Chemin du Gruyère
Chemin du Gruyère

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Chemin du Gruyère

Chemin du Gruyère

Charmey–Gruyères

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Chemin du Gruyère

Chemin du Gruyère

The Chemin du Gruyère is full of surprises: the wild, romantic Lac de Montsalvens, the spectacular Jaun-Schlucht (gorge) and the famous Gruyères Castle.
The charming mountain village of Charmey offers numerous attractions: the Gruyère spas, many chapels, the «Musée du Pays et Val de Charmey» and La Valsainte, the last Carthusian monastery in Switzerland. The Alpine cheese dairy on the scenic mountain, Vounetz (1627m), reached by aerial cableway, still makes Le Gruyère AOC cheese in the traditional way.

The most spectacular part of the hike begins shortly after Charmey, at Lac de Montsalvens. The route leads via wooden bridges and rock galleries through the wild gorge of the Jaunbach. Limestone rock walls and glacial potholes accompany you along the way. A small adventurous excursion for the whole family. Old «Notre-Dame des Marches» pilgrimage church from 1636 in Broc.

The route continues over the «Le Pont qui branle» wooden bridge to Gruyères, home of the famous Gruyère AOC cheese. A visit to the old town and its famous castle becomes a stroll through eight centuries of architecture, history and culture. For example, discover the treasures of the former Counts of Gruyères. The beauty of Himalayan art can be admired in the Tibet Museum, where you can also step into the world of fantastic art by HR Giger.
The Chemin du Gruyère is full of surprises: the wild, romantic Lac de Montsalvens, the spectacular Jaun-Schlucht (gorge) and the famous Gruyères Castle.
The charming mountain village of Charmey offers numerous attractions: the Gruyère spas, many chapels, the «Musée du Pays et Val de Charmey» and La Valsainte, the last Carthusian monastery in Switzerland. The Alpine cheese dairy on the scenic mountain, Vounetz (1627m), reached by aerial cableway, still makes Le Gruyère AOC cheese in the traditional way.

The most spectacular part of the hike begins shortly after Charmey, at Lac de Montsalvens. The route leads via wooden bridges and rock galleries through the wild gorge of the Jaunbach. Limestone rock walls and glacial potholes accompany you along the way. A small adventurous excursion for the whole family. Old «Notre-Dame des Marches» pilgrimage church from 1636 in Broc.

The route continues over the «Le Pont qui branle» wooden bridge to Gruyères, home of the famous Gruyère AOC cheese. A visit to the old town and its famous castle becomes a stroll through eight centuries of architecture, history and culture. For example, discover the treasures of the former Counts of Gruyères. The beauty of Himalayan art can be admired in the Tibet Museum, where you can also step into the world of fantastic art by HR Giger.
11 km | 1 Stage
380 m | 520 m
3 h 15 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Charmey (Gruyère), village
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Season

Season
The Gorge de la Jonge is closed from November to April. Further information can be obtained at La Gruyère Tourisme.

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Lac de Montsalvens, Barrage - Motélon
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Storm damage
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Gruyères
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Contact

La Gruyère Tourisme
Place des Alpes 26
1630 Bulle
Tel. +41 (0)848 424 424
info@la-gruyere.ch
www.la-gruyere.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hôtel de Gruyères
Hôtel de Gruyères
Gruyères
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Bookable offers

Three Parks Tour
Three Parks Tour
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Places

Charmey
Charmey
Gruyères
Gruyères
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Places of interest

La Maison Cailler
La Maison Cailler
Castel of Gruyères
Castel of Gruyères
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
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Swimming

Les Bains de la Gruyère Charmey
Les Bains de la Gruyère Charmey
Swimming pool Broc
Swimming pool Broc
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization