Post conference day trip

Day trip in Val de Travers

The post conference day trip (September 7) will include an excursion to the Natural rock cirque Creux du Van. This regional icon has been created by the eroding power of water and ice millennia ago. On top, a breath-taking panoramic view is expecting the hiker. The tour will also comprise a lunch at asphalt mines of de la Presta (18th – 20th century) followed by a visit of this industrial heritage. Finally the participants will enjoy a visit of the absinth museum in Môtiers where an absinth tasting experience will be proposed to the interested participants.

Detailed programme

Morning

08h45 Departure from Neuchâtel, Collège de la Promenade
Group 1
09h45 Arrival to Creux du Van, Guided tour in english (45-60 min)
11h00 Departure from Creux du Van to Mines d’asphalte (Asphalt mines)
Group 2
09h30 Arrival at the Maison de l’Absinthe (Absinthe Museum) in Môtiers
Free visit
10h30 Travel by bus from the Maison de l’Absinthe to the Mines d’asphalte
10h45 Guided tour of the Mines d’asphalte in english (1h)
Group 1 and 2
11h45 Meal at the Café des Mines, Menu Ste-Barbe :

Mixed salad
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Ham cooked in asphalt
Dauphinian gratin and green beans
or vegetarian alternative
Fried eggs or local cheeses
Dauphinian gratin and green beans
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Absinthe Glazed Parfait

Afternoon

Group 1
13h15 Guided tour of the Mines d’asphalte in english
14h30 Travel by bus to Maison de l’Absinthe
Free visit
15h45 Departure by bus to Neuchâtel, Collège de la Promenade (arrival around 16h30)
Group 2
13h15 Departure by bus to Creux du Van
13h45 Guided tour in english (45-60 min)
15h15 Departure by bus to Neuchâtel, Collège de la Promenade (arrival around 16h15)