Rue de l'Envers 16, 2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland
Käserei Spielhofer SA
Fromages Spielhofer is a dairy which produces cheese in the best traditional manner, using cutting-edge tools. We only use milk from our region and are in close contact with the farmers.
The family business is today run by its second generation of managers, Cédric and Florian Spielhofer. As manufacturer of Tête de Moine, we are a very active exporter and deliver to over 65 countries.
Are you visiting the region with a group of tourists? Are you planning an excursion with friends? Or an exciting day out for your staff?
The cheese factory Spielhofer PLC offers guided tours for groups of 10 people or more, with advance booking required. Over 1.5 to 2 hours, you will learn about the whole production process as well as visiting our maturing cellar and learning all about the history and distinctive characteristics of Spielhofer. And the tour is obviously rounded off with a wine and cheese tasting session.
Monday to Friday: 8 am to noon and 1.30 to 6 pm
Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm
At least 10 people or CHF 150 minimum
Price: CHF 15/person
Visit and tasting on request.
Rue des Noyettes, St-Imier, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Immerse yourself in the world of Longines and discover the values and philosophy of the brand with the winged hourglass, its many projects and events, and its celebrity brand ambassadors around the world. The Swiss watchmaker supports many sporting events around the world and has become a true symbol of passion and the pursuit of perfection.
Multilingual visit on request.
Grand-Rue 21, 2608 Courtelary, Switzerland
Chocolat Camille Bloch SA
Come to experience a magic moment at CHEZ Camille Bloch, the Visitor Center for the Ragusa and Torino brands, in our production facility at Courtelary in the beautiful region of Chasseral. Easily accessible by road and rail yet still wonderfully preserved, we can promise you a unique and authentic experience that will awake all your senses.
Far more than just a chocolate museum, CHEZ Camille Bloch will take you on a voyage of flavours and discoveries where you yourself are one of the participants. Come to spend an unforgettable moment in our company, savour life to the full and share our passion for chocolate.
You can share with us the a key moments in the company’s history, gain direct experience of production and join in interactive experiences by following the Discovery World. This visit will appeal to all your senses and leave you with an unforgettable gourmet experience.
In the Workshop you can experience the know-how of Camille Bloch and join a course that is not available anywhere else.
After this, you can drop in to the Bistrot and discover the sweet delights and beverages made with the company’s products and try some of the region’s specialities. A terrace and an area for games encourage you to relax.
Finally, you come to the Shop, a real chocolate emporium with a huge assortment of the chocolatier’s wares, including exclusive offers for you to enjoy yourself or give as presents.
Visit and tasting on request.
Route de Tramelan 16, 2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland
They are firmly anchored in the Jurassic limestone - and that is a good thing: Because when the wind sweeps strongly over Mont-Crosin and Mont-Soleil, the 16 wind turbines are put under great strain. Visit the largest wind farm in Switzerland and gain an insight into a fascinating technology.
You will get to know the inner workings of a wind turbine on a guided tour. Your competent guide will provide you with first-hand information on the subject of wind energy.
Visit on request.
Les Murs 1, 2336 Les Bois, Switzerland
Golf Club Les Bois
In the heart of the Franches Montagnes, in a fabulous landscape of wooded pastures, you will find one of the most beautiful courses in Switzerland.
The know-how of architect Jeremy Pern has made this eighteen-hole course, which is laid out in two stages, perfectly homogeneous.
Holes 1 to 9, which were opened in 1999, offer beautiful golfing prospects, with the pond strategically placed between holes 4-6-7.
Holes 10 to 18, opened in 1995 amidst century-old fir trees, are crowned by holes 14-15-16, which are worth the trip on their own.
Golfers of all levels appreciate the technical quality of the course, the tranquillity and natural beauty of the site, as well as the warm welcome they receive. That's why you'll love to come and play in Les Bois!
10, Rue du Quarre Boveresse, 2113 Boveresse, Switzerland
Absinthe la Valote Martin Sàrl
Its secret: the love of a product, of a story and of a region. Distilled in Boveresse (Switzerland), this crystal clear Absinthe has an exquisite flavour. Its aroma is made up of 10 different herbs (grande wormwood, petite wormwood, Melissa, hyssop, peppermint), grown, for the most part, in the Valley of Val-de-Travers. This is the region where the “Green Fairy” was first born in 1760. The production of Absinthe (plant cultivation, drying and distillation) has largely contributed to the region’s economic growth.
By 1910 the Fairy was forced underground with the implementation of the 1908 Swiss Government Act that banned the production of Absinthe; hereby creating the myth that still lives today.
Many local clandestine distillers kept the tradition alive throughout the 20th Century. Francis Martin was one of them. When the ban was lifted in 2005, Francis jumped at the chance to share his passion for the “Green Fairy” with a wider clientele, in order to produce it legally and to maintain its distillation in its home region. His recipe has not changed; absintheurs appreciate it as ever before. The eldest among them can often be caught saying that it reminds them of the Absinthe of their youth. In 2014, Francis’ son Philippe, takes over the distillery and will carry on a family know-how tradition.
Visit and tasting on request.
Rue des Roches 31, St-Imier, Switzerland
Funiculaire Saint-Imier-Mont-Soleil SA
Passenger transport Saint-Imier to Mont-Soleil. Funisolaire Mont-Soleil passenger transport to Saint-Imier. Hire of electric bikes at the top station in summer. Hire of Sagways at the top station in summer. Hire of scooters at the top station in summer. Hire of snowshoes and poles at the top station in winter. Children's ski lift at the top station in winter.
Other offers and services on request.