284 Chemin des grèves du Lac de Neuchâtel
284 Chemin des grèves du Lac de Neuchâtel

Hiking

Chemin des grèves du Lac de Neuchâtel

Chemin des grèves du Lac de Neuchâtel

Yvonand–Estavayer-le-Lac

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Chemin des grèves du Lac de Neuchâtel

Chemin des grèves du Lac de Neuchâtel

An excursion into the La Grande Cariçaie nature reserve offers a particularly special experience. One of the routes starts in Yvonand and leads along the southeast shore of Lac de Neuchâtel as far as Estavayer-le-Lac. A divine route through marshlands and lakeside woodlands.
The route runs mostly through wooded lakeside marshland, which is home to a wealth of fascinating fauna and flora. You pass lush vegetation made up of lakeside woodland, moorland and wetland. The region is well-known as a spawning ground for amphibians as well as a reserve for waterfowl and a migratory birds.

Along the way you'll enjoy a primeval, peaceful area that never fails to impress with its unspoilt natural beauty. The scenery then changes to an open, lush-green swathe of land with views over a picturesque region. You pass fields of tall flowers, meadows in bloom and inspiring moorland areas. There is also a vantage point where you can take a break.

In Cheyres you return to civilization for a short time and at the harbour you catch sight of the imposing Lac de Neuchâtel. The route continues through captivating natural surroundings to Estavayer-le-Lac. A pretty little town with an attractive, historic town wall. But the spaciously arranged harbour and well-cared-for boat station are also well worth stopping for.
An excursion into the La Grande Cariçaie nature reserve offers a particularly special experience. One of the routes starts in Yvonand and leads along the southeast shore of Lac de Neuchâtel as far as Estavayer-le-Lac. A divine route through marshlands and lakeside woodlands.
The route runs mostly through wooded lakeside marshland, which is home to a wealth of fascinating fauna and flora. You pass lush vegetation made up of lakeside woodland, moorland and wetland. The region is well-known as a spawning ground for amphibians as well as a reserve for waterfowl and a migratory birds.

Along the way you'll enjoy a primeval, peaceful area that never fails to impress with its unspoilt natural beauty. The scenery then changes to an open, lush-green swathe of land with views over a picturesque region. You pass fields of tall flowers, meadows in bloom and inspiring moorland areas. There is also a vantage point where you can take a break.

In Cheyres you return to civilization for a short time and at the harbour you catch sight of the imposing Lac de Neuchâtel. The route continues through captivating natural surroundings to Estavayer-le-Lac. A pretty little town with an attractive, historic town wall. But the spaciously arranged harbour and well-cared-for boat station are also well worth stopping for.
11 km | 1 Stage
30 m | 30 m
2 h 35 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Yvonand, Hôtel de Ville
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
The journey to Yvonand, gare is made by bus from Yverdon-les-Bains, however, the timetable for low-floor buses is irregular and the buses can only transport people with manual wheelchairs. Journeys from Monday to Friday require notification at least 24 hours in advance, by telephone at +41(0)848 40 20 40. A bus PubliCar is available Saturday and Sunday, but must be ordered at least one hour before travelling. This can be arranged +41 (0)800 60 30 60.
CarPostal Suisse SA (PAG)
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains
Tel. +41 (0)848 40 20 40
ouest@carpostal.ch
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Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
A parking space for wheelchair users is located at Estavayer-le-Lac railway station. Two large parking spaces - not marked as wheelchair-suitable - are found at the level crossing in Cheyres.

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km0 - km1.0
km0 - km1.0
This section of the route is surfaced. A level crossing is met at km0.6, with a 6cm-wide gap between each rail of the track.
km2.7 - km5.3
km2.7 - km5.3
The route is surfaced again from km2.7. At km4.4 a 40m downhill section with an 8% gradient must first be overcome, followed by a 30m downhill section with a 9% gradient. At km5.3 you once again meet an 8% uphill gradient for a length of 20m.
km5.3 - km8.0
km5.3 - km8.0
This section is along a gravel path. At km5.3 you meet a 30m downhill section with a 7% gradient. About 200m further on you find a farm exit and large stones can sometimes lie on the route here. The path is also somewhat uneven but wide enough to bypass any obstacles. At km7.9 is another 20m downhill section with a 9% gradient.
Public WC, Opposite the Post
Public WC, Opposite the Post
A public toilet with a wheelchair-accessible WC is located opposite the Post (not on the route). WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 100x165cm, seat height 48cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Öffentliches WC
Place des Bastians 1
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac
Public WC, Impasse du Temple
Public WC, Impasse du Temple
A public toilet with a wheelchair-accessible WC is located at the Impasse du Temple (not on the route). To reach it you go from the Post along Rue de la Gare and turn first right. The entrance is at the back of the last building on the right-hand side of this road. WC info: door width 85cm; movement area (DxB) 110x230cm; seat height 47cm; hand grips, left moveable; right fixed; access left; mirror height 125cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Öffentliches WC, Impasse du Temple
Impasse du Temple 4
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Estavayer-le-Lac Schiffstation
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Barrier-free return travel / public transport
The return journey is made by boat to Yverdon-les-Bains or Neuchâtel. The mobile ramps at the boat station each have a 10cm step. The boat staff will help you board. Not all boats are wheelchair accessible. You can enquire at the shipping company a maximum of three days in advance.
Port de Neuchâtel
2001 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 729 96 00
info@navig.ch
http://www.navig.ch/

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

BnB Chandoiseau
BnB Chandoiseau
Yvonand
Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Gare
Yvonand
Hôtel Restaurant du Port
Hôtel Restaurant du Port
Estavayer-le-Lac
La Ferme de la Corbière
La Ferme de la Corbière
Estavayer-le-Lac
Logement de groupes Alphasurf SA
Logement de groupes Alphasurf SA
Estavayer-le-Lac
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Places

Yvonand
Yvonand
Estavayer-le-Lac
Estavayer-le-Lac
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization