243 Parcours du Mont d'Amin
243 Parcours du Mont d'Amin

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours du Mont-d'Amin

Parcours du Mont-d'Amin

La Vue des Alpes–La Vue des Alpes

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Parcours du Mont-d'Amin

Parcours du Mont-d'Amin

Much appreciated given its starting point close to the postbus stop, the route is very varied and explores typical Jura landscapes. When the weather is clear, as the name suggests, you will have a glorious view over the Alps.
The Col de la Vue des Alpes and its Tourism Office are the starting point for many winter activities. You can find information and the equipment you need for your hike there. The starting point for the Mont d’Amin route is less than one hundred metres from the Tourism Office.

Once you have coped with the first small climb - not forgetting to marvel at the magnificent view of the Alps to the South - you will be on the Mont d’Amin ridge. The Eiger is almost within touching distance and Mont Blanc just a little further on. When you reach the top, you will see some small huts used to shelter livestock during the summer pasturing season. The overhanging roofs make good sheltered picnic spots.

After a slight descent along a path, you will reach the Col de la Chaux d’Amin. From there, you can see Chasseral from an unusual angle. On the second section of the route, to the North, spot the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Franches Montagnes. If you have good eyesight, you might even glimpse the Ballons d’Alsace. Following an enjoyable descent, you will finally re-join the valley bottom and the cross-country skiing trail. To return to your starting point, simply follow the markers in place.
Much appreciated given its starting point close to the postbus stop, the route is very varied and explores typical Jura landscapes. When the weather is clear, as the name suggests, you will have a glorious view over the Alps.
The Col de la Vue des Alpes and its Tourism Office are the starting point for many winter activities. You can find information and the equipment you need for your hike there. The starting point for the Mont d’Amin route is less than one hundred metres from the Tourism Office.

Once you have coped with the first small climb - not forgetting to marvel at the magnificent view of the Alps to the South - you will be on the Mont d’Amin ridge. The Eiger is almost within touching distance and Mont Blanc just a little further on. When you reach the top, you will see some small huts used to shelter livestock during the summer pasturing season. The overhanging roofs make good sheltered picnic spots.

After a slight descent along a path, you will reach the Col de la Chaux d’Amin. From there, you can see Chasseral from an unusual angle. On the second section of the route, to the North, spot the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Franches Montagnes. If you have good eyesight, you might even glimpse the Ballons d’Alsace. Following an enjoyable descent, you will finally re-join the valley bottom and the cross-country skiing trail. To return to your starting point, simply follow the markers in place.
7 km | 1 Stage
220 m | 220 m
2 h 50 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Vue-des-Alpes
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-March.
Snow report
For the latest information on the snow situation see category «Raquettes»:
www.neuchatel-snow.ch

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site at the Office du Tourisme La Vue des Alpes.
www.neuchateltourisme.ch
Snow shoe trekking in Swiss parks
This trail is located in the Parc régional Chasseral.
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Contact

Tourisme neuchâtelois
Bureau d'accueil touristique
2052 La Vue des Alpes
Tel. T. +41 (0)32 889 68 86
info.vda@ne.ch
www.neuchatel-snow.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Restaurant de la Vue-des-Alpes
Hôtel Restaurant de la Vue-des-Alpes
La Vue-des-Alpes
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Places

Vue des Alpes
Vue des Alpes
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Places of interest

Chasseral Nature Park
Chasseral Nature Park
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization