Chemin de la Combe Grède
Chemin de la Combe Grède

Hiking

Chemin de la Combe Grède

Saint-Imier–Nods

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Chemin de la Combe Grède

Emotions are guaranteed on this exceptional walk. Passing through the Combe Grède, a wild and rebellious cleft, the exceptional view from the ridge of the Chasseral mountain and the gentle descent to Nods, nestling at the foot of the Chasseral, will delight the hiker in you.
This hike starts from St-Imier, a town of watchmaking, know-how and energy. After passing by the imposing buildings of the watchmaking brand that is the pride of the town, we rise on a gentle slope towards the Combe Grède which, at first sight, seems insurmountable to us. But the path, well maintained and equipped with ladders at the steepest points, will help you achieve this climb that is athletic to say the least. This nature reserve has retained its calm, its beauty, its diversity and its wild nature. A glimpse of a chamois or a marmot will remind you that wildlife reigns supreme here.

After a few hundred yards and a little detour via the Métairie de Morat (Murten smallholding) to quench your thirst, the ridge of the Chasseral is the centre of attention. Just one final effort and you will be rewarded with a view over the plateau of Diesse, the Swiss plateau, the lakes and the majestic chain of the Alps. The sight is so intense, you will almost forget that your adventure is not over yet. The descent to Nods on a pleasant path through pastures, groves and forests will be a brilliant end to your day. From Nods, you can reach Biel/Bienne by public transport.
Emotions are guaranteed on this exceptional walk. Passing through the Combe Grède, a wild and rebellious cleft, the exceptional view from the ridge of the Chasseral mountain and the gentle descent to Nods, nestling at the foot of the Chasseral, will delight the hiker in you.
This hike starts from St-Imier, a town of watchmaking, know-how and energy. After passing by the imposing buildings of the watchmaking brand that is the pride of the town, we rise on a gentle slope towards the Combe Grède which, at first sight, seems insurmountable to us. But the path, well maintained and equipped with ladders at the steepest points, will help you achieve this climb that is athletic to say the least. This nature reserve has retained its calm, its beauty, its diversity and its wild nature. A glimpse of a chamois or a marmot will remind you that wildlife reigns supreme here.

After a few hundred yards and a little detour via the Métairie de Morat (Murten smallholding) to quench your thirst, the ridge of the Chasseral is the centre of attention. Just one final effort and you will be rewarded with a view over the plateau of Diesse, the Swiss plateau, the lakes and the majestic chain of the Alps. The sight is so intense, you will almost forget that your adventure is not over yet. The descent to Nods on a pleasant path through pastures, groves and forests will be a brilliant end to your day. From Nods, you can reach Biel/Bienne by public transport.
14 km | 1 Stage
900 m | 820 m
4 h 45 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St-Imier
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Signalization

Signalization
Starting from St-Imier station, follow the signs towards Combe Grède and Chasseral; arriving at the place named “Pré aux Auges 1277 m”, at the upstream exit of the Combe Grède, follow the sign towards Métairie de Morat – Courtelary; in front of the smallholding, continue towards Chasseral Hôtel, then, on arrival there, follow the sign towards Nods – La Neuveville.

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Precipitous area of risk
Caution: the Combe Grède trail is a mountain hiking area. The difficult sections are equipped with ladders.
Combe Grède (Villeret-Chasseral)
Duration
25.03.2021 - 14.05.2021
Reason
Path impassable
The Combe Grède is not accessible from 1 November to 14 May! Safety facilities (handrails, railings, etc.) are not available. It is partly impossible to walk through the gorge!
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Nods, école
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Contact

Jura bernois Tourisme
Avenue de la Gare 9
2740 Moutier
Tel. +41 (0)32 494 53 43
info@jurabernois.ch
www.jurabernois.ch

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Accommodation

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
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Chasseral
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Places

Saint-Imier
Saint-Imier
Chasseral
Chasseral
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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
The summet of the park Chasseral
The summet of the park Chasseral
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Swimming

Erguël outdoor swimming pool in Saint Imier
Erguël outdoor swimming pool in Saint Imier
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