“Water is life”. This simple law of nature also applies to the “Three-Lakes Region”. The Three-Lakes route crosses the nature reserves on the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel and their exceptional reed beds. Platforms have been built for the curious to observe the wildlife, offering exceptional views over the marshes.
The “Three-Lakes Region”, the triangle formed by Lake Bienne, Neuchâtel and Murten has become a landmark in its own right since the national Expo.02. Nature lovers will find plenty to explore within a fairly limited area, from the nature reserves along the shore to the reed beds, protected areas and educational trails. There is also plenty of offers for history enthusiasts and sports fans, with mediaeval towns to explore and museums to visit, and sandy beaches and paths to explore on foot, bike or simply by boat.
The Three-Lakes route is an accessible adventure for young and old, all year round. It mainly takes you along the shore of the lake, apart from a detour to Mont Vully. You can join the route wherever you choose, make each stage a day’s excursion and even combine it with a boat trip.
Its highlights include the BirdLife nature centre in La Sauge and the Pro Natura centre “Champ-Pittet” in the heart of the Grande Cariçaie, the largest lakeside wetland (or “Grosses Moos”) in Switzerland; crossing it on the boardwalks is an adventure for all your senses. The perfect way of getting to know the natural world: listen to what’s crawling here and flying there, study rare plants or climb the soaring tower and observe the marsh and its wildlife.
The suggested stages on the Three-Lakes route are as follows:
Follow the external links for more information about each stage.