As soon as we exited the heavily forested path in the gorge, we were greeted with an awesome, sunny view of Lake Biel/Bienne and the surrounding vineyards. There were a few workers out harvesting the grapes, but they all got shy when I asked to take their photo.
I mentioned in Part 1 that Martin and I had not done much research prior to beginning this hike, so the gorge was a total surprise. A totally awesome, amazing surprise. It was such a magical place, the photos definitely don’t do it justice.
This next set of photos is the portion of the hike after the summit of Mont Sujet and before we reached Gorges de Douanne.
This past Saturday, Martin and I caught a train out to Biel/Bienne where we met up with Martin’s co-worker, Michael, our trusted guide for the day. We hadn’t done much research prior to the hike so we had no idea what to expect. It turned out to be a fantastic day, offering us an array of terrain, weather conditions and jaw dropping views.
The hike, including breaks, took seven and a half hours (my legs are still sore). I took 180 photos, so I’ve decided to post them throughout the week.
This first set of photos is from the beginning of our hike. We took a bus from Biel/Bienne up to Les Prés-d’Orvin and hiked to the summit of Mont Sujet. Throughout the morning, fog and mist crept in through the trees, giving an eerie effect to the scenery.