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The absinthe route on foot

"My wife and I love hiking. But since we are both over 60, we found it too difficult to do this tour in one go, or even distributed over several days. This is why we decided to do it in different stages. Each time, we left the car in another place, walked several kilometers, and returned by public transport. By doing this, we were able to cover the whole distance and explore this amazing and wonderful valley on 10 days spread out over the whole summer. We also learned all there is to know about Absinthe, the mythical beverage called “Green Fairy”, and on several occasions tasted different types of this spirit as well as enticing specialities based on it."


Route: Pontarlier - Les Verrières - Fleurier - Couvet - Travers - Noiraigue
Departure: Tourist office Pontarlier or Noiraigue railway station.
Duration: several days
Distance : 48km



Good to know

  • Beautiful sites to visit all along the route: Pontarlier, Château de Joux, the Areuse source, La Vy aux Moines, the Swiss Siberia, the Creux du Van, the Areuse Gorges...


Route de l'absinthe à pied | PDF, 3.88 MB

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The absinthe route on foot

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