421 Chemin de Chasseral
421 Chemin de Chasseral

Hiking

Chemin de Chasseral

Chemin de Chasseral

Chasseral, Hôtel–Vacherie de Nods-Chasseral–Chasseral, Hôtel

Route report
86 photos

WL_421_DSC08871_F_M.jpg
Chemin de Chasseral

Chemin de Chasseral

This hike offers a magnificent 360° view of the entire Bernese Jura and much further afield. Around the Chasseral with its huge antenna and in the heart of the regional nature park of the same name, farmhouses, wooded pastures and local specialities wait to be discovered.
The hike starts at the hotel Chasseral and descends to the Combe Grède nature reserve on the north side of the Chasseral massif. The gorge divides the mountain ridge above Saint-Imier lengthwise into two parts. Chamois and marmots live in the rugged rock faces. Pilgrim falcons can also be observed from time to time - it's worth keeping your eyes open. From Les Pré aux Auges, the lowest point of the loop tour, a short ascent leads to Les Limes. There’s a splendid view over the gorge on this next section.

With the valley of Saint-Imier before you, the hike continues on an even path through some of the typical wooded pastures. Areas planted with trees and meadows alternate like a mosaic. The first of the numerous métairies, the typical inns of the Bernese Jura, are already in sight. Each has its own speciality, for example homemade ice cream, rösti, or cheese. During the season of the "Bouchoyade", there are traditional dishes with freshly butchered meat on offer. In the summer months, some farms produce the Chasseral DOP Gruyère d'alpage cheese.

The ascent to the summit continues on a gentle slope, first on the Petit Chasseral flank. At the Vacherie de Nods, the path then climbs up to the ridge of the Chasseral. Its landmark, the 155-metre-high transmitter tower, can be seen from far away. At the top, the panorama opens up over the entire Swiss plateau and the Alps, towards the Vosges and the Black Forest. The flora of the Chasseral is quite diverse as various plants from the plains also grow in the pastures in the summit region, and alpine plants can be found as well. The hotel Chasseral is situated close by. The destination is reached via the summit at an elevation of 1606 metres.
This hike offers a magnificent 360° view of the entire Bernese Jura and much further afield. Around the Chasseral with its huge antenna and in the heart of the regional nature park of the same name, farmhouses, wooded pastures and local specialities wait to be discovered.
The hike starts at the hotel Chasseral and descends to the Combe Grède nature reserve on the north side of the Chasseral massif. The gorge divides the mountain ridge above Saint-Imier lengthwise into two parts. Chamois and marmots live in the rugged rock faces. Pilgrim falcons can also be observed from time to time - it's worth keeping your eyes open. From Les Pré aux Auges, the lowest point of the loop tour, a short ascent leads to Les Limes. There’s a splendid view over the gorge on this next section.

With the valley of Saint-Imier before you, the hike continues on an even path through some of the typical wooded pastures. Areas planted with trees and meadows alternate like a mosaic. The first of the numerous métairies, the typical inns of the Bernese Jura, are already in sight. Each has its own speciality, for example homemade ice cream, rösti, or cheese. During the season of the "Bouchoyade", there are traditional dishes with freshly butchered meat on offer. In the summer months, some farms produce the Chasseral DOP Gruyère d'alpage cheese.

The ascent to the summit continues on a gentle slope, first on the Petit Chasseral flank. At the Vacherie de Nods, the path then climbs up to the ridge of the Chasseral. Its landmark, the 155-metre-high transmitter tower, can be seen from far away. At the top, the panorama opens up over the entire Swiss plateau and the Alps, towards the Vosges and the Black Forest. The flora of the Chasseral is quite diverse as various plants from the plains also grow in the pastures in the summit region, and alpine plants can be found as well. The hotel Chasseral is situated close by. The destination is reached via the summit at an elevation of 1606 metres.
13 km | 1 Stage
540 m | 540 m
3 h 50 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Chasseral, Hôtel
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Arrival / return travel Chasseral, Hôtel
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

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

Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Chasseral
Show all

Places

Chasseral
Chasseral
Show all

Places of interest

The summet of the park Chasseral
The summet of the park Chasseral
Show all

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.
Signalization