cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 135cm; washbasin underside clearance 65cm.
Camping Muntelier
Campingweg 1
3286 Muntelier
Tel. +41 (0)26 670 48 82
mz@camping-muntelier.ch
http://www.camping-muntelier.ch/
km6.0 - km7.3
km6.0 - km7.3
The path is surface with asphalt again from km6.0.
WC Sugiez boat station
WC Sugiez boat station
A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at Sugiez boat station. The boat station itself is however not wheelchair accessible (40% ramp). WC info: door width 92cm; movement area (DxB) 110x140cm; seat height 44cm; hand grips left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror none; washbasin underside clearance 65cm.
km7.3 - km11.0
km7.3 - km11.0
The path from km7.3 to km11.0 leads through the vineyards of Sugiez, Praz and Môtier. This path is concreted throughout and has constant ascents and descents over several hundred metres with gradients between 8% and 19%. Right at the start of this section is an uphill gradient of max. 19% over a length of about 100m followed by regularly alternating descents and ascents. The greatest descent is at km10.7 (18%) over a length of some 100m.
Option for joining/leaving route
Boats sail from Praz boat station on the Murtensee lake as well as to the Neuenburgersee lake. Not all boats are wheelchair accessible. You can enquire a maximum of three days in advance about when wheelchair-accessible boats are sailing.
Société de Navigation sur les lacs de Neuchâtel & Morat SA (LNM)
Port de Neuchâtel
2001 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 729 96 00
info@navig.ch
http://www.navig.ch/
WC Praz boat station
WC Praz boat station
At km9.4 a path (500m) leads down to Praz boat station, where a wheelchair-accessible toilet is found. WC info: door width 81cm; movement area (DxB) 120x110cm; seat height 43cm; hand grips left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 110cm: washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
km11 - km11.5
km11 - km11.5
From km11 there are no appreciable ascents or descents and the path is completely asphalted. At km11.3 a stretch of 50m must be negotiated along the road as the pavement is too narrow.
WC Môtier boat station
WC Môtier boat station
A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at Môtier boat station. WC info: door width 85cm; movement area (DxB) 110x140cm; seat height 43cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right, mirror height 130cm; washbasin underside clearance 75cm.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Murten
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
Boats sail from Môtier (Vully) to Murten LNM and also Neuchâtel LNM. The path from Murten boat station leads back to the railway station along the same route. A funicular operates between Neuchâtel, Université station and the railway station. The top compartment has level access. Not all boats are wheelchair accessible. You can enquire a maximum of three days in advance about when wheelchair-accessible boats are sailing.
Société de Navigation sur les lacs de Neuchâtel & Morat SA (LNM)
Port de Neuchâtel
2001 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 729 96 00
info@navig.ch
http://www.navig.ch/

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

perron13
perron13
Murten
Hotel Schiff am See
Hotel Schiff am See
Murten
Schloss Münchenwiler
Schloss Münchenwiler
Münchenwiler
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Muntelier
Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Lugnorre
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Praz (Vully)
Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Gare
Sugiez
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Sugiez
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Places

Murten
Murten
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Places of interest

Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Mount Vully
Mount Vully
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
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Swimming

Swimming bath Les Trois Lacs camp site Sugiez
Swimming bath Les Trois Lacs camp site Sugiez
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization