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Le Crêt-du-Locle (A)
Lycée Blaise-Cendrars (B)

via Chapeau Rablé

5,77km • 1hr 45mins • quite difficult

Start (A)
Bus 360 or train
Get off at: Le Crêt-du-Locle
Timetable 360

End (B)
Bus 301
Get off at: Lycée Blaise-Cendrars
Timetable 301

Level of difficulty: quite difficult
Distance: 5,77 km
Variation in altitude: +253 m; -210 m
Length: 1hr 45 mins
Altitude at start: 1015 m
Altitude at end: 1058 m
Highest point: Chapeau Rablé ski-lift, 1234 m
Season: April-November or when there's no snow
Panorama: magnificent view of the whole town and the Jura mountains, from the north
Restaurant des Endroits
Buvette du Maillard
Restaurant thaïlandais Siam-Orchidée

Description of the path:start from the Crêt-du-Locle station (A). Follow the main road to the right, then turn left near the airport (1) following the yellow footpath signs towards Les Endroits. Go through fields and forest to reach the Endroits plateau (the 4 star hotel with spa (2) is a little further on). Continue uphill, first on a tarmac road and then (3) a gravel road, to the top of the Chapeau Rablé ski-lift (4): full view of the town and of the Jura, from the Chasseral to the Chasseron. Go down the forest path into the residential district of Chapeau Rablé (5), which is an interesting area of modern terraced housing. Catch the bus to the station from the bus-stop near the Lycée Blaise-Cendrars (B), or walk down past Le Corbusier's Villa Turque (6), as wel as other houses owned by watch manufacturers, and factories built in the early 20th century

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