La Grande Franco‑Suisse
"You had it in mind to do the Petite Franco-Suisse. But now you feel daring (typical side-effect of imbibing some Neuchatel œil-de-perdrix rose wine). Suddenly, instead of branching off at La Brévine, you get the bit between your teeth and attack the Vieux-Châteleu hill, swoop down to Seignes and valiantly ascend the Cernets. Keep your eyes open: this is 100% wilderness. It’s all here, deep forests, steep cliffs, retired smugglers. Once at Les Cernets, you can either sleep at Hôtel des Rey (run by a family of famous cross-country ski champions) to get yourself together again, or return straight away to le Cernil and La Brévine to update your blog and amaze everyone with your Nordic skiing achievements."
Route: La Brévine - Vieux Châteleu - Mont Châteleu - Les Seignes - Vers chez le Brandt - Les Cernets - Le Cernil - La Brévine
Distance: 45 km (28 miles)
Style: Classic or skating
Good to know
- So we can keep the trails perfectly groomed, please get a "ski de fond" pass.
DownloadMap of pistes | PDF, 1.27 MB
Tourisme neuch. - Montagnes
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