274 Oberbach Trail
274 Oberbach Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Oberbach Trail

Oberbach Trail

Jaun, Oberbach–Oberfang–Büel–Jaun, Oberbach

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Oberbach Trail

Oberbach Trail

This richly contrasting trail runs alongside the river Jogne, revealing a magnificent view over the impressive ridge of the Gastlosen chain.
The route begins at the downhill station on the Gastlosenexpress of the cable car in the village of Jaun. The only German-speaking municipality in La Gruyère, the village perches 1,050 metres above sea level and as a result, is the highest location in Fribourg canton.

After crossing the bridge, the trail runs alongside the Jogne for a distance. It then climbs slowly to the Oberfang refuge before descending gently towards the Jogne. This stretch offers a magnificent view over the Gastlosen and the Bäderhore. The route then crosses the Abländschen street and follows the river to the right, climbing gently to the «gäge de Burpel». It then descends to «Zelg» in a loop, and crosses the road and a meadow for around 200 metres. On the way back, the view opens up from the right flank of the Jogne valley to the summit of the Combifluh with its avalanche protection system. The Schopfenspitz is also visible, while the impressive limestone walls of the Gastlosen can again be seen on the left.

After crossing the road one more time, the trail continues to climb to the opposite mountain pasture, winding its way to the Jaunpassstrasse, the highest point on the route. It continues on the sunny side of the hill to the level of the ski tow in Oberbach and then descends alongside the ski run to the starting point.
This richly contrasting trail runs alongside the river Jogne, revealing a magnificent view over the impressive ridge of the Gastlosen chain.
The route begins at the downhill station on the Gastlosenexpress of the cable car in the village of Jaun. The only German-speaking municipality in La Gruyère, the village perches 1,050 metres above sea level and as a result, is the highest location in Fribourg canton.

After crossing the bridge, the trail runs alongside the Jogne for a distance. It then climbs slowly to the Oberfang refuge before descending gently towards the Jogne. This stretch offers a magnificent view over the Gastlosen and the Bäderhore. The route then crosses the Abländschen street and follows the river to the right, climbing gently to the «gäge de Burpel». It then descends to «Zelg» in a loop, and crosses the road and a meadow for around 200 metres. On the way back, the view opens up from the right flank of the Jogne valley to the summit of the Combifluh with its avalanche protection system. The Schopfenspitz is also visible, while the impressive limestone walls of the Gastlosen can again be seen on the left.

After crossing the road one more time, the trail continues to climb to the opposite mountain pasture, winding its way to the Jaunpassstrasse, the highest point on the route. It continues on the sunny side of the hill to the level of the ski tow in Oberbach and then descends alongside the ski run to the starting point.
3 km | 1 Stage
180 m | 180 m
1 h 35 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Jaun, Kappelboden
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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.

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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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Gasserenweid–Jaun (Jaunpass)
Gasserenweid–Jaun (Jaunpass)
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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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