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3 La Route Verte - 3rd stage

E-bike itinerary
Time required: 4 - 6hLength: 81.00 km

Season

All season

Contact

Naturpark Thal
Hölzlistrasse 57
4710 Balsthal
Tel. +41 62 386 12 30

naturparkthal.ch

Naturpark Thal - In the heart of the Thal Nature Park, the forest used as a backdrop to many works of art will enrich your journey. The three mountain passes of this stage offer you breathtaking views.

The third stage of the Route Verte starts in the heart of the Thal nature park, featuring forests and steep cliffs. The Forest Trail (Holzweg Thal) located near Balsthal, offers you a restful path where you can discover works of art integrated into the woodlands. This stage will take you to tackle three mountain passes, the Passwang, the Col des Rangiers and the Col de la Croix. At each of these, incomparables views will reward your efforts! You will also cross the language barrier and end the stage in the charming medieval village of St-Ursanne, doorway to the Doubs Nature Park.

Route-information

Route-information

Length
81.00 km
Time required
4 - 6h
Level technique
Middle
Level condition
Middle
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Details

The third stage of the Route Verte starts in the heart of the Thal nature park, featuring forests and steep cliffs. The Forest Trail (Holzweg Thal) located near Balsthal, offers you a restful path where you can discover works of art integrated into the woodlands. This stage will take you to tackle three mountain passes, the Passwang, the Col des Rangiers and the Col de la Croix. At each of these, incomparables views will reward your efforts! You will also cross the language barrier and end the stage in the charming medieval village of St-Ursanne, doorway to the Doubs Nature Park.
More information: www.larouteverte.ch

Arrival

Starting point
Balsthal
Arrival by public transport
Balsthal Timetable SBB
Destination
St-Ursanne
Arrival by public transport
St-Ursanne Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+

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Naturpark Thal

Museum HAARUNDKAMM

Discover the enthralling story of Mümliswil combs that goes back over 200 years. These magnificent decorative combs were exported around the world: famous customers include Queen Victoria and the Court of Spain.

Museum / Exhibition
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Landgasthof Ochsen

"The gastro of the Gulden Valley" is how Christoph Jeker and Sandra Schmid describe their restaurant in Ochsen. Good bourgeois cuisine and a choice of regional dishes complete their offer. A bowling alley and chambres d'hôtes are also available.

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Hotel Balsthal

The Balsthal Hotel proposes a wide and modern variety of offers for gastronomy and seminars. If you're organising a workshop, a business dinner, a new product demonstration, a wedding or a company event, you've found the right place!

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Restaurant Eintracht, Balsthal

The Eintracht restaurant in the centre of Balsthal serves home-style Swiss cuisine.

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Restaurant Alpenblick Passwang

Das Ausflugsrestaurant mit fantastischer Sicht auf die Alpen, direkt an der Passwangstrasse gelegen.

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Thal Nature Park Information Centre

Visit us at the "Thalstation" information point in Balsthal. We will be happy to advise you in person, by telephone or by e-mail on hiking routes, places of interest, group excursions and other activities in the region.

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Bed & Breakfast Kugler

Flat for 4 persons, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with shower/bath, fully equipped kitchen. Room/breakfast Fr. 60 per person per night.
On request, a nice evening meal is available and the Kuglers can organise transport to Mümliswil.

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Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof

The hotel & restaurant "Balsthal Bahnhof"- Bottega Italiana

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Hagli Beiz

On the Passwang, in a quiet location, enjoy homemade and regional products like meat cooked on a hot stone or with our 800c special grill.

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