Above Twann, the path will take you past the end of the Twann river gorge. Not long after this it will be time to say adieu to the "Vineyard Trail": you will amble up the road to Schernelz where you will follow the signs to the Restaurant Aux Trois Amis. Its terrace offers guests a spectacular view over Lake Biel. Here, you will be able to sample the wines of local winemaker Sabine Steiner, whose winery is located on the same street. From the restaurant, the walking trail then leads past the middle station of the "vinifuni" funicular, which operates between Ligerz and Prêles. It then takes you into the forest where your feet will finally have some respite from the hard surfacing. The now much narrower walking trail undulates gently along its length as it takes you in a south-westerly direction. Finally, the descent will take you to La Neuveville. The French-speaking municipality here still belongs to the canton of Bern. It is well worth taking the time for a short stroll through this picturesque old town before taking the train back to Biel/Bienne.
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EquipmentWe recommend the following items: light trekking shoes, light rucksack, sun protection, rain jacket, first-aid kit, light picnic, enough liquid, mobile phone.
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- 4 Waypoints