81 Fribourg en diagonale
81 Fribourg en diagonale

Hiking

Fribourg en diagonale

Fribourg en diagonale

Gruyères–Murten

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Fribourg en diagonale

Fribourg en diagonale

From the Pays de Gruyère to the Three Lakes Region and through the canton's principle tourist resorts of Gruyères, Fribourg and Murten. Discover typical Swiss landscapes: Alpine foothills and the agricultural, rolling hills of the Mittelland.
The route is intended for easy hiking, true to the motto «travelling also means being able to take a break». It leads along the border between the French and German-speaking regions. By visiting the medieval villages, it makes it possible to bring the history of the region to life and to discover the architecture and development of country houses in the villages as well as signs of the region’s economic boom. The varied landscape with its charming villages shows that it is possible to enjoy a contemporary lifestyle while ensuring that the natural world and historic cultural assets are respected.

The route is intended to be covered in three one-day stages but can be extended, depending on how much time is spent on visiting towns and sightseeing attractions.
From the Pays de Gruyère to the Three Lakes Region and through the canton's principle tourist resorts of Gruyères, Fribourg and Murten. Discover typical Swiss landscapes: Alpine foothills and the agricultural, rolling hills of the Mittelland.
The route is intended for easy hiking, true to the motto «travelling also means being able to take a break». It leads along the border between the French and German-speaking regions. By visiting the medieval villages, it makes it possible to bring the history of the region to life and to discover the architecture and development of country houses in the villages as well as signs of the region’s economic boom. The varied landscape with its charming villages shows that it is possible to enjoy a contemporary lifestyle while ensuring that the natural world and historic cultural assets are respected.

The route is intended to be covered in three one-day stages but can be extended, depending on how much time is spent on visiting towns and sightseeing attractions.
68 km | 3 Stages
1650 m | 1950 m
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Gruyères
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Arrival / return travel Murten
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Services

Accommodation

Hôtel de Gruyères
Hôtel de Gruyères
Gruyères
Hôtel Aux Remparts
Hôtel Aux Remparts
Fribourg
La Ferme
La Ferme
Barberêche
perron13
perron13
Murten
Hotel Schiff am See
Hotel Schiff am See
Murten
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Muntelier
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Places

Gruyères
Gruyères
Bulle
Bulle
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Murten
Murten
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Places of interest

Castel of Gruyères
Castel of Gruyères
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
La Maison Cailler
La Maison Cailler
Museum of the Gruyère Region
Museum of the Gruyère Region
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
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Swimming

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