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.

08h41 Departure from  the Neuchâtel’s train Station, to Môtiers
09h17 Arrival to Môtiers’s train station
09h30 Arrival at the Maison de l’Absinthe (Absinthe Museum) in Môtiers (5min walk from the train station)
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)
12h15 Meal at the Café des mines Menu Ste-Barbe:

Mixed Salad


Ham cooked in asphalt

Dauphinian gratin and green beans

or vegetarian alternative

Fried eggs or local cheeses

Dauphinian gratin and green beans


Abshinthe Glazed Parfait

14h00 Departure by bus to Creux du Van
14h30 Guided tour in english (45-60 min)
15h45 Departure by bus to Couvet’s train station
16h15 Departure by train to Neuchâtel (arrival at 16h46)