Hike in La Brévine

To the Green Fairy from La Brévine (NE)

The hike goes from La Brévine–Lac des Taillères–La Citadelle–Boveresse to Môtiers. 

The technically easy, approximately four-hour hike starts in La Brévine. At the summit of La Citadelle, a great view of the alps and the Jura opens up. History and fairytales await you on the other side of the valley. The trail leads along the Tilleul des Catholiques, a five hundred year old lime tree, in whose hollow trunk a statue of the Virgin Mary, a honeypot and a candle are hidden. In Môtiers, the green fairy awaits those who are interested, as this place is home to the absinthe spirit. A permanent exhibition in the historic absinthe dryer near Boveresse reveals all the secrets of the legendary drink.

Journey Details

Duration 5 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 15.4 Kilometres
Altitude difference 350 Metres
Arrival PostBus route 381 to La Brévine, Poste
Return travel PostBus route 590 from Môtiers, collège

PostBus is the official transport partner of the Swiss hiking trails. More hiking tour suggestions and helpful information can be found on www.schweizer-wanderwege.ch

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Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online.

Timetable no. 21.381 Le Locle–La Brévine

Timetable no. 21.590 Couvet–Fleurier–Les Verrières–Pontarlier