Distance 6 km
What is energy, in actual fact? How and from what does it arise? On the Sentier des Monts Adventure Trail, you can find the answers to these questions. Using entertaining and fun approaches, the trail will enable you to learn lots of educational and interesting facts about energy sources like the sun and wind, about fauna and flora as well as about climate change, geology and meteorology. This trail connects the Mont-Soleil solar farm with the Mont-Crosin wind farm. Sixteen modern, towering wind turbines can be admired on the hills between Mont-Soleil and Mont-Crosin. The JUVENT wind farm is the largest in Switzerland. And Switzerland not only has wind, but also receives plentiful sunlight. Discover the many ways in which solar energy can be used on a guided tour of the Mont-Soleil solar power plant. Are you in the mood for putting your energy reserves and skills to the test other than on foot? If yes, you can hire an alternative means of transporting yourself along the trail (e.g. scooter, e-bike and snowshoes). Thanks to exciting games like a scavenger hunt in the forest and an energy quiz, even the children will have lots to do. Worth knowing: the region is not only known for green electricity, but also for its famous "Tête de Moine" cheese, its "Camille Bloch" chocolate factory and for the manufacture of high-precision watches.
Suitable for children aged 6 years and over who like walking. Suitable for all-terrain prams. There is a restaurant at the end of the walk. There is a picnic area with fireplace above the Mont-Soleil solar power plant.
Update: November 23, 2022
Tips and hints
Getting thereGetting there: Drive to St-Imier, then continue by funicular to Mont-Soleil. Getting back: Take the bus back to St-Imier from Mont-Crosin.
ParkingThere are parking spaces at the Mont-Soleil solar farm.
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