Chemin du Mont-Sujet
Chemin du Mont-Sujet

Hiking

Chemin du Mont-Sujet

Prés-d'Orvin–Twann

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Chemin du Mont-Sujet

From the mountain to the lake... from Les Prés-d'Orvin (1,007 m/3,300 ft) to Lake Biel (433 m/1,420 ft) passing by Mont-Sujet, the Sculpture Path and the Gorges of Twann/Douanne.
A varied hike with very attractive scenery.
The trip starts at Les Prés-d’Orvin before reaching Mont-Sujet. It is possible to make a small detour to reach its summit at 1,382 m (4,534 ft). From the peaceful heights of Mont-Sujet, the circular view is comparable to that offered by the Chasseral, with the chain of the Jura, Central Plateau, Prealps and Alps on the horizon. To enhance the descent, simply follow the Sculpture Path. Sculpted from tree stumps, the subjects depict druids, goddesses, animals and flowers (produced by pupils of the Wood Carving School in Brienz).

After passing through Lamboing, to reach Lake Biel you must cross the Twann/Douanne stream close to Les Moulins and then follow the Gorges of Twann/Douanne. Cut into the rock in some places, the path passes beneath imposing cliffs. The wild stream flows through pools dug by the swirling water. At the end of the gorges there is a wonderful view of the charming winegrowing village of Twann/Douanne, Lake Biel and the chain of the Alps.
From the mountain to the lake... from Les Prés-d'Orvin (1,007 m/3,300 ft) to Lake Biel (433 m/1,420 ft) passing by Mont-Sujet, the Sculpture Path and the Gorges of Twann/Douanne.
A varied hike with very attractive scenery.
The trip starts at Les Prés-d’Orvin before reaching Mont-Sujet. It is possible to make a small detour to reach its summit at 1,382 m (4,534 ft). From the peaceful heights of Mont-Sujet, the circular view is comparable to that offered by the Chasseral, with the chain of the Jura, Central Plateau, Prealps and Alps on the horizon. To enhance the descent, simply follow the Sculpture Path. Sculpted from tree stumps, the subjects depict druids, goddesses, animals and flowers (produced by pupils of the Wood Carving School in Brienz).

After passing through Lamboing, to reach Lake Biel you must cross the Twann/Douanne stream close to Les Moulins and then follow the Gorges of Twann/Douanne. Cut into the rock in some places, the path passes beneath imposing cliffs. The wild stream flows through pools dug by the swirling water. At the end of the gorges there is a wonderful view of the charming winegrowing village of Twann/Douanne, Lake Biel and the chain of the Alps.
12 km | 1 Stage
320 m | 900 m
3 h 25 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Les Prés-d'Orvin, Bellevue
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Signalization

Signalization
Starting from the “Bellevue” bus stop in Les Prés-d’Orvin, follow the sign for Mont-Sujet; on arrival at point 1290, follow the sign for “Sentier des sculptures” and Lamboing. Once there, follow the sign towards Twannbachschlucht (Gorges of Twann/Douanne) and Twann (Douanne).

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Hint
Safety work is done each year to secure the footpath through the gorges. This is partly funded by an entrance fee.
Surface/foundation
Take care in the Gorges of Twann/Douanne as the ground may be slippery.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Twann
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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

Services

Accommodation

Bed and breakfast Hermann
Bed and breakfast Hermann
Lamboing
B&B Hirt, Weinbau
B&B Hirt, Weinbau
Ligerz
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Places of interest

Chasseral Nature Park
Chasseral Nature Park
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
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