It was on Ascension Day that my wife and I decided to go for a boat trip on the three lakes. Starting in Morat on this sunny day at about 10 in the morning we had a wonderful time which we started with a wonderfully prepared sandwich, a couple of croissants and coffee on the deck of the boat. The trip itself took us from Morat to Neuchatel through a wonderful canal leading from one lake to the next giving us the opportunity not only to see beautiful houses, but also nice stretches of untouched border.
From Neuchatel to Bienne you also have a passage which at some parts is not as nice since there are some quarries along this part with cargo boats lining up on this holiday partially on both sides of the canal.
We had decided to hop off on the Ile St. Pierre, an island that has turned into a peninsula due to the lowering of the water gauge, instead of staying on the boat to continue the journey to Bienne. The island is forbidden for cars apart from the inhabitants, and this also only at very limited times, which make it a very calm and enjoyable island for a couple of hours or maybe even days. From la Neuville you can actually have a nice 2.5 hour walk around the island. As we arrived on boat we went to the only restaurant and hotel (13 beautiful rooms in a medieval surrounding) called Klosterhotel (see separate evaluation).
The nice thing is that the 2 hours which the boat takes to go to Bienne and back on give you the opportunity to walk a little bit around the island (else you would basically only sit on the boat all the time), secondly you could enjoy the calmness and thirdly have an enjoyable lunch in this old castle that is now a restaurant and hotel. Or, you could arrange a nice picnic for yourself on one of the many meadows of the island.
Definitely a trip we will repeat.
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