After a packed day, enjoy the sunset hours at a comfortable B&B.
Sunset at the Creux du Van is an incomparable experience.
Whether you visit in winter or summer, the Jura & Three Lakes region offers a breathtaking natural backdrop for your stay. The Creux du Van, for example, is a gigantic natural amphitheater with vertical rock walls that rise over 160 m above the deep valley basin below. The view from the top of the horseshoe is a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the lakes of the central plateau, the Alps, the valleys of the Jura, and France.
Anyone who has not yet seen a wetland landscape should head to the Etang de la Gruyère nature reserve. The upland moor extends across 56 hectares and has a peat layer that is nine meters thick, formed since the end of the ice ages. In the 17th century, an earthwork was built to dam the pond to operate a mill. A circular path leads around this blackest of lakes.
A trip to St. Peter's Island on Lake Biel or a visit to Grandson Castle should also be on your list of things to see. And if that isn't enough for you, walk the Crête du Chasseral ridge, along a magical path through forests, meadows, and a karst landscape with countless natural sinkholes. You can see across the entire central plateau down to the Alps.
Don't ignore the region’s charming towns and villages, however. Among the best-known are Biel/Bienne, Neûchatel, Murten, Delémont, St-Ursanne, Estavayer-le-Lac, Payerne, Yverdon-les-Bains and La Chaux-de-Fonds. They invite you to stroll and relax as you browse their boutiques and stop for a bite at their local restaurants.
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Yoga and Hiking Holidays
Yoga, hiking, and relaxing in beautiful Malcantone. We start the morning with an inspiring yoga class with Michela. After a hearty brunch, we enjoy the day hiking, reading, and relaxing. The arrangement also includes a soothing massage. Before dinner, we end the day with a relaxing Yin Yoga session. We go on a full-day hike with Christian. This yoga and hiking week is suitable for every level. https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Workshops_&_retreats_2021_en
Press Flowers and Leaves
Do you love nature? We are happy to accompany you collecting flowers and leaves, which are then professionally pressed and dried. We will guide you in assembling them into a wonderful picture. Ideal to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself. This course is free of charge.
Luggage Rack: Handcrafted in Gruyère
Luggage rack made of beech wood, handcrafted in Gruyère. Treated with natural oil. Foldable and easy to store. Can be used as a table by placing a tray on the durable textile straps. Standard size: 64 cm (H) x 55 cm (L) x 41 cm (W). Made to measure upon request, spare parts. Price: 1 = CHF 115; 2 = CHF 110 / piece; from 3 = CHF 95 / piece Transport costs: 1 = CHF 12; 2 = CHF 18
Cable Car and Funicular
The price for the bed and breakfast includes 2 tickets for free use of the cable cars (from May to October). - Cable car “Valbianca” from Airolo https://www.airolo.ch/en/summer-activities-leventina.php - Funicular railway “Ritom” https://www.ritom.ch/en/funicular/ - Cable car “Tremorgio” https://www.aet.ch/DE/Seilbahn-Tremorgio-36f67a00 - NEW since summer 2020 cable car “Faido-Pianaselva” and chairlift “Carì” www.faido.ch/Impianti-di-risalita-2dc00c00 For reservations, please contact B&B Gottardo directly.
We offer individual menus. From simple local specialties, such as Gersauer Käsekuchen (cheesecake) with green salad variation, to a 6-course surprise menu paired with our carefully-selected wines, we have the perfect dinner for every taste and palate. (We are also mindful of various special dietary needs). From CHF 15.00-65.00. Wines CHF 30.00 - 80.00.
Painting Courses with Acrylic Paints
Have you ever wanted to take a painting course but never had the time? Now would be the ideal time to combine holidays with such a course. We will show you how to use colours and how to use templates for your paintings. This course is free of charge.
Spacious and Cosy Dormitory for a Maximum of 8 People
Our house has a spacious and cosy dormitory with 8 beds, a bathroom, and a small balcony with a view of the mountains. It is the ideal accommodation for hikers. We ask our guests to bring their sleeping bags and towels for their stay. See you soon!
Whisky Tasting in the Whisky Lounge
You can book a whisky tasting with family or friends in our traditional British-style whisky lounge (up to 8 people). Enjoy a cosy evening with fine single-malt whiskies and gin. Please contact us for more information. https://www.edwards-music.ch/whisky-and-more.shtml
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