Schlittelweg Sattels
Schlittelweg Sattels

Sledging

Schlittelweg Jaun

Jaun, Gastlosen Berghaus–Jaun, Fuessmatta

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Schlittelweg Jaun

The warm-up is brief and the pleasure of the descent is huge. The toboggan run that descends to Jaun features some vertiginous stretches and offers a magnificent view over the Gastlosen, the Bäderhorn, the Hochmatt, the plain leading to the village of Charmey and on to the Jura mountains.
The longest toboggan run in the canton of Fribourg starts directly from the Bärghus, which is located at the top station of the chairlift. A simple hike up to the panoramic viewing area is always charming. The view over the Chörblispitz, Combiflue, Schopfenspitz and Maischüpfen peaks is breathtaking, just like the one over the Gastlosen massif, with its razor-sharp peaks such as the Grossmutterloch. The limestone walls appeared there 160 million years ago, on a carbonate platform similar to the Bahamas we know today. They began to rise up 30 million years ago. The Gastlosen chain, also known as the “Swiss Dolomites”, extends for over 15 kilometres and is included in the inventory of geotopes of national significance.

The view now extends from the impressive ridges to the steep descent. The first part twists and turns as far as the Grossmuttersprung. Glide round the first S-shaped bend and then follow the winding trail through the forest as far as the refreshment stop at Les Sattels before heading on to the Gross Rüggli. At this point, you need to walk for a short distance. The bends start to get tighter again. Then work your way through the undergrowth to the bridge and cross the Sattelbach to reach your destination. From the end of the toboggan run, a 10-minute walk leads back to the starting point, the downhill station Gastlosenexpress.

If you arrive in Jaun at the right time, you might just be lucky enough to witness a particularly spectacular light show. The sun sometimes shines through the Grossmutterloch in the Gastlosen during the winter months and is visible from various points on the toboggan run (Chli Sattel, Gross Rüggli or Schattenhalb). The phenomenon lasts only a few minutes each time.
The warm-up is brief and the pleasure of the descent is huge. The toboggan run that descends to Jaun features some vertiginous stretches and offers a magnificent view over the Gastlosen, the Bäderhorn, the Hochmatt, the plain leading to the village of Charmey and on to the Jura mountains.
The longest toboggan run in the canton of Fribourg starts directly from the Bärghus, which is located at the top station of the chairlift. A simple hike up to the panoramic viewing area is always charming. The view over the Chörblispitz, Combiflue, Schopfenspitz and Maischüpfen peaks is breathtaking, just like the one over the Gastlosen massif, with its razor-sharp peaks such as the Grossmutterloch. The limestone walls appeared there 160 million years ago, on a carbonate platform similar to the Bahamas we know today. They began to rise up 30 million years ago. The Gastlosen chain, also known as the “Swiss Dolomites”, extends for over 15 kilometres and is included in the inventory of geotopes of national significance.

The view now extends from the impressive ridges to the steep descent. The first part twists and turns as far as the Grossmuttersprung. Glide round the first S-shaped bend and then follow the winding trail through the forest as far as the refreshment stop at Les Sattels before heading on to the Gross Rüggli. At this point, you need to walk for a short distance. The bends start to get tighter again. Then work your way through the undergrowth to the bridge and cross the Sattelbach to reach your destination. From the end of the toboggan run, a 10-minute walk leads back to the starting point, the downhill station Gastlosenexpress.

If you arrive in Jaun at the right time, you might just be lucky enough to witness a particularly spectacular light show. The sun sometimes shines through the Grossmutterloch in the Gastlosen during the winter months and is visible from various points on the toboggan run (Chli Sattel, Gross Rüggli or Schattenhalb). The phenomenon lasts only a few minutes each time.
6 km | 1 Stage
580 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival journey Musersbergli/Gastlose
A chair lift runs between Jaun, Kappelboden and the starting point of the route (Musersbergli - Gastlosen).
Timetable: Website mountain transport

Season

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

Hints

Light spectacle Grossmutterloch
More information about the light spectacle:
Grossmutterloch
Sledge hire
Sledges can be hired on site:
www.jaun-bergbahnen.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Jaun, Bergbahnen
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Contact

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

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