280 Parcours Montsoflo–Les Fornis
280 Parcours Montsoflo–Les Fornis

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours Montsoflo–Les Fornis

Parcours Montsoflo–Les Fornis

La Roche, Montsoflo–La Roche, Montsoflo

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Parcours Montsoflo–Les Fornis

Parcours Montsoflo–Les Fornis

This family walk is suitable for all and takes you to Montsoflo aux Fornis, where you can savour the panoramic view over the Lac de la Gruyère, bordered by the slopes of the Gibloux and then across the plateau to the Jura chain.
This easy, sunny route is ideal for those who are new to walking in snowshoes. It is also accessible for the whole family. Start in the parking area at the Auberge de Montsoflo or the car park in Le Brand and walk down to the hamlet of Montsoflo via a small path opposite the combined chair lift and ski tow. You will arrive back at the same point.

Once you have your snowshoes on, start by crossing the pasture, where everyone, young and old, can enjoy a clear view over the lake of La Gruyère, the Gibloux and the Moléson. The descent winds through the forest to the stream at Le Stoutz. If winter has done its work, you will see a beautiful frozen waterfall. Once you have crossed the stream, walk back up the left bank to where Les Fornis farm nestles into the hillside.

You will cross a few small tributaries of Le Stoutz as you return. Stop at the Auberge du Montsoflo or the Restaurant du Brand for a well-deserved rest.
This family walk is suitable for all and takes you to Montsoflo aux Fornis, where you can savour the panoramic view over the Lac de la Gruyère, bordered by the slopes of the Gibloux and then across the plateau to the Jura chain.
This easy, sunny route is ideal for those who are new to walking in snowshoes. It is also accessible for the whole family. Start in the parking area at the Auberge de Montsoflo or the car park in Le Brand and walk down to the hamlet of Montsoflo via a small path opposite the combined chair lift and ski tow. You will arrive back at the same point.

Once you have your snowshoes on, start by crossing the pasture, where everyone, young and old, can enjoy a clear view over the lake of La Gruyère, the Gibloux and the Moléson. The descent winds through the forest to the stream at Le Stoutz. If winter has done its work, you will see a beautiful frozen waterfall. Once you have crossed the stream, walk back up the left bank to where Les Fornis farm nestles into the hillside.

You will cross a few small tributaries of Le Stoutz as you return. Stop at the Auberge du Montsoflo or the Restaurant du Brand for a well-deserved rest.
5 km | 1 Stage
180 m | 180 m
2 h 05 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return La Roche FR, Montsoflo
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 15th of March (depending on snow levels).
Snow report
Information on current snow levels:
www.laberra.ch

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
This route is only signposted in counterclockwise direction.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired locally: Brodard Sport, +41 (0)26 413 28 80 oder+41 (0)78 708 64 58.

Contact

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

Services

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