SwitzerlandMobility: Hiking

The Anabaptist Trail

A two-day hike on the Anabaptist Trail, or one-day field trip to these Anabaptist sites will reveal: secret meeting points with early inscriptions, paths alongside dry stone walls, the Anabaptist Bridge, and the extraordinary Anabaptist Archive with significant unpublished documents, books and other items. In the 17th Century many pursued Anabaptists took refuge in the Jura hills, which in those days belonged to the Diocese of Basel. The early Anabaptists worked in agriculture and thus contributed to the admirable landscape still enjoyed today.

Infos
Section 1: Sonceboz-Pierre Pertuis- Sonceboz
Duration: 4 hrs 25 min
Distance: 15 km
Gradient: 553 m

Section 2: Sonceboz-Creux de Glace-Chasseral
Duration: 6 hrs 
Distance: 18 km
Gradient: 183 m

Section 3: Sonceboz-Creux de Glace-Courtelary
Duration: 5 hrs 30 min
Distance: 18 km
Gradient: 716 m 

Difficulty
Moderate

Good to know

  • Roman Pierre Pertuis tunnel, chapel with Anabaptist archives, old cart track, home of Morel, the Dean. 
  • Anabaptists’ bridge, wooded pastures, old cart track.
  • Lunch options at the dairy farms: ‘’La Cuisinière’’, ‘’La Petite Douanne’’ or ‘’La Meuringue’’.



 

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