Chemin de Prés-d'Orvin
Chemin de Prés-d'Orvin

Winter hiking

Chemin de Prés-d’Orvin

Les Prés-d’Orvin–Métairie d’Évilard–Les Prés-d’Orvin

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Chemin de Prés-d’Orvin

This winter walk, which starts in the village of Prés-d’Orvin, will take you onto the Chasseral ridge at a height of 1,288 m where a magnificent panorama over Lake Neuchâtel, the plateau and the Alpine chain awaits you.
Starting from the «Les Prés-d’Orvin, Le Grillon» bus stop, this winter walk will take you to the top of the Chasseral (1,288 m above sea level) passing by the «Centre nordique des Prés-d’Orvin-Chasseral». On top you can admire the wonderful panorama over Lake Neuchâtel and, in clear weather, the chain of the Alps. The imposing antenna on the Chasseral, perched at a height of about 1,700 m, can also be seen from there. It is one of the symbols of the Bernese Jura.

To reach the the top of the Chasseral you must first make for the Prêles farm restaurant where you will see Scottish highland cattle; you then pass close to the Bison Ranch where you can admire genuine North American bisons. Shortly thereafter you will arrive at the top of the Jura mountain chain at 1288 meters.

Finally, the descent back to your starting point brings you close to the Évilard farm restaurant (open at week-ends); you then take the road to Chemilles which leads to the village of Prés-d’Orvin through some magnificent countryside typical of the Bernese Jura region.
This winter walk, which starts in the village of Prés-d’Orvin, will take you onto the Chasseral ridge at a height of 1,288 m where a magnificent panorama over Lake Neuchâtel, the plateau and the Alpine chain awaits you.
Starting from the «Les Prés-d’Orvin, Le Grillon» bus stop, this winter walk will take you to the top of the Chasseral (1,288 m above sea level) passing by the «Centre nordique des Prés-d’Orvin-Chasseral». On top you can admire the wonderful panorama over Lake Neuchâtel and, in clear weather, the chain of the Alps. The imposing antenna on the Chasseral, perched at a height of about 1,700 m, can also be seen from there. It is one of the symbols of the Bernese Jura.

To reach the the top of the Chasseral you must first make for the Prêles farm restaurant where you will see Scottish highland cattle; you then pass close to the Bison Ranch where you can admire genuine North American bisons. Shortly thereafter you will arrive at the top of the Jura mountain chain at 1288 meters.

Finally, the descent back to your starting point brings you close to the Évilard farm restaurant (open at week-ends); you then take the road to Chemilles which leads to the village of Prés-d’Orvin through some magnificent countryside typical of the Bernese Jura region.
9 km | 1 Stage
300 m | 300 m
3 h 00 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Les Prés-d'Orvin, Bellevue
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Signalization

Direction of the signposting
This route is signposted only in clockwise direction: Les Prés-d’Orvin–Métairie de Prêles–Place centrale–Les Prés-d’Orvin.

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Winter hiking in Swiss parks
This path is located in the Parc régional Chasseral.
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Contact

Société des pistes nordiques Les Prés-d’Orvin – Chasseral
Route de la Métairie de Prêles
2534 Les Prés-d’Orvin
Tel. +41 (0)32 322 66 26
info@loipen.ch
www.loipen.ch

Services

Accommodation

Bison Ranch
Bison Ranch
Les Prés-d'Orvin
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Places of interest

Chasseral Nature Park
Chasseral Nature Park
The Anabaptists' Bridge
The Anabaptists' Bridge
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