Parcours de la Monse
Parcours de la Monse

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours de la Monse

Parcours de la Monse

Charmey, Lodzetta–Charmey, Lodzetta

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Parcours de la Monse

Parcours de la Monse

Close to the village, «La Monse» snowshoe trail is accessible to most people. A short walk with no major difficulties, it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the village of Charmey.
Starting at «Lodzetta» (Charmey's waste reception centre), follow the waymarking that starts next to the picnic area. Stretch your legs with a short climb that takes you to the Monse valley.

At this point, the path becomes flatter. Walk as far as La Monse chapel with its magnificent roof made from wood shingles, which dates back to 1614. The mountain chalet alongside is the oldest one still in operation in Fribourg canton. It is a cube made of wooden beams, topped with a tall, pyramid-shaped roof made of wooden shingles. The timber work dates back to 1618. Continue your walk towards a telecommunications mast. Then cross the valley to return to your starting point, walking on the other side of the valley. As you pass, you can admire a remarkable dry-stone wall, which provides a home for numerous insect and reptile species during the winter.

This walk is accessible to all and does not present any particular difficulties. The route can be walked in either direction.
Close to the village, «La Monse» snowshoe trail is accessible to most people. A short walk with no major difficulties, it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the village of Charmey.
Starting at «Lodzetta» (Charmey's waste reception centre), follow the waymarking that starts next to the picnic area. Stretch your legs with a short climb that takes you to the Monse valley.

At this point, the path becomes flatter. Walk as far as La Monse chapel with its magnificent roof made from wood shingles, which dates back to 1614. The mountain chalet alongside is the oldest one still in operation in Fribourg canton. It is a cube made of wooden beams, topped with a tall, pyramid-shaped roof made of wooden shingles. The timber work dates back to 1618. Continue your walk towards a telecommunications mast. Then cross the valley to return to your starting point, walking on the other side of the valley. As you pass, you can admire a remarkable dry-stone wall, which provides a home for numerous insect and reptile species during the winter.

This walk is accessible to all and does not present any particular difficulties. The route can be walked in either direction.
3 km | 1 Stage
190 m | 190 m
1 h 30 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Charmey (Gruyère), Le Chêne
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Season

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

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired locally at the Luthy sports store in Charmey.
www.luthy-sport.ch

Contact

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

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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.
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