Hiking & nature

Winter hiking in La Brévine

In winter, the magnificent “Lac des Taillères” lake is what dreams are made of.

On this circular walk from La Brévine, the coldest place in Switzerland, to the picturesque Lac des Taillères, visitors will experience some of the loveliest landscapes in the Jura region. The frozen lake is surrounded by deeply snow-covered pine forests and exudes a magical atmosphere. In winter, the lake is transformed into a natural ice rink and thrills visitors both young and old! When the sun shines on this magical winter world, you will simply want time to stand still.

Winter hiking trail

The hiking trail starts in the little village of La Brévine and leads you through deeply snow-decked fields and forests to Lac des Taillères.

After less than 2 km, you will already reach the eastern part of the lake. When sufficiently frozen, this mountain lake is a true paradise for ice skaters. The trail frequently runs parallel to the cross-country skiing trail, a highly popular sport in this region.

If you get too cold, you can travel back to your starting point of La Brévine in comfort by taking the bus from Lac des Taillères. (Bus stop – Bout du Lac (Line 382 Postbus) Otherwise, the trail continues towards Les Cuches. This climb is often above the fog line; get your fix of sunshine before walking on back to La Brévine.

Remember to wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes.

The route

Walking time Just under 4 hours
12 km
Difficulty level Medium
Starting point/End point La Brévine

Availability Today (Thursday) open

The route is freely accessible throughout the winter as soon as the ground is covered with snow or frozen.

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How to get there

Travel by train to Couvet, then continue by bus to the “La Brévine, Poste” stop.

Weather Today: sunny -6/3°

Today sunny -6/3°
Tomorrow partly cloudy -1/2°
Saturday partly cloudy -5/2°
Sunday partly cloudy 1/4°

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