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Creux du Van

"I lace up my brand new shoes at the station in Noiraigue, ready to climb the Grand Canyon of Val-de-Travers. After an hour of gentle but constant climbing, the first métairie (or farm restaurant) appear. Here I find some refreshment before attacking the sentier des 14 contours, a narrow path with many hairpin bends. At the top, all my efforts are rewarded by the stunning view and rocky cirque laid out in front of me. I continue along the edge of the cirque and start the quite steep descent of the sentier du Single towards the Ferme Robert. The fountain at the foot of the cliff refreshes me. I’ll soon be at Noiraigue."


Route: Noiraigue -  Les Œuillons - Le Soliat - Noiraigue
Duration: 5 hours 
Distance: 13,5 km (8.5 miles)
Gradient: 770 m

Difficult, steep slope.


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Tourisme neuchâtelois
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2001 Neuchâtel
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