"Freiburger Voralpenweg"

FRIBOURG REGION

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FRIBOURG REGION
FRIBOURG REGION

Discover the regional route n°78, the “Freiburger Voralpenweg”. The "Freiburger Voralpenweg" leads in five one-day stages from the medieval town of Fribourg past picturesque Schwarzsee, into the Gruyère region, then along the Gastlosen chain to verdant Pays d’Enhaut and down to the balloonists’ Mecca of Château-d’Oex.

Itinerary

Section 1 Fribourg–Plaffeien: 19 km
From the art and university city of Fribourg you follow the Galternschlucht (gorge) and a hilly route via St. Ursen (wooden storehouse) and Rechthalten (baroque church) to Plaffeien. Wonderful panorama of high plateaux and Jura.

Hiking time Height difference
Fribourg–Plaffeien 5 h 45 min 820 m
Plaffeien–Fribourg 5 h 30 min 600 m

Requirements
Grade: easy (hiking trail)/Conditions: medium

Section 1 Fribourg–Plaffeien/www.schweizmobil.ch


Section 2 Plaffeien–Schwarzsee: 10 km
After the high plateaux, a pleasant pre-Alpine trail leads alongside the River Sense via Zollhaus to the natural spectacle of the Schwarzsee: romantic lake, waterfall and grotto, dominated by the peaks of Kaiseregg, Chällihorn and Schwyberg.

Hiking time Height difference
Plaffeien–Schwarzsee 2 h 45 min 320 m
Schwarzsee–Plaffeien 2 h 30 min 110 m

Requirements
Grade: easy (hiking trail)/Conditions: easy

Section 2 Plaffeien–Schwarzsee/www.schweizmobil.ch


Section 3 Schwarzsee–Jaun: 10 km

Easy hike from the peaceful Schwarzsee lake over the primeval landscape of the Brecca Schlund (gorge) up to the Euschelspass. On the descent to Jaun: ruins of historic Bellegarde Castle with panorama panels and superb views deep into Gruyère country.

Hiking time Height difference
Schwarzsee–Jaun 3 h 55 min 660 m
Jaun–Schwarzsee 3 h 55 min 680 m

Requirements
Grade: easy (hiking trail)/Conditions: medium

Section 3 Schwarzsee–Jaun/www.schweizmobil.ch


Section 4 Jaun–Soldatenhaus: 6 km
Enjoyable ascent on unsurfaced and surfaced paths to Châlet du Soldat. The landscape is dominated by the jagged Gastlosen chain; colourful flower meadows and lovely views back to the Euschelspass and to the surrounding mountains are a constant surprise.

Hiking time Height difference
Jaun–Soldatenhaus 2 h 55 min 800 m
Soldatenhaus–Jaun 1 h 55 min 80 m

Requirements
Grade: easy (hiking trail)/Conditions: medium

Section 4 Jaun–Soldatenhaus/www.schweizmobil.ch


Section 5 Soldatenhaus–Château-d'Oex: 24 km
From Canton Fribourg into Canton Vaud, from Châlet du Soldat to Château-d’Oex. In the «balloonists’ Mecca» everything focuses on the hot-air balloon. «Espace Ballon» with activities for all ages as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Hiking time Height difference
Soldatenhaus–Château-d'Oex 8 h 15 min 1050 m
Château-d'Oex–Soldatenhaus 9 h 15 min 1850 m

Requirements
Grade: medium (mountain hiking trail)/Conditions: difficult

Section 5 Soldatenhaus–Château-d'Oex/www.schweizmobil.ch

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Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts.

Entire Itinerary "Freiburger Voralpenweg":
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Map of Hiking in Switzerland, Canton of Fribourg:
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  • Bulle - Château
    Bulle - Château
  • Bulle - Grand Rue
    Bulle - Grand Rue
  • Charmey
    Charmey
  • Charmey
    Charmey
  • Cheyres & Châbles
    Cheyres & Châbles
  • Cheyres & Châbles
    Cheyres & Châbles
  • Estavayer-le-Lac
    Estavayer-le-Lac
  • Fribourg - Vieille Ville
    Fribourg - Vieille Ville
  • Gruyères
    Gruyères
  • Jaun
    Jaun
  • Jaun
    Jaun
  • Jaun - Chalet du soldat
    Jaun - Chalet du soldat
  • la Berra
    la Berra
  • La Berra
    La Berra
  • Lac de la Gruyère
    Lac de la Gruyère
  • Lake Murten
    Lake Murten
  • Les Paccots
    Les Paccots
  • MOLESON
    MOLESON
  • Moléson - village
    Moléson - village
  • MOLESON-SOMMET
    MOLESON-SOMMET
  • Murten - Castle
    Murten - Castle
  • Portalban
    Portalban
  • Portalban
    Portalban
  • Schwarzsee - Kaiseregg
    Schwarzsee - Kaiseregg
  • Schwarzsee - See
    Schwarzsee - See
  • Schwarzsee - Stalden
    Schwarzsee - Stalden

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Modification of layouts

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Panorama map

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