New Meetup: Jura Ridgeway Stage 9 - La Corbatiere - Vue des Alpes - Noiraigue

From: Jemma
Sent on: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:37 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Zurich Hike & Outdoor!

What: Jura Ridgeway Stage 9 - La Corbatiere - Vue des Alpes - Noiraigue

When: May 24,[masked]:45 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Day number 9.

Hike Info

Start - La Corbatiere 11:15am
Finish - Noiraigue 18:15
Distance - 25km
Total walking time -Approx 7 hours (not allowing for breaks and subject to change due to the pace of the group)
Ascent - 710m
Descent - 940m

Brief Description
Day 9 of the Jura Ridgeway. From La Corbatiere, we need to walk for about 3-4km before we rejoin the main route number 5 back at Vue des Alpes. From here we make the short 150m ascent up to Tete de Ran with views of the Chasseral telecomms tower behind us, the Bernese Oberland, the lake at Neuchatel and the Alps. The trail continues along a fairly flat route onwards towards Mont Racine at 1440m which is the highest point we reach on this section. The descent then starts towards La Tourne where there is an option to leave the hike and catch the bus back from here should anyone choose. From La Tourne its a short climb up to les Tablettes with a section like a mini Creux du Van. As we continue along we may be able to get a glimpse of the real Creux du Van which forms part of the next stage. As we approach the tv antenna the tricky part of the day begins with the steep and slippy descent 500m down to Noiraigue where we end our hike for the day.

More Info here

Link to stage 9

Travel Info

The train schedule is as follows:

Depart: Z?rich HB 09:04am - ICN 1516
Arrive: Biel/Bienne 10:13am

Depart Biel/Bienne 10:17am RE2864
Arrive La Chaux des Fonds 10:58am

Depart La Chaux des Fonds 11:02am R314
Arrive La Corbatiere 11:09am (this is a request stop only)

Travel time: 2 hours

Please note that we will meet in Zurich HB under the big colourful angel at 8:45am. 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 10:15am. 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[masked] 43.

For those who need to purchase tickets on the day it may be worth enquiring about a day pass as the journeys are now getting longer and more complex and therefore more expensive!

For those with a halftax card

1-day travelpass, valid from 9.00 a.m

With a 1-day travelpass valid from 9.00 a.m. for Half-Fare travelcard holders, you can travel at will as of 9.00 a.m. on Mondays to Fridays and with no early-morning restriction on Saturdays, Sundays and nationwide public holidays.

For second class, this costs 54CHF with a half tax card. You can also buy a multipack set 6 for the price of 5 which we could possibly utilise if there are enough people in the group and would work out at 45CHF each.

For those who do not have a half tax card

For second class a day pass is 64CHF and a multipack of 6 is 320CHF

Info about day card

Please note that a day card may not cover you for all parts of the journey if we need to use private railways, or "special" buses... we came across one of these last weekend and even those of us with a GA had to pay!

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
- camera
- 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 9.


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