Special offers

Electric bike tour to the Creux du Van

On the trail of absinthe – the “green fairy”

The tour starts at the historical railway station in Noraigue. Now you get to experience the sunny side of cycling: sit on the bike, step on the pedals, and off you go for a short ride along the River Areuse through the Val de Travers. The ascent to the natural rock cirque of the Creux du Van is easy pedalling thanks to the boost from the bike’s electric motor – an easy way to enjoy the varied landscapes of Neuchâtel's Jura mountains. You can finish your day with either an absinthe or chocolate tasting session at Noiraigue station.

If you do not own an e-bike or if you want to save yourself the bike transport, you have the possibility to rent one. By purchasing the round trip and bike rental at the same time, you can even get a 20% discount on the rental.

Tour description

  • Distance: 49km
  • Time required: 3 to 4 hours, following the “Creux du Van Tour” signposts
  • Difficulty: moderate (electric bike)
  • Ascent: 700 metres
  • Alternative: round trip to La Brévine (Siberia of Switzerland) on attractive back roads

E-Bike Rental

Travel conveniently by train to your excursion destination, collect your bike directly from the station and set off on your cycle tour.

  • Book your rental bike online or by calling the relevant bike rental location.
  • Payments are made directly to the bike rental location on the day of hire.

Price example e-bike rental 1 day

  • CHF 58.00 Adults
  • CHF 53.00 GA / Half-fare / STS
  • CHF 53.00 Children up to 15.99 years

Return to a different station

Bikes and E-bikes can be returned to a different station. In this case a repatriation fee of CHF 10.00 per bike will be charged.

Rental stations

Noiraigue - transN station

Mon–Sun 09.00–18.00 Hours 

Subject to change without prior notice


Buy a return journey by public transport and benefit from 20% reduction on the e-bike rental.

Included in the offer Price:

  • One-day e-bike rental

Reduced-price offer can be purchased either online or from the departure station.

Price example e-bike rental 1 day

  • CHF 60.40 Adults Instead of CHF 68.00
  • CHF 56.40 GA / Half-fare / STS Instead of CHF 63.00
  • CHF 56.40 Children up to 15.99 years Instead of CHF 63.00

Can I also buy the special offer offline?

Yes, you can buy the special offer as a "RailAway-Kombi" in the BLS Travel Centers and at the ticket counters in the Swiss train stations 

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train via Neuchâtel to Noiraigue.

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