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“For the hiking (treking) enthusiatic person, the vue of this natural phenomenon is exceptional.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Creux du Van

Creux du Van
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Neuchatel
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“For the hiking (treking) enthusiatic person, the vue of this natural phenomenon is exceptional.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

A remnant of the glacial passage through this area of the Jura mountains, this funnel-like rock formation is known locally as an "emposieu" and serves as a water run-off. What is marvelous is the sheer size of the structure and color of the rocks, that tell a history of what took place over the years. Simply breath-taking, but to get there, put on your walking boots to go by the mountain trail and dress appropriately.

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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

This was my second visit and was equally thrilling second time. The grand canyon of Switzerland.

Visited December 2010
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

The hike up from leaving the car in Noraigue took 90 minutes up through the forest then the last bit with 14 zig zag turns. The view from the top of this natural wonder is breathtaking.
The hike is considered to be difficult, 750 meter climb up and the round trip on foot is some 13.6 kilometers. Under the cliffs is a spring in an area with known healing properties. The water flows out at 3-4° and is a perfect place to sit and take in the peace and tranquility. We saw Chamois here and signs of wild boar.

Visited October 2011
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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“Amazing views but aim for a day with few clouds.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

The hike up is hard work. We started on a day when the rain was really heavy, but as we were on a group trip this was the plan for the day. The rain eased off not too long into the hike, but we couldn't see very far for the clouds and mist. Finally reached the top and we couldn't see much. However as we were walking around the top the mist cleared and we got an utterly fabulous view. There are several choices of path and the one we chose for the way down was extremely steep. Several of us were on the ground although no one got hurt. I would recommend good hiking boots and sure footing although there is a route on road which can be taken and should be a lot easier. Definitely bring your camera and your suncream.

Visited August 2011
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