304 Chemin de l'Areuse
304 Chemin de l'Areuse

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Chemin de l'Areuse

Chemin de l'Areuse

Travers–Travers

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Chemin de l'Areuse

Chemin de l'Areuse

The Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, holds many natural experiences. One leads from the charming village of Travers to Couvet in Canton Neuenburg. A stretch that promises unspoilt nature and tranquillity in the Val de Travers, which is famous for it's absinthe.
The route starts in the village of Travers and leads into a peaceful natural world. You follow a wide path alongside the River Areuse, the main river in Canton Neuenburg. The route runs through the beautiful Juralängstal valley with views of lush green fields, untamed vegetation along the river bank and seemingly infinite distances. Only occasionally do you come across farmsteads built in traditional style.

The mainly level path is lined with lush vegetation and gnarled trees. The region is marked by it's appealingly rugged nature. The route takes you through idyllic scenery, accompanied by the murmuring of the river and the rustling of leaves. You also pass the now disused Travers asphalt mines sited a little off the route.

The peaceful and out-of-the-way route leads to the rural village of Couvet. If you fancy a rest it's worth stopping at the Centre Sportif Val de Travers, which has surprisingly light and modern architecture and is directly on your route. Suitably refreshed, you begin the return journey to Travers.
The Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, holds many natural experiences. One leads from the charming village of Travers to Couvet in Canton Neuenburg. A stretch that promises unspoilt nature and tranquillity in the Val de Travers, which is famous for it's absinthe.
The route starts in the village of Travers and leads into a peaceful natural world. You follow a wide path alongside the River Areuse, the main river in Canton Neuenburg. The route runs through the beautiful Juralängstal valley with views of lush green fields, untamed vegetation along the river bank and seemingly infinite distances. Only occasionally do you come across farmsteads built in traditional style.

The mainly level path is lined with lush vegetation and gnarled trees. The region is marked by it's appealingly rugged nature. The route takes you through idyllic scenery, accompanied by the murmuring of the river and the rustling of leaves. You also pass the now disused Travers asphalt mines sited a little off the route.

The peaceful and out-of-the-way route leads to the rural village of Couvet. If you fancy a rest it's worth stopping at the Centre Sportif Val de Travers, which has surprisingly light and modern architecture and is directly on your route. Suitably refreshed, you begin the return journey to Travers.
9 km | 1 Stage
50 m | 50 m
2 h 15 min
easy (for wheelchair users) | medium (for wheelchair users)

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Information for wheelchair users
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 Travers
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
Travers is reached from the support railway stations at Fleurier or Neuenburg by regional train (mostly low-floor but with exceptions). Independent boarding and alighting is possible in Travers.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Travers has a public parking space for wheelchair users at the fire station (Feuerwehr) support point at Rue Miéville 15. Couvet has no marked parking spaces for wheelchair users but you can park in the blue zone.

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Wheelchair-accessible public WC at Travers fire station
Wheelchair-accessible public WC at Travers fire station
Travers has a wheelchair-accessible public toilet at the car park in front of the fire station support point. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB): 210x130cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left none, right moveable; access right; mirror height 105cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Feuerwehrstützpunkt
Rue Miéville 15
2105 Travers
km0 - km4,7
km0 - km4,7
The entire route is surfaced and mainly level. At km0.4 in Travers is a 50m section with a 7% downhill gradient. At the bridge over the Areuse at km2.7 you meet a 15m uphill and a 15m downhill section, both with a 6% gradient. After the bridge is a 20m downhill section with an 8% gradient. The tracks have to be crossed in Travers railway station (each rail of the track has a 6cm-wide gap) and there are more tracks to cross at km2.2 and km4.5 after the bridge in Couvet.
Centre Sportif Val-de-Travers
Centre Sportif Val-de-Travers
At km3.6 in Couvet, the route leads directly past the Centre Sportif Val De Travers. This has 12 wheelchair-accessible rooms and a restaurant with a wheelchair-accessible toilet. The toilet is on the 1st floor and reached by a lift: door width 100cm, movement area (DxB) 200x100cm. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 140x76cm; seat height 39cm; hand grips, left none, right moveable; access right; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror) washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Centre Sportif
Clos-Pury 15
2108 Couvet
Tel. +41 (0)32 889 69 19
www.centresportif-vdt.ch
km4.7 - km9.4
km4.7 - km9.4
From Couvet railway station you return to Travers by the same route. It is not possible to board and alight from the train in Couvet as the platforms have not yet been adapted for persons in wheelchairs.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Travers
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
From Travers railway station you take the regional train (mostly low-floor but with exceptions) to the support railway stations at Fleurier or Neuenburg. The platform in Travers has been adapted and thus independent boarding and alighting from the low-floor train is possible.

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

La Coué
La Coué
Travers
espaceVAL
espaceVAL
Couvet
B&B Villa Moncalme
B&B Villa Moncalme
Travers
Hôtel de l'Aigle
Hôtel de l'Aigle
Couvet
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Places

Couvet
Couvet
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Swimming

Outdoor pool Piscine des Combes in Boveresse
Outdoor pool Piscine des Combes in Boveresse
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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