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Creux du Van, Gorgier

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At Creux du Van, hike around an amphitheatre-shaped natural rock formation situated within a large nature reserve. Created by natural water erosion from a glacier millions of years ago, the semi-circular formation is 1,400 m (4,593 ft) wide and 150 m (492 ft) deep. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, such as lynx and ibex. The formation offers views from above and can be accessed by car or foot. Stop by one of the farms with animals or one of the small restaurants on your way up. Be careful, as the area is not fenced, and the drop is steep. To visit Creux du Van and other attractions in Gorgier, use our Gorgier trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • If you decide to hike up to and back down on a round trip of the Creux du Van, keep in mind that it’ll cost you about 22,000 steps and approx. 700 vertical meters. The path is very steep and rocky on....  more »
  • The Creux du Van is definitely one of the most famous geological phenomena of Switzerland and it also gets visited a lot. It is possible to drive up by car to the parking and the restaurant at 'La...  more »
  • It can be very windy even in summer, so I suggest that you dress appropriately. There are plenty of hiking trails around with beautiful scenery. One can also come all the way with a car, a free...  more »
  • splendid view! you can follow the signs to the top, you need a decent car to get to the top. make sure there is no fog at the top or you won't fully enjoy the experience.
  • Beautiful with great views. Take care with the wind, however!
  • It’s natural rocky cirque in canton Nuchatel, in the Southeast of Switzerland. The length of the cirque is around 1,4 km and cliffs drop down on 150 m. Creux du Van is a wonderful picturesque place with breathtaking view. If you are brave enough, you can walk on the edge of this rocky cirque and have possibility to see this natural beauty from different sides.
  • Absolutely breath-taking views. The walking path brings you perilously close to the edge of the world.
  • One of the most beautiful views in Switzerland. The google map could be a bit misleading if you want to drive to the area but it's basically located next to the restaurant, probably 100 meters walk from the restaurant. Make sure you ask people about the location otherwise will end up getting lost in the woods. Enjoy the view cause it's rare to find such a gigantic crater that high in the mountains.

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