Le Creux du Van is a 11.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Travers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.3 km Elevation Gain: 804 m Route Type: Loop

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This can be accessed by car or rail to Noiraigue rail station.

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bugs
7 days ago

Très jolie randonnée, avec quelques passages techniques, mais sinon assez facile. Le seul point négatif : la sur fréquentation. J’ai eu la mauvaise idée de faire cette randonnée un jour férié, le chemin était bondé de monde. De la foule tout du long des 12km ! Privilégier les jours en semaines pour éviter cette désagréable surprise...

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7 days ago

Amazing hike, 15km from the station and with quite difficult way up and down, but it is the only way to see fantastic scenery.

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rocky
1 month ago

I would recommend this trail to someone that wants to try out an easy to moderate 5 hour hike! Very nice views, change of ibix and deer encounters! Very clean and well marked trails!

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snow
3 months ago

Rando sous la pluie, brouillard, la neige fondait, à partir de 6km tout était glacé... de plus en plus dangereux... à 500m du sommet on a rebroussé chemin car trop dangereux... A ne pas faire sous la pluie avec redoux qui fait fondre et glacer la neige... Malgré les chaussures de trail il manquait les bâtons

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7 months ago

Magnifique ! Nous nous sommes régalés. Nous avons mis 4h20, pauses comprises, en marchant d'un bon pas. Nous sommes des randonneurs d'un nouveau moyen. Je conseille de la faire dans le sens inverse des aiguilles d'une montre. La rando commence sur un large chemin forestier un peu pentu mais très praticable. Puis nous passons sur un sentier forestier, toujours assez pentu. c'est la partie la plus compliquée car les cailloux et les racines glissent pas mal. il faut regarder où l'on met les pieds. Si vous êtes avec des enfants soyez vigilant sur ce tronçon. Lorsqu'on arrive en haut, c'est un pur cadeau qui vaut tous les efforts fournis. Le tour du cirque du Creux du Van est splendide et presque à plat. le chemin est bon mais attention au précipice, notamment lorsqu'il y a du vent. Une rafale peut être dangereuse pour un enfant léger. Mais on peut s'éloigner du bord et rester de l'autre côté d'un joli muret en pierre. La descente est un peu glissante au début mais moins longtemps que la montée. Puis le chemin devient vite très bon. Je vous conseille vraiment d'y aller un jour de beau temps pour profiter pleinement de la vue ! Et si vous pouvez, un jour où il n'y aura pas trop de monde. Pour nous c'était une autoroute piétonne ^^. Bonne rando !

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rocky
8 months ago

I definitely recommend this trail for incredible views at the top. I would rate it as difficult due to the elevation gain. Although it is gradual for the most part, there are some steeper rocky areas that will pose a challenge for some (whether going up or down). I didn’t see too many kids along the trail; I think that maybe a 10 year old could complete it if they are used to hiking and have experience with long, continuous climbs. I decided to take a right at the fork and go around the trail that way. The steepest parts of the trail (and also the most rocky) were absolutely on the way back, particularly right after the views. If you’d rather have the steeper climb than have to go down it, hang the left at the fork and go around that way. Many people had hiking sticks to help. Again, unbelievable views at the top. Every time I thought I saw the best one, I’d walk another fifty yards and there would be another photo opportunity.

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rocky
9 months ago

This is a great hike for all ages, honestly. I saw kids, adults, and older people hiking this. I would consider this a moderate hike. The roads are not paved and are rocky but nothing dangerous!

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Wed May 22 2019

Beautiful.... busy at the top as there is a restaurant with road access. The Grand Canyon of Switzerland maybe....

Fri Dec 28 2018

One of the most beautiful scenery of the area. Very busy on its first part. Better go early morning and around September or May June. Lots of animals visible. It is a fragile area. Stay on tracks and leave no trace :-)

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Sat Jun 23 2018

Beautiful view and cenery!

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