Hiking

Areuse gorges

Noiraigue – Boudry

The Areuse gorges
The Areuse gorges
  • Length
    • 12 km
    Length
  • Ascents | Descents
    • 210 m | 490 m
    Ascents | Descents
  • Duration
    • 3 h 15
    Duration
  • Technical | Fitness level
    • Family friendly | Moderatly difficult
    Technical | Fitness level

Wide or narrow, bubbling or calm: meet the Areuse.

This captivating route follows the course of the river Areuse – tranquil one moment, tempestuous the next. Stone bridges, catwalks, stairways, narrow passages through the cliffs and awesome rock walls punctuate this revitalising hike through the gorges.

Good to know
Good to know
    • ATTENTION: following a major rockfall, the last kilometre before reaching Boudry is closed. A diversion will be in place until 30 May 2024
    • From September 11 2023 until February 29 2024, a section of the Areuse Gorges path will be rerouted (see "Rerouting" link)
    • From Neuchâtel, you can take the train to Noiraigue or Champ-du-Moulin, then return by tram from Boudry
    • Not recommended for pushchairs
    • In the middle of the walk, enjoy the regional specialities of the restaurant de La Truite in Champ-du-Moulin
Characteristics
Characteristics
  • City start
    • Noiraigue
    City end
    • Boudry
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Museum, embassy of Neuchâtel vineyards and wine store in the superb Château de Boudry.



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Vine and wine museum