Creux du Van cirque in Neuchatel canton in Switzerland

Guided day hike along the Areuse Gorge & up to the stunning cirque of Creux du Van

Home Tours - Touring Monkeys Hiking Guided day hike along the Areuse Gorge & up to the stunning cirque of Creux du Van


07 Nov 2021


CHF 30.00


Boudry gare
2017 Boudry, Switzerland

Little leaves fall softly down
Red and yellow, orange and brown
Whirling, turning round and round
Falling softly to the ground

Little leaves fall softly down
To make a carpet on the ground.
Then, swish, the wind comes whistling by
And sends them dancing to the sky.

Hiking in the Alps in November might still be possible but hard to plan ahead as the snow might already be at a low altitude. However, the Jura mountains are absolutely stunning at this time of the year. Join us for a stunning day hike along the beautiful gorge of the Areuse river and to the impressive and unique rocky cirque of Creux du Van!

high angle photography of misty mountain terrain
Photo by Artiom Vallat

What’s the plan?

We meet at Boudry train station at 08:20.

We start the hike along the Areuse river and its stunning and tight canyon, with sheer cliffs, stone bridges & narrow walkways.

After more or less 10km along the gorge, we hike up through the forest all the way to one of the most beautiful and imposing landscapes of the limestone Jura chain: the natural reserve of Creux du Van. Lunch break at the top of this unique rocky cirque (1400m wide and 150m deep), sometimes referred to as the “Swiss Grand Canyon”, and its gorgeous views.

After lunch, we stop at Le Soliat restaurant for a coffee before slowly making our way down through meadows and forests and finish our hike in Travers, where we can catch a train.

Technical information

– T2-T3 hike
– 24km
– 1100m ascent/ 900m descent

This trip is led by Celine Kahn, apprentice mountain leader.


To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker. It is a long hike with over 1000m elevation gain.

How to get there?

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:

– Zürich HB 06:04 – 08:20 Boudry, gare (via Biel & Neuchatel)
– Travers 16:21 – 18:56 Zürich HB (via Neuchatel & Biel) – depending on what time we finish

Kit list

Must have:

– Hiking boots
– Small backpack with waterproof cover
– Quick-dry t-shirt
– Fleece
– Down jacket
– Waterproof jacket
– Hiking trousers
– Waterproof over trousers
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sunglasses
– Water
– Packed lunch

Nice to have:

– Hiking poles
– Sunscreen and lip protector
– Thermal bottle with tea
– Snacks


The price for this event is CHF 30.

What does the price include?

– Day hike with a mountain leader
– Tea/coffee after lunch

What does the price NOT include?

– Transport to Boudry and back from Travers
– Packed lunch

Group Size

Minimum number of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 11


By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood, and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.


07 Nov 2021


CHF 30.00


8:20 am - 4:20 pm


Boudry gare
2017 Boudry, Switzerland

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