"We only have 3 hours available, but as the sun and the snow are taunting us, we decide to take a snowshoe walk. A short stop at Défi Montagne to hire the equipment, then we head for La Tourne. We set out on a path swarming with sleds, hikers and cross-country skiers, but soon each of us finds the right route for him or her. Like yetis, we press ahead to the start of the forest where the slope becomes steep, until the amount of snow increases as we climb. For a few instants, we feel cut off from the world: not a sound is to be heard, we are spellbound by the "white gold" covering the pine trees, a roe deer tries to hide but his tail gives him away … and then we're already at the Tablettes Rock, from where the view takes away what little breath we have left. But it doesn't matter, because we don't need any more breath for the downward path."
Route: La Tourne - Rocher de Tablettes - La Tourne
Duration: 1 hour 30
Distance: 4 km
Gradient: 160 m
Good to know
Sample a fondue at the Restaurant de la Tourne, T. +41 (0)32 855 11 50.
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Tourisme neuch. - Montagnes
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
T. +41 (0)32 889 68 95