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Creux du Van, Gorgier

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At Creux du Van, hike around an amphitheatre-shaped natural rock formation situated within a large nature reserve. Created by natural water erosion from a glacier millions of years ago, the semi-circular formation is 1,400 m (4,593 ft) wide and 150 m (492 ft) deep. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, such as lynx and ibex. The formation offers views from above and can be accessed by car or foot. Stop by one of the farms with animals or one of the small restaurants on your way up. Be careful, as the area is not fenced, and the drop is steep. To visit Creux du Van and other attractions in Gorgier, use our Gorgier trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • A beautiful place for nature wonderers. The canyon is massive, the natural park is huge. We went autumn to winter time and we totally loved it. If you love peace of mind and a place to feel closer to....  more
    A beautiful place for nature wonderers. The canyon is massive, the natural park is huge. We went autumn to winter time and we totally loved it. If you love peace of mind and a place to feel closer to....  more »
  • If you decide to hike up to and back down on a round trip of the Creux du Van, keep in mind that it’ll cost you about 22,000 steps and approx. 700 vertical meters. The path is very steep and rocky on....  more
    If you decide to hike up to and back down on a round trip of the Creux du Van, keep in mind that it’ll cost you about 22,000 steps and approx. 700 vertical meters. The path is very steep and rocky on....  more »
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  • Creux du Van is an amazing place for a low altitude hike in the Western part of Switzerland. The hike around the formation is relatively easy and can be done from end of March. The hike is approximately 12km and has elevation gain of 770 meters. It can be completed with a good overall fitness level. I suggest to take nordic sticks with you. Definetly a musst If you would like to enjoy the nature and the scenic view!
  • Nice view, recommended for people who like hiking up to the hill. Or you can drive up and walk a little to the viewpoint. The soft cream at the restaurant is very delicious.

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