761 L'Areuse Bike
761 L'Areuse Bike

Mountainbiking

L'Areuse Bike

L'Areuse Bike

Fleurier–Fleurier

Route report
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L'Areuse Bike

L'Areuse Bike

This beautiful route is a wonderful way of discovering the many cultural and natural facets of Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe.
There are several options to start out this route. We were suggested to start at the asphalt mines in Travers, a maze of galleries worked out by minors in the old days to extract asphalt. Exploitation stopped in 1986 but guided tours take the visitors through a journey to the center of the earth.

From there, we took the cycle track along the banks of the Areuse, a river which crosses the Val-de-Travers and flows into the Lake of Neuchâtel. Then the route climbs up to Môtiers Castle, a 14th century edifice offering a splendid view of the charming eponymous village and the valley. In the heart of the village an old priory shelters the Mauler cellars that elaborate delicious sparkling wine. Then we returned to Couvet and Travers, two villages among others in the valley that produce absinthe. Tasting sessions can be organized in many distilleries, all unique in style.
This beautiful route is a wonderful way of discovering the many cultural and natural facets of Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe.
There are several options to start out this route. We were suggested to start at the asphalt mines in Travers, a maze of galleries worked out by minors in the old days to extract asphalt. Exploitation stopped in 1986 but guided tours take the visitors through a journey to the center of the earth.

From there, we took the cycle track along the banks of the Areuse, a river which crosses the Val-de-Travers and flows into the Lake of Neuchâtel. Then the route climbs up to Môtiers Castle, a 14th century edifice offering a splendid view of the charming eponymous village and the valley. In the heart of the village an old priory shelters the Mauler cellars that elaborate delicious sparkling wine. Then we returned to Couvet and Travers, two villages among others in the valley that produce absinthe. Tasting sessions can be organized in many distilleries, all unique in style.
23 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 13 km
Natural surface: 10 km
of which Singletrail: 3 km
460 m | 460 m
medium | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Fleurier
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Fleurier, Couvet, Travers, Fleurier.

Contact

Tourisme Neuchâtelois
Hôtel des Postes
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 889 68 90
info@ne.ch
www.neuchateltourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

Le Quartier du Pasquier
Le Quartier du Pasquier
Fleurier
Auberge des Fées
Auberge des Fées
Buttes
La Coué
La Coué
Travers
Le Mont de Travers
Le Mont de Travers
Travers
B&B Villa Moncalme
B&B Villa Moncalme
Travers
La ferme du grand Roumaillard
La ferme du grand Roumaillard
Travers
espaceVAL
espaceVAL
Couvet
Hôtel de l'Aigle
Hôtel de l'Aigle
Couvet
Chalet de vacances Carnotzet
Chalet de vacances Carnotzet
Boveresse
L’Annexe
L’Annexe
Môtiers NE
Chambres d'hôtes T22
Chambres d'hôtes T22
Fleurier
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Places

Fleurier
Fleurier
Couvet
Couvet
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Places of interest

Pumptrack de la Robella
Pumptrack de la Robella
Asphalt mines
Asphalt mines
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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
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