- 1,200 Alpine chalets
- 32 Alpine cheese dairies, which produce Le Gruyère d’alpage AOP
- 2,389 m above sea level : Vanil Noir, the highest mountain in the Canton of Fribourg
- 2 regional nature parks: Gantrisch & Gruyère-Pays d’Enhaut
- 2 nature reserves: Vanil Noir & Lake Joncs
- 1 cultural landscape: Brecca valley
- 4 mountain lakes: Schwarzsee, Lake Montsalvens, Lake Gruyère, Lake Joncs
- 2,002 above sea level: Summit Moléson, a real amusement park
- 2 languages: German and French
You will hike past more than 1,200 alpine huts, which are still managed according to long-standing traditions. Gourmets can look forward to regional specialities such as Gruyère AOP, tommes de chèvres, tarte au vin cuit, meringues and double cream, which are on the menu in the various alpine huts along the Panorama Trail.
The rich architectural heritage, from castles through dams to alpine chalets with timber shingle roofs, and the remarkable flora and fauna of the Alps and forests fascinate culture lovers and nature lovers. The places in the different stages promise comfort and relaxation in calm villages or in small, welcoming holiday resorts.
Cosy mountain huts, traditional hotels with a view of the green Alpine landscapes. We will tell you where you can stay overnight with us.
Whether a traditional fondue moitié-moitié, a creamy chalet soup or a Genussplättli with locally produced mountain cheese and speciality meats. We wish all gourmets: Bon appétit!
This wonderful circular hike starts in Jaun, the only German-speaking municipality in La Gruyère. The route goes around the famous limestone cliffs that go by the name of Gastlosen.
A superb view of the Bernese Alps and the Fribourg Alpine foothills awaits you at the summit of the Kaiseregg (2,185 m above sea level) . This challenging hike is especially popular with hiking fans in the Canton of Fribourg.
The primeval landscape of the Brecca Valley formed by glaciers has a mysterious fascination. A technically easy circular hike of around four hours goes from the Riggisalp above the Schwarzsee to the foot of impressive limestone walls. Afterwards hikers go from one alpine inn to the next on their way back to the valley.
No summit with such fantastic views (2,002 m above sea level) is easier to reach. From the panoramic terrace, visitors can enjoy an unobstructed view over the Alps to Mont Blanc, across the Three-Lakes Region to Lake Geneva and the Jura.
The magical waterscape (34° C) is a hit with a variety of saunas, steam baths and an unobstructed view of the mountains of La Gruyère. Wellness is completely global, while the chocolate for the body treatment is guaranteed to be regional.
Visitors who put on their hiking boots in Les Paccots and follow the Panorama Gourmet Trail in the Fribourg Prealps will – after four courses and four hours of hiking – look back on a positive experience at the end of the day, in terms of calories too! There are three others but less challenging gourmet trails.
Lake Joncs, a mountain lake, is situated above Les Paccots at 1,235 m above sea level. It dates back to the Ice Age, so it is around 5,000 years old and very deep. The lake, which is around 100 metres long, is an amphibian spawning area of national importance.