Creux du Van

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Recommended by 108 out of 109 hikers


  • charles

    Creux du Van - Gran Canyon of Switzerland
    Notes: The impressive rock basin of the Creux du Van is the oldest nature reserve in Switzerland (since 1870) - lynx and ibex feel at home here. The approximately 200 m high rocks drop vertically and form a horseshoe-shaped vessel of one kilometer in diameter. At the top of the crete a breathtaking path leads along the edge.
    In the steep forest slopes to the left and right of the rocks, there are two steep, rough, but well-maintained paths. Beware of moisture!

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    • December 27, 2016

  • Kurt Brodbeck

    The Creux du Van is tucked away in an eastern side valley of the Val-de-Travers, which ends in the Creux du Van. It stretches over a width of about 1,200 meters and is about 500 meters deep. The height of the vertical rock face is 160 meters. If you want to see the Creux du Van from below, the best way to start is at the station of Noiraigue. If you want to see the Gorges de l'Areuse, you can start the tour in Boudry. If you would like to see the Creux du Van from the top, it is best to hike from Noiraigue or from Travers by bike to the 1,465 meter high Le Soliat.

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    • April 5, 2017

  • charles

    Beautiful round hike through a fantastic Jura Formation

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    • December 27, 2016

  • Martin Friedl

    Majestic canyon with a great view!

    • July 21, 2016

  • B@

    On the whole length, a natural spectacle.

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    • April 15, 2017

  • charles

    The hike leads to the mighty rock circus Creux du Van, a true regional icon created by the erosion activity of water and ice. A breathtaking panoramic view awaits you at the summit. As a nature reserve, the Creux du Van provides habitat for ibex, chamois and marmots.

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    • February 15, 2018

  • Al

    I am actually living in the region and each time I can go to the Creux-du-Van, it's ever a dream with the Nature , the cows, the ibex and the restaurants Le Soliat, La Grand--Vy and La Roche-Devant with a beautiful view on the lake of Neuchatel and the Alps.

    • May 9, 2019

  • Sascha

    Ascend from Noirague is very narrow and can be slippery when stil wet/moist. Descend is very steep towards the lake but on paved Roads.

    • July 29, 2019

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Location: Montalchez, Boudry, Neuchâtel, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland


  • Distance0.59 mi
  • Uphill125 ft
  • Downhill125 ft

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