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Tour description

France to one side and Switzerland to the other, with a river running through the middle: The Doubs. Its long, ruggedly picturesque valley is virtually uninhabited and being a nature reserve it is even more of a paradise for fishermen and hikers. The riverside path between Soubey and St. Ursanne opens up a truly original part of Switzerland. Through almost untouched riverscape, it runs past fish taverns and swimming areas.
15 kilometres of meditative hiking pleasure and one of Switzerland's most beautiful water trails run between Soubey and St-Ursanne. At the Hotel du Cerf in Soubey, the starting point of this easy but lengthy hike, one theme reigns supreme - fish. And this does not only refer to the menu - the restaurant is also the base camp for fishing enthusiasts.
From there the trail follows the river further towards Tariche. Should you find yourself on the wrong side of the river here because you've crossed the Doubs back at La Charbonnière, have no fear. Just a wave and a shout, and the landlord is on his way with his boat to fetch his guests for lunch. And the speciality of the house? Why trout, of course!
Located close to the French border, this riverscape offers many a surprise with its wealth of flora and fauna, and its peacefulness is enchanting. The historic city centre of the little medieval town of St. Ursanne has changed very little over the centuries, with its 14th to 16th century townhouses recounting its history. The most famous sights are the monastery with its cloister and the Roman-Gothic collegiate church, both of which date back to the 12th century.

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Places along the route: Soubey - Les Moulins - La Lomène - St-Ursanne


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Tour history (B13028)

First published: Montag, 15. September 2014

Last updated: Freitag, 25. Dezember 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.myswitzerland.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 15.5 km | Time requirement: 3¾ h
Ascent: 18 m | Descent: 58 m
Highest point: 484 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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