843 Erguël Bike
843 Erguël Bike

Mountainbiking

Erguël Bike

Erguël Bike

Saint-Imier–Saint-Imier

Route report
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Erguël Bike

Erguël Bike

This route leads through the upper part of the valley of Saint-Imier in direction of La Chaux-de-Fonds, along the ruins of the castle of Erguël, granting a superb view of the Chasseral on the way back.
After the start in Saint-Imier the path first leads to the famous watch manufacturing company Longines, which recently celebrated its 180th anniversary, and further along the Montagne de l'Envers in the direction of Sonvilier and Renan. The history of this valley is displayed, among others, in the ruins of the castle of Erguël. The route keeps changing between forest and outskirts.

After passing the village of Renan on the way back to Saint-Imier, one can enjoy a beautiful view of the Chasseral with its famous antenna as well as of the eastern part of the valley. After returning it is possible to visit the Tête de Moine cheese dairy, the Espace Noir (cultural exhibits having to do with anarchism), the Espace Découverte Energie, the museum of Saint-Imier and/or the Longines museum.
This route leads through the upper part of the valley of Saint-Imier in direction of La Chaux-de-Fonds, along the ruins of the castle of Erguël, granting a superb view of the Chasseral on the way back.
After the start in Saint-Imier the path first leads to the famous watch manufacturing company Longines, which recently celebrated its 180th anniversary, and further along the Montagne de l'Envers in the direction of Sonvilier and Renan. The history of this valley is displayed, among others, in the ruins of the castle of Erguël. The route keeps changing between forest and outskirts.

After passing the village of Renan on the way back to Saint-Imier, one can enjoy a beautiful view of the Chasseral with its famous antenna as well as of the eastern part of the valley. After returning it is possible to visit the Tête de Moine cheese dairy, the Espace Noir (cultural exhibits having to do with anarchism), the Espace Découverte Energie, the museum of Saint-Imier and/or the Longines museum.
18 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 5 km
Natural surface: 13 km
of which Singletrail: 0 km
540 m | 540 m
easy | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St-Imier
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Saint-Imier–Château d'Erguël–Renan–Saint-Imier

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Hint
Because of possible lumbering activities, it is recommended to ride carefully and stay on the marked trails.
Hint
Watch out: Plunging segment of the cantonal road at km 3.5.

Contact

Commune de Saint-Imier
Rue Agassiz 4
2610 Saint-Imier
Tel. +41 (0)32 942 44 24
info@saint-imier.ch
www.saint-imier.ch

Services

Accommodation

Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Chasseral
Bonne Auberge Les Bugnenets
Bonne Auberge Les Bugnenets
Le Pâquier NE
Centre de vacances / Camping
Centre de vacances / Camping
La Cibourg
Little Ranch
Little Ranch
La Ferrière
Le Bâtiment
Le Bâtiment
Renan BE
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
La Ferrière
BnB Clemens Ruben
BnB Clemens Ruben
Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Mont-Soleil
Sous le Tilleul
Sous le Tilleul
St-Imier
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Places

Chasseral
Chasseral
Saint-Imier
Saint-Imier
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Places of interest

Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Espace Découverte Energie
Espace Découverte Energie
Chasseral Nature Park
Chasseral Nature Park
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
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Swimming

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