203 Piste l'NRGique
203 Piste l'NRGique

Cross-country skiing

Piste l’NRGique

Piste l’NRGique

Monts-de-Riaz/Chalet Neuf–Monts-de-Riaz/Chalet Neuf

Route report
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Piste l’NRGique

Piste l’NRGique

Cross-country skiing routes in a variety of landscapes, from forest to peat bog and pasture. Just like being in Lapland or the pastures of the Jura, with the added bonus of the magnificent views over the Pre-Alps.
The adventure at the heart of the Gibloux starts at the refreshment area in Chalet-Neuf, in a wild clearing. Strap on your skis and you’ll soon find yourself in a smooth, rolling landscape, with a view of the little forest hut to your left. A short detour to the edge of the Monts-de-Riaz forest is well worth it for the magnificent view it offers over the Fribourg Pre-Alps. The Chalet-Neuf circuit continues through the pastures to the place called Les Gurles, which stands at the crossroads of all the Gibloux trails. At this point, you will have covered around 6 km.

In the second section, you head to the Far North on the Finlandia trail. As you head towards Les Pueys, the snow-covered pool in Les Bugnons, followed by the high marshland of Les Gurles and a brief foray into the peat bog in the midst of the birch trees offer a moment of escape. The trail then runs into the forest to join the pool in Maules, on your right as you leave the forest. This is a distance of around 9 km.

If fatigue sets in at this point, you can return to the crossroads in Les Gurles through the peat bog by cutting off to the left, while hardier souls can join the route to Maules. Once you have crossed the forest you will be at the crossroads in Les Gurles, with about 12 km on the clock. One final effort will bring you back to your starting point (a climb of around 1 km). Then you can relax in the pleasant stables in Chalet-Neuf, which have been converted into a pleasant winter refreshments area.
Cross-country skiing routes in a variety of landscapes, from forest to peat bog and pasture. Just like being in Lapland or the pastures of the Jura, with the added bonus of the magnificent views over the Pre-Alps.
The adventure at the heart of the Gibloux starts at the refreshment area in Chalet-Neuf, in a wild clearing. Strap on your skis and you’ll soon find yourself in a smooth, rolling landscape, with a view of the little forest hut to your left. A short detour to the edge of the Monts-de-Riaz forest is well worth it for the magnificent view it offers over the Fribourg Pre-Alps. The Chalet-Neuf circuit continues through the pastures to the place called Les Gurles, which stands at the crossroads of all the Gibloux trails. At this point, you will have covered around 6 km.

In the second section, you head to the Far North on the Finlandia trail. As you head towards Les Pueys, the snow-covered pool in Les Bugnons, followed by the high marshland of Les Gurles and a brief foray into the peat bog in the midst of the birch trees offer a moment of escape. The trail then runs into the forest to join the pool in Maules, on your right as you leave the forest. This is a distance of around 9 km.

If fatigue sets in at this point, you can return to the crossroads in Les Gurles through the peat bog by cutting off to the left, while hardier souls can join the route to Maules. Once you have crossed the forest you will be at the crossroads in Les Gurles, with about 12 km on the clock. One final effort will bring you back to your starting point (a climb of around 1 km). Then you can relax in the pleasant stables in Chalet-Neuf, which have been converted into a pleasant winter refreshments area.
13 km | 1 Stage
170 m | 170 m
classic+skating | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Maules, village
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Season

Winter season
Normal winter season: 15 December – 15 March, depending on snow levels.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation:
www.nrgi.ch

Signalization

Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in one direction: you are advised to follow the route in the direction indicated for safety reasons on the descents.

Hints

Ski rental and cross-country ski trail pass
Heated changing rooms are available. No showers. More information on the local cross-country skiing map and cross-country ski equipment hire:
www.aucoeurdesmonts.ch

Contact

La Gruyère Tourisme
Case postale 593
Place des Alpes 26
1630 Bulle
Tel. +41 (0)848 424 424
Fax. +41 (0)26 919 85 01
www.la-gruyere.ch/skidefond

Services

Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization