After climbing to the top of La Dôle near the national border, the hiking trail leads through forests to vineyards and Nyon, a small town in a superb location.
The highlight of the tour is the natural rock amphitheatre of Creux du Van, Swiss equivalent of the Grand Canyon. From up here, enjoy a splendid view of Lake Neuchâtel.
The top of the Vue des Alpes pass is not far from watch metropolis La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Which cities and towns does the E-path pass through
About 210 km
Ground path of the E-path
Jura Höhenweg, Thurweg, ViaRhenana, Bodensee-Uferweg, Rheintaler Höhenweg, Kulturspur Appenzellerland
There is no publication for E4 in Switzerland as a whole. But SchweizMobil has several maps that cover the route.
SchweizMobil (see above)
Official map showing all hiking trails (swisstopo)
Switzerland has three types of hiking trails which are marked differently:
Crossing other E-paths
E2: La St-Cergue till Saint-Cergue Village
There are many ways to accommodate, e.g. Wanderhotels
You can buy food in a supermarket or visit a bistro, café or restaurant. Alternatively, there are fireplaces along the way.
Almost all stops on the E4 are connected to public transport. This is the official website of Swiss federal railways: SBB CFF FFS
Here you can plan your hike: Plan’n’hike
What is always needed: shoes suitable for the hike, rain and sun protection, warm clothing and a snack.