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The gorges of Twann

“It is a picturesque hike and, arriving on the plateau of Diesse, I was pleasantly surprised by the splendid view of Lake Biel and its vineyards. It was a hot summer’s day and I much appreciated the freshness of the descent into the gorges of Twann, where it is cool and wild and romantic. In Twann, I decided to go for a swim in the lake! This was the perfect end to a beautiful day out.”


Itinerary 1: La Neuveville - Le Château - Devant Praye - Pâturage du Haut - Prêles - Rest. des Gorges - Gorges of Twann - Twann
Duration: 3 hrs 35 min
Distance: 12.1 km
Gradient: 420 m

Itinerary 2: Prêles – Rest. des Gorges – Gorges of Twann – Twann or Ligerz or conversly.
Duration : 1 hrs 30 min – 2 hrs
Distance : 5,1km until Twann / 5,5 km until Ligerz
Gradient : 394 m

Itinerary 3: Biel/Bienne - Macolin - Montain of Twann - Gorges of Twann - Twann
Duration : 3 hrs
Distance : 10 km
Gradient : 514 m
Access : From Biel/Bienne with the funicular until Macolin and back from Twann to Biel/Bienne with the train or the ship.

This hike does not present any major difficulties, though it is important to wear good walking shoes. It is impossible to do this route with a pushchair.

Good to know

  • Entrance fee: safety work is done each year to secure the footpath through the gorges. This is partly funded by an entrance fee. Adults CHF 2.00, children CHF 1.00 at the gorge entrance.
  • The gorges of Twann are closed from the 1st of November until Easter Sunday. Reopening on Easter Monday.
  • Warning: the path along the gorges may be very slippery in wet weather.
  • Funicular between Gléresse and Prêles.


Hiking trails | PDF, 6.38 MB
Profile of the route | JPG, 51 kB

Jura bernois Tourisme
Rue du Marché 4
2520 La Neuveville
T. +41 (0) 32 751 49 49

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