Announcing a new Meetup for Zurich Hike & Outdoor!
What: Jura Ridgeway Stage 7 - Frinvillier to Chasseral
When: May 17, 2009 8:15 AM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Day number 7................
Start - Frinvillier 10:00am
Finish - Chasseral 17:00
Distance - 17km
Total walking time -Approx 6 hours (not allowing for breaks and subject to change due to the pace of the group)
Ascent - 1,300m
Descent - 260m
Day 7 of the Jura Ridgeway. From Frinvillier, we begin the ascent up to the Chasseral. The steady climb takes us up to the top of the Chasseral with views of the lakes of Biel, Neuchatel and Murten. The route then descends down to Chasseral hotel. Note the last bus from here is 17:00. Though we can always hike down to Nods and catch a later bus from there.
More Info here
Note we start stage 7 from Frinvillier and not Orvin which adds a couple of Km to the hike
Link to stage
The train schedule is as follows:
Depart: Z?rich HB 08:30am - IR 2112
Arrive: Biel/Bienne 09:45am
Depart Biel/Bienne 09:50am R5064
Arrive Frinvillier Taubenloch 09:54am
Travel time: 1.5 hours
Please note that we will meet in Zurich HB under the big colourful angel at 8:15am. If you are running late and miss us, please go directly to the train and try to find us. If your coming from elsewhere, you can also meet us on the train or at Biel/Bienne at 09:45am. Those who are planning on doing this please let me know so we are not waiting for you in Zurich.
For any further information, or for any late comers on the day please don't hesitate to call me at 078 908 69 43.
Tickets - I have a GA so I do not need to purchase a ticket however for those who need to purchase tickets on the day, I believe there is a cheaper group option though I am not sure on the details of how many people are needed to qualify for a group discount. Maybe someone can enlighten me! For the moment I would advise that if we arrive at the meeting point on time then this should allow for us to sort it out then. For further hikes I'm sure we can plan ahead much better!! Apologies for my ignorance on the matter!
Recommended to bring along:
- sun/wind/rain protection (wind jacket,sun cream, glasses, hat etc)
- hiking boots recommended
- lunch (sandwich, chocolate etc.)
- water (at least 1 litre )
- basic first aid kit (I will be carrying one but it is always useful to have extra)
- maps of the area are also useful to bring if you have them
- a cheerful disposition and plenty of enthusiasm!
Disclaimer and small print
I reserve the right to cancel the hike at anytime if weather conditions or any other factors that may affect the safety of the group arise:
- be it before the event
- on the day of the event before the agreed start time
- or during the hike itself
In the event of a cancellation I will try to give as much notice as I can but please check the site the morning of the hike BEFORE you leave home. Weather conditions can change quickly and the decision to cancel may be sudden.
Everyone who takes part in the hike does so at their own risk
Each participant is responsible to ensure they have adequate health insurance and any other insurances that may be required
Whilst all care will be taken to keep the group together it may at times become necessary to split up due to pace, safety, or if someone needs to retire from the hike due to medical reasons.
OK so thats all the information, lets get hiking! I look forward to seeing you for day 7.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Zurich-Hike-Outdoor/calendar/10396150/