Chasseral – nature reserve in the Jura


The Chasseral, at 1606 meters, is the highest peak in the Bernese Jura in the northwest of the canton of Bern. Since November 2022, the region has been known as “Grand Chasseral” in reference to its highest peak. The Nods Chasseral transmitter is located just 80 meters east of the summit, while the Hôtel Chasseral has stood 1.25 kilometers to the west since 1875.

The Chasseral offers a breathtaking 360° panorama. The mountain is the dominant landform of the Parc régional Chasseral nature park.



To the north of the Grand Chasseral are the typical wooded pastures of the Jura and the largest wind farm in Switzerland, located between Mont-Crosin and Mont-Soleil. On the south side, the beauty of the three-lake region (Biel, Neuchâtel and Morat) and the majestic Alpine chain on the horizon are revealed.

The Chasseral is also a paradise for active leisure enthusiasts, offering attractive opportunities at any time of year. In summer, it is an ideal hiking area and serves as the starting point for the 8th stage of the Chemin des Crêtes du Jura, which leads into the Val-de-Ruz. This gently sloping path is very popular with families. The bravest can embark on the adventure of reaching the Chasseral antenna via the Combe-Grède nature reserve – a challenging climb that involves climbing ladders to reach the finish.

In winter, the Chasseral is transformed into a cross-country skiing paradise with the trails of the Nordic Center in Les Prés-d’Orvin. The various routes are also suitable for snowshoeing, while skiers can descend the slopes in the Savagnières, Nods and Prés-d’Orvin areas.

The Chasseral is also an unspoiled natural area and forms the heart of the Chasseral Nature Park. Here, visitors can enjoy the unspoiled nature and the diverse flora and fauna to the full.

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