Cross-country skiing

Chasseral and back

Cross-country skiing, Les Prés-d'Orvin
Cross-country skiing, Les Prés-d'Orvin. ©
  • Length
    • 29 km
  • Ascents | Descents
    • 607 m | 607 m
    Ascents | Descents
  • Technical | Fitness level
    • Sporty | Challenging
    Technical | Fitness level

A circular and very varied trail with some magnificent vantage points for the experienced cross-country skier.

It is the “pièce de résistance” of the Prés-d’Orvin region, with climbs/descents of 450 m. The route starts at the “centre nordique”. From there follow trails 1 and 2 (or 3 for skating) as far as the Place Bison followed by the Place Centrale. Now take trail 5 past the lovely Milieu de Bienne farm restaurant (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) as far as West Point at the foot of the tour du Chasseral (1540 m above sea level). After West Point you can easily walk to the summit and on to the Hôtel Chasseral (about 30 minutes in total). You return by the same route as far as Bois-Raiguel, after which take trail 6 towards the Gléresse farm restaurant and the Pässli before finally returning to the centre by trail 2a.

Good to know
Good to know
    • So we can keep the trails perfectly groomed, please get a "ski de fond" pass. Tickets to access the cross-country skiing pistes are available at the nordic center in Les Prés-d'Orvin.
    • Equipment rental possible at the Centre nordique des Prés-d'Orvin.
    • Parking and wardrobes
    • Bus line : 70 Bienne - Les Prés-d'Orvin
  • Height Difference
    • 607 m
    Height Difference Back
    • 607 m
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