44 Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike
44 Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike

Mountainbiking

Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike

Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike

Neuchâtel–Solothurn

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Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike

Chasseral–Weissenstein Bike

When long-distance views are good, the Chasseral-Weissenstein route is one of Switzerland’s most impressive. The tour travels along the southernmost chain of the Jura with views over the entire Mittelland as far as the snow-covered Alps.
About 3 km from the Neuchâtel train station the demanding ascent to Chaumont, the region’s very own mountain begins. A word of advice: those who wish to save energy for later can take the La Coudre - Chaumont funicular.

The route along the ridge, alternating between south and north side, leads to the border of the Canton Bern. The road then climbs up to Chasseral, the highest peak of the Bernese Jura. The panorama on top, across the Mittelland region and the entire Alpine mountain chain from Säntis to Mont Blanc, is incredible.. Then follows a racy descent to Vallon de St. Imier, before the route enters a gully leading up to Col de Pierre Pertuis. This wide, natural rock tunnel was already used by the Romans as a link from north to south.

From the Col de Pierre Pertuis, the Chasseral-Weissenstein-Bike tour climbs the ridge of the southernmost Jura chain, which it follows to above Solothurn. The panorama is breathtaking: far below, the glistening waters of Lac de Neuchâtel, Bielersee and Murtensee, on the horizon the snow-covered Alps, a shimmering backdrop to the densely populated metropolitan area of Bern. An ideal tour in autumn when thick fog covers the Mittelland and the views from the Jura heights look like something out of a fairytale.
When long-distance views are good, the Chasseral-Weissenstein route is one of Switzerland’s most impressive. The tour travels along the southernmost chain of the Jura with views over the entire Mittelland as far as the snow-covered Alps.
About 3 km from the Neuchâtel train station the demanding ascent to Chaumont, the region’s very own mountain begins. A word of advice: those who wish to save energy for later can take the La Coudre - Chaumont funicular.

The route along the ridge, alternating between south and north side, leads to the border of the Canton Bern. The road then climbs up to Chasseral, the highest peak of the Bernese Jura. The panorama on top, across the Mittelland region and the entire Alpine mountain chain from Säntis to Mont Blanc, is incredible.. Then follows a racy descent to Vallon de St. Imier, before the route enters a gully leading up to Col de Pierre Pertuis. This wide, natural rock tunnel was already used by the Romans as a link from north to south.

From the Col de Pierre Pertuis, the Chasseral-Weissenstein-Bike tour climbs the ridge of the southernmost Jura chain, which it follows to above Solothurn. The panorama is breathtaking: far below, the glistening waters of Lac de Neuchâtel, Bielersee and Murtensee, on the horizon the snow-covered Alps, a shimmering backdrop to the densely populated metropolitan area of Bern. An ideal tour in autumn when thick fog covers the Mittelland and the views from the Jura heights look like something out of a fairytale.
92 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 34 km
Natural surface: 58 km
of which Singletrail: 8 km
3000 m | 3000 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Neuchâtel
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Amended routing starting from Weissenstein
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Amended routing
The route is being extended from Weissenstein until Balsthal. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Solothurn
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Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Restaurant La Maison du Prussien
Hôtel Restaurant La Maison du Prussien
Neuchâtel
Petit Hôtel de Chaumont
Petit Hôtel de Chaumont
Chaumont
Bonne Auberge Les Bugnenets
Bonne Auberge Les Bugnenets
Le Pâquier NE
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Chasseral
Bison Ranch
Bison Ranch
Les Prés-d'Orvin
Hôtel-Restaurant du Cerf
Hôtel-Restaurant du Cerf
Sonceboz-Sombeval
Hôtel Restaurant de la Werdtberg
Hôtel Restaurant de la Werdtberg
Reconvilier
Berggasthof Untergrenchenberg
Berggasthof Untergrenchenberg
Grenchen
Bauernhof Schafmatthof
Bauernhof Schafmatthof
Gänsbrunnen
Hof Montpelon
Hof Montpelon
Gänsbrunnen
Gasthof Hinter Weissenstein
Gasthof Hinter Weissenstein
Weissenstein
Restaurant / Pension mittlerer Balmberg
Restaurant / Pension mittlerer Balmberg
Balmberg
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Tannenheim
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Tannenheim
Balmberg
Restaurant Vordere Schmiedenmatt
Restaurant Vordere Schmiedenmatt
Farnern
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Solothurn
B&B Maison Aimée
B&B Maison Aimée
Solothurn
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Solothurn
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Turm
Hotel Roter Turm
Solothurn
Hotel an der Aare
Hotel an der Aare
Solothurn
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Solothurn
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
Solothurn
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Solothurn
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Places

Neuenburg/Neuchâtel
Neuenburg/Neuchâtel
Chasseral
Chasseral
Sonceboz
Sonceboz
Tavannes
Tavannes
Weissenstein b. Solothurn
Weissenstein b. Solothurn
Welschenrohr
Welschenrohr
Solothurn
Solothurn
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Places of interest

The Latenium - park and archaeological museum
The Latenium - park and archaeological museum
The summet of the park Chasseral
The summet of the park Chasseral
The Anabaptists' Bridge
The Anabaptists' Bridge
Pierre Pertuis – building in times of
Pierre Pertuis – building in times of
Stigelos (Rüttenen–Weissenstein)
Stigelos (Rüttenen–Weissenstein)
Verenaschlucht canyon
Verenaschlucht canyon
Waldegg Castle
Waldegg Castle
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Clock Tower
Solothurn Clock Tower
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Swimming

Swimming pools Nid-du-Crô in Neuchâtel
Swimming pools Nid-du-Crô in Neuchâtel
L'Orval indoor swimming pool in Valbirse
L'Orval indoor swimming pool in Valbirse
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization