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Creux du Van, Neuchatel

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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. Plan to visit Creux du Van during your Neuchatel vacation using our convenient Neuchatel trip itinerary planner.
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  • Go to Creux du Van was fantastic! Just the way it is worth. At one point, it is possible to see much of the Lake Neuchâtel, in addition to towns and cities around it. But you have to go by car or on foot, because there is no public transport to this place. There is a place for camping. Creux du Van near a restaurant must be open in the high season. When we went, it was closed. Child-care and selfies. There are no walls or protection in place. Beautiful place!
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  • Some background on this location - the rock is was created out of first glaciers and shaped into a breathtaking rock formation about 200 million-year-old: the lime is a prehistoric ocean. An impressiv...  more »
  • First I started with a nice hike from Noiraigue! The climb is nice! The well-kept path! After 1:10, with j the Summit, wahoo! You get much walking along the Rocky Cove, at the time, there are several points of view! For me, I decided to do the hiking of the wind - Noiraigue Noiraigue-hollow, making a loop. I had the chance to meet Ibex and many beautiful flowers. At the Summit, there was a lot of wind, I was glad to have a jacket with me! The path is well marked with the approximate walking time! Hard to get lost! On the way, there are various "Inns" where it is possible to buy drinks, ice cream and relax. There are several free places in Noiraigue where to park his car
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