Bikes & e-bikes

Electric bike tour to the Creux du Van

On the trail of the “Green Fairy”

The tour starts at the historical railway station in Noraigue. You can also hire an e-bike and equipment there. Then it's time to get on: Get on, pedal and off you go along the Areuse through the Val-de-Travers. Thanks to the electric motor assistance, you can tackle the climb up to the Creux du Van with ease and enjoy the varied natural landscape of the Neuchâtel Jura mountains. The Val-de-Travers offers numerous local specialties. You will have the opportunity to indulge in culinary delights from time to time on your circular tour.

You can easily reach the starting point Noiraigue by train. You can pick up your rented e-bike directly at the station and return it there.

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.
  • Rental of e-bikes only possible for persons 16 years of age and over (or 14 for holders of a moped licence)
  • CHF 5.00 reduction with Half-Fare Card or GA - The reduction is credited to the complete booking.
  • Group: The group discount of 20% on everything (incl. return fees) is available for bookings of at least 10 rentals. Discounts with GA/semi-tax are no longer possible.
  • School: The school discount of 30% on the category bike / MTB-V-Brake (price category 1), the accessories and the return fee is available for bookings of school classes accompanied by a teacher with at least 10 rental objects.

Price example e-bike rental 1 day

  • CHF 60.00 Adults
  • CHF 55.00 GA / Half-fare / STS

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 

1 April to 31 October 2024
Daily from 09.00 to 18.00 hours

1 November 2024 until 31 March 2025
Monday–Friday from 09.00 to 17.00 hours and by appointment

Subject to change without prior notice


Active through Val-de-Travers

Discover this unspoiled region by e-bike Tour no. 412, Creux-du-Van Tour (Veloland – starts at Noiraigue railway station. Take a seat, step on the pedals and off you go through Val-de-Travers all the way to Creux du Van. At the top, you can enjoy the wonderful and extensive view across Neuchâtel’s Jura mountains. The trail then takes you down to Couvet, where ideally you can add on a detour to Môtiers. Finish your day with a visit to the Maison de l’Absinthe and the asphalt mines, before cycling back to Noiraigue.

Key data

Route Noiraigue–Val-de-Travers–Creux du Van(–Môtiers)–Noiraigue
Distance 39 km (with the shortcut during the descent directly to Couvet)
Time required 3.5 hours (with the "Creux du Van Tour" signposting, but shortcut without markings)
Ascent 700 metres
Difficulty moderate (e-bike)
Tip Visit the asphalt mines and the Maison de l’Absinthe in Môtiers.

Asphalt mines

Explore the underground tunnels. On this journey inside the mountain, you will discover how the miners extracted asphalt for about three centuries and in doing so created a tunnel labyrinth of 100 kilometres in total. Above all, enjoy the house speciality: ham cooked in asphalt. Guided tours of the asphalt mines are available in German, French, English and Italian.

Môtiers and the Maison de l’Absinthe

Discover the quaint village of Môtiers in the heart of Val-de-Travers. In the Maison de l’Absinthe, get to know the secrets of the “Green Fairy” with the aid of an interactive exhibition and by sampling the local absinthe. You can book a culinary workshop by appointment.


The asphalt mines are open daily from 1 April to 1 November. Guided tours take place at 10.30 and 14.00 hours. In July and August there is an additional guided tour at 12.00 and 16.00 hours.
The Absinthe House is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 hours and on Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00 hours. 

Availability Today (Sunday) open

The offer is available from 1 April to 31 October 2024.

Subject to change without prior notice

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train via Neuchâtel to Noiraigue.



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