Choose a language
Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking Trail recommended route

"Treber" sausages – a tradition upheld by Biel's winegrowers

Hiking Trail · Biel / Bienne
Responsible for this content
Berner Wanderwege Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Photo: Jura & Drei-Seen-Land
m 540 520 500 480 460 440 420 400 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km
In January and February, many winegrowers situated along Lake Biel serve "Treber" sausages in their vaulted cellars. What could be more pleasant than combining a meal of "Treber" sausages with a walk along a vineyard trail? Predominantly hard-surfaced.
easy
Distance 8.4 km
2:30 h
150 m
222 m
534 m
434 m
The route, signposted as the "Rebenweg" (vineyard trail) starts at the Rebenweg terminal bus stop in Vingelz. The first section, which is around 1 km long, runs through forest. The trail then leads along farm tracks and past the hamlets of Tüscherz, Wingreis and Twann. The views across Lake Biel and the city of Biel are fascinating; later on St. Peter's Island and the Jolimont will come into view. Shortly after Twann, the Twann river gorge will beckon you. But don't waver, remain on the vineyard trail. It will now be signposted as "Reblehrpfad" (vineyard educational trail). Various information panels provide interesting facts about wine and vines. The church of Ligerz comes into view a little later. It is a popular excursion destination and is also considered a landmark of the region. After a short descent you will arrive in the well-preserved winegrowing village of Ligerz. A visit is well worthwhile, and not simply because of the "Treber" sausages. The sausages, which are cooked in the hot steam produced during the distillation of grape marc, are served with potato salad. If you want to learn more about viticulture, a visit to the "Hof" viticulture museum in Ligerz is recommended. In winter, the museum only opens for groups and on request.

Author’s recommendation

Important: "Treber" sausages are only served on certain dates that require a booking. These dates are frequently booked out quickly! Advertised events can be found on the internet.
Profile picture of Markus Schluep
Author
Markus Schluep 
Update: April 14, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
534 m
Lowest point
434 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Track types

Asphalt 80.89%Forested/wild trail 19.14%
Asphalt
6.8 km
Forested/wild trail
1.6 km
Show elevation profile

Rest stops

Restaurant Engelberg
Restaurant zum Alten Schweizer - Twann
Restaurant zur Ilge
Restaurant Hofbistro

Safety information

This route is exclusively on signposted paths of the hiking trail category.

Tips and hints

Start

Vingelz / Rebenweg (502 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'582'925E 1'219'732N
DD
47.128347, 7.213592
DMS
47°07'42.0"N 7°12'48.9"E
UTM
32T 364514 5220975
w3w 
///building.nervy.passages
Show on Map

Destination

Ligerz

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there: Travel by train to Biel/Bienne and then by bus route 11 to the Rebenweg/Vignes terminal stop.

Getting back: By train or boat (seasonal) from Ligerz

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'582'925E 1'219'732N
DD
47.128347, 7.213592
DMS
47°07'42.0"N 7°12'48.9"E
UTM
32T 364514 5220975
w3w 
///building.nervy.passages
Show on Map
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo Wanderkarte 232T Vallon de St-Imier 1:50’000, bestellen unter: https://www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

Book recommendations for this region:

Show more

Equipment

We recommend the following items: light trekking shoes, light rucksack, sun protection, rain jacket, first-aid kit, light picnic, enough liquid, mobile phone.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
150 m
Descent
222 m
Highest point
534 m
Lowest point
434 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Linear route Cultural/historical interest

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 5 Waypoints
  • 5 Waypoints
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view