282 Parcours de La Chia
282 Parcours de La Chia

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours de La Chia

Parcours de La Chia

Bulle, Buvette de La Chia–Bulle, Buvette de La Chia

Route report
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Parcours de La Chia

Parcours de La Chia

The snowshoe trail offers an extraordinary view over the Fribourg Pre-Alps and the Moléson in the foreground, the Lac de La Gruyère and the Gibloux.
You start the circular route at La Chia, the lowest mountain used for activities in La Gruyère, with a ski tow operated by volunteers. From the car park, follow the signs for walk no. 2, the Petit Tour de La Chia.

Heading off towards the east, you will see first Bulle, the main administrative centre for the district of La Gruyère, the Dent de Broc, the chain of Vanils and finally the Château de Gruyères, the second most-visited chateau in Switzerland after Chillon, which has been open to the public since 1938. The gentle slope is accessible to all and takes you through forests and pastures, with views from the clearings to the typical mountain chalets of La Gruyère, with names that are either poetic or derived from the local patois, such as La Grosse Oubèca, La Savais ou les Fours-Calabrê. Once you reach the Ou Chimbo chalet, continue up the winding path through the forest towards the summit of La Chia, from where you can look out over the plateau of French-speaking Switzerland.

The descent down the NW slope takes you through pastures and forests as you head towards the Jura. Then walk back to the Buvette des Amis de La Chia for refreshments after an invigorating excursion.
The snowshoe trail offers an extraordinary view over the Fribourg Pre-Alps and the Moléson in the foreground, the Lac de La Gruyère and the Gibloux.
You start the circular route at La Chia, the lowest mountain used for activities in La Gruyère, with a ski tow operated by volunteers. From the car park, follow the signs for walk no. 2, the Petit Tour de La Chia.

Heading off towards the east, you will see first Bulle, the main administrative centre for the district of La Gruyère, the Dent de Broc, the chain of Vanils and finally the Château de Gruyères, the second most-visited chateau in Switzerland after Chillon, which has been open to the public since 1938. The gentle slope is accessible to all and takes you through forests and pastures, with views from the clearings to the typical mountain chalets of La Gruyère, with names that are either poetic or derived from the local patois, such as La Grosse Oubèca, La Savais ou les Fours-Calabrê. Once you reach the Ou Chimbo chalet, continue up the winding path through the forest towards the summit of La Chia, from where you can look out over the plateau of French-speaking Switzerland.

The descent down the NW slope takes you through pastures and forests as you head towards the Jura. Then walk back to the Buvette des Amis de La Chia for refreshments after an invigorating excursion.
5 km | 1 Stage
360 m | 360 m
2 h 55 min
medium

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 15th of March (depending on snow levels).

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.
Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in clockwise direction.

Contact

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

Services

Places

Moléson-sur-Gruyères
Moléson-sur-Gruyères
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization