2 Panorama Bike
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2 Panorama Bike

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Panorama Bike

Stage 12, Schwarzsee–Charmey

Route report
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Deep blue Lake Schwarzsee lies in a rock basin surrounded by rugged cliffs. Cross the language border and continue past the idyllically situated Carthusian monastery at Valsainte and on to the Pays de Gruyère, known worldwide for its cheese.
Nestling in a rugged, pre-Alpine landscape of striking rocks and gentle hills lies the Schwarzsee lake. The stage starts with a leisurely ride along the north shore, followed by a steep climb to the Balisa Pass.

Across flowery meadows and past several alpine farms, a mountain road leads us over the highest point of the stage. The multilingual names in this area tell us that we are now directly on the border between German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland. The further we descend, the clearer this is.

With the solitary peak of the Moléson and the Fribourg pre-Alps in sight, we pass La Valsainte, Switzerland’s only existing Carthusian monastery, before finally reaching our day’s destination in Charmey. In this charming pre-Alpine village, French is in fact the main language. It is always fascinating how quickly one enters another cultural region in Switzerland.
Deep blue Lake Schwarzsee lies in a rock basin surrounded by rugged cliffs. Cross the language border and continue past the idyllically situated Carthusian monastery at Valsainte and on to the Pays de Gruyère, known worldwide for its cheese.
Nestling in a rugged, pre-Alpine landscape of striking rocks and gentle hills lies the Schwarzsee lake. The stage starts with a leisurely ride along the north shore, followed by a steep climb to the Balisa Pass.

Across flowery meadows and past several alpine farms, a mountain road leads us over the highest point of the stage. The multilingual names in this area tell us that we are now directly on the border between German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland. The further we descend, the clearer this is.

With the solitary peak of the Moléson and the Fribourg pre-Alps in sight, we pass La Valsainte, Switzerland’s only existing Carthusian monastery, before finally reaching our day’s destination in Charmey. In this charming pre-Alpine village, French is in fact the main language. It is always fascinating how quickly one enters another cultural region in Switzerland.
15 km
Asphalted: 7 km
Natural surface: 8 km
of which Singletrail: 3 km
500 m | 660 m
easy | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schwarzsee, Gypsera
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Push-only passage
Pushing sections: Schwarzsee–Charmey approx. 10 min. / Charmey–Schwarzsee approx. 10 min.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Charmey (Gruyère) TChV
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Services

Accommodation

Anna’s Bed & Breakfast
Anna’s Bed & Breakfast
Schwarzsee
Hostellerie am Schwarzsee
Hostellerie am Schwarzsee
Schwarzsee
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Bookable offers

Top of Berner Oberland and Top of Jungfraujoch
Top of Berner Oberland and Top of Jungfraujoch
2 Panorama Bike Fribourg
2 Panorama Bike Fribourg
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Places

Schwarzsee
Schwarzsee
Charmey
Charmey
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Swimming

Les Bains de la Gruyère Charmey
Les Bains de la Gruyère Charmey
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization