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The exceptional location of the Hotel Palafitte will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors like nowhere else. From its pavilion or nearby, we suggest a few ideas to accompany your stay.



In summer

On the water

From your private terrace, access the hotel's largest natural swimming pool! Ideal for a refreshing dip, Lake Neuchâtel has many surprises in store for those who take the time to observe it.

Go and meet it on board our kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, which are available free of charge to our guests.

Not far away, water sports enthusiasts will appreciate a session of towed water skiing on the largest lake in Switzerland.

To enjoy the full extent of the lake, boat rental from the hotel's pontoon can also be arranged.

Information at the hotel reception


On land

The Neuchâtel region is full of charming routes for walking, cycling or rollerblading. Some even pass in front of the hotel! Discover them here.
Borrow one of the hotel's electric bikes to discover the city and its surroundings, with your hair blowing in the wind!

Electric bike rental at the hotel reception
Price: Half day: CHF 35 / Full day: CHF 60

Ideal for families or those nostalgic for sliding sports, summer sledging is an activity not to be missed. Located in Fontaines, on the La-Vue-des-Alpes pass, the Toboggan and its 700m steel track welcomes you all year round.
Guaranteed sensations and a breathtaking view of the lake and the mountains!

Halfway between land and air, the Chaumont Adventure Park is a playground for young and old in the heart of the Peseux forest and offers tree climbing courses for all ages and levels.
The site has also created a unique outdoor Laser Game with various scenarios, spread over an area of 5000 m2.

In the air

From Chaumont or from the surroundings of the Chasseral summit, discover the Neuchâtel region from the air with a tandem paraglider.

Another way to explore the surroundings, with a touch of euphoria and adrenaline.

In winter

In the snow

When you think of Switzerland in winter, you think of skiing... And the Neuchâtel region is no exception, with 12 areas perfect for indulging in the pleasures of snow sports. Easily accessible, close to everything and nestled in the heart of majestic landscapes, these natural playgrounds with their gentle slopes offer the joys of skiing to lovers of the great outdoors and wide open spaces. From Crêt-Meuron, with its magnificent views of the Alps, to Verrières, nestling on the edge of the Val de Travers, via Côte-aux-Fées and its enchanting landscapes, strap on your snowboards and discover the region in style!

Quieter, but just as magnificent, are the numerous Nordic trails, snowshoe paths and marked cross-country ski runs, inviting you to enjoy countless walks at your own pace. Whether you're a sporty type or a more contemplative one.

For a different way to enjoy the white landscape and its mysteries with the whole family, set off on a treasure hunt from La Tourne or La Brévine along footpaths dotted with signs and riddles to be solved as the game progresses. As a reward, a delicious chocolate fondue awaits adventurers young and old for a gourmet moment in the comforting warmth of a local restaurant.

On the ice

Gentle slopes, forests of fir trees, little paths embroidered with stone walls... The Neuchâtel region sometimes looks like the Far North.

The ideal backdrop for braving the cold and putting on your skates for a few pirouettes on the ice. Whether indoors or outdoors, there's no shortage of ice rinks in the region.

And sometimes, thanks to the magic of the persistent cold, the bucolic Lac des Taillières is transformed into an expanse of natural ice where you can glide and brave the invigorating temperature of the Vallée de la Brévine, nicknamed the Siberia of Switzerland.

Into the fire

Beneficial for the cardiovascular system and immunity, and above all good for the head for that little boost they offer in the heart of winter, winter bathing in the cold waters of the lake is becoming increasingly popular.

It's a real rejuvenating bath that you can take at the foot of the hotel, remembering of course to adapt your swimming time to the temperature of the water.
For those who want to alternate between hot and cold, the Finnika sauna, a seasonal sauna set up in a wooden caravan on the banks of the lake at Serrières, welcomes up to twelve people for a warm bath before or after a dip in the clear, cool waters and a cup of hot tea by the stove.