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    Walking through the Twannbach Gorge

    (Biel) - Magglingen - Twannbachschlucht - Twann

    Walking through the Twannbach Gorge

    (Biel) - Magglingen - Twannbachschlucht - Twann

    This particular tour is a popular one because it is an easy 30-minute walk through the gorge, and to get to the top of the gorge is a pleasant walk through a wooded trail after a funicular ride from the city of Biel. Along the way are a couple of nice picnic areas with options to make campfires, so definitely a favourite for a family outing, expecially on a Sunday.

    The gorge is full of waterfalls and waters slides, lush vegetation, with an interesting pedestrian walkway hewn out of the Jura Limestone. You emerge above the little vineyard town of Twann (most of the area here are vineyards) and from the town of Twann you can take a boat ride on Lake Biel to admire the coastline.

    This is definitely an outing recommended for a hot summer day, as the air in the gorge is cool, and most of the rest of the walk is through the cool forest on the hill to the West of Lake Biel.

     

    Published on 05.07.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 03.07.2016
    Published on 05.07.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 03.07.2016

    Route Details

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    Region
    Jura
    Time Required
    3 hours
    Distance
    10 km
    Ascent
    111 m
    Descent
    555 m
    Season Start / Season End
    January - December
    Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
    Panorama
    Experience
    Points of Interest
    Twannbach Gorge, Village of Twann, Boat ride on Lake Biel
    Starting Point
    Train Station Biel
    Starting Point with Public Transport
    Destination
    Twann
    Return with Public Transport
    Places to Eat
    Biel, Magglingen, Twannberg, Twannbachschlucht, Twann
    Accommodation
    Biel, Twann
    Things to Note
    Rocks in the gorge may be slippery if wet. At the lower entrance of the gorge, a donation of 2 Fr. per person is requested.

    Route Description

    00:00: From the train station in Biel, follow the brown route markers to the funicular.

    00:10: From the base station of the Magglingen/Macolin Funicular, ride up to Magglingen.

    00:10: From the summit station of the Funicular, follow the trail markers toward Twannberg / Twann.

    01:40: At the Hotel Twannberg, continue in the direction of Twannbachschlucht / Twann.

    01:45: After the parking lot at the hotel, turn right on the forest trail. There is a nice picnic area right here. Then continue in the direction of Twannbachschlucht / Twann.

    02:10: Reach the Restaurant Twannbachschlucht. Just below the restaurant is a picnic spot with grills. The trail through the gorge starts here, first on a wide gravel road, then over winding paths and a trail hewn out of the Jura Limestone.

    02:40 Reach the lower entrance to the gorge. A donation of 2 Fr. per person is requested at the manned booth, for upkeep of the gorge trail. Continue to Twann railway station.

    02:55 Reach the railway station. Through a tunnel below the station you can also catch a boat to Biel or Erlach at the Twann boat dock.

     

     

     

     

     

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