in Les Paccots
Where? Start either at the Buvette La Goille au Cerf or at the Cabane du Petit Oiseau
What? On the hiking trails around Mt. Niremont or at the Rathvel pond you can respectfully observe the animals in the wild. Upgrade your experience with a hiking guide and learn to read animal tracks, to recognize different bird songs, and to read nature. The hiking trails here are very family-friendly.
When? Ideal from mid-May to late September, when the mountain restaurants of Rathvel and Mt. Niremont are open.
Price? Discover nature: free. Hiking guide: upon request
Fun fact: If you see a bird up to 51 cm tall with a red cap, you have just found a black woodpecker. And anyone who runs into an alpaca has probably arrived at the small animal zoo of the Cabane du Petit Oiseau.
Contact: Les Paccots Tourism: Tel. +41 (0) 21 948 84 56, firstname.lastname@example.org or hiking guides in the canton of Fribourg
Taste local products while strolling along beautiful trails – pure happiness for gourmet hikers! Les Sentiers Gourmands (gourmet paths) offers three loops of varying difficulty, punctuated by stops in Alpine restaurants to taste delicious local specialties.
World of bees
« Graines d'apiculteurs », which is French for « Beekeepers’ seeds », offers activities for young and old to discover the world of bees. Walkers can see beehives, while educational panels allow to discover the world of beekeeping.
The Festi’Rando festival celebrates hiking and offers gastronomic and fun activities that invite you to explore. While the festival takes place over two days at the end of the summer, the trails themselves are accessible almost all year round.
Rand’eau, an educational trail about water, introduces water and its functions along the route thanks to 9 different stations ! Ideal for families. And in addition to being fun, it offers its hikers a magnificent landscape around the mountain Corbetta.
Eat & sleep
Cabane du Petit Oiseau
A popular family excursion destination in the heart of Fribourg’s Prealps: a trip on the mini train - the little ones will love it. Then, off to the mini petting zoo. Hungry? How about ham, a mushroom rösti or a cheese dish?
Alpine restaurant La Goille au Cerf
Locals and insiders meet on the popular and accessible Niremont mountain to indulge themselves. There is breathtaking foresight, fresh air and healthy alpine food such as ham, fondue, alpine macaroons or the legendary chalet soup.
If you want to escape from daily routine, pack hiking boots and a big appetite. During the day, picturesque landscapes and fine dishes are served, and in the evening you will sleep in a charming hostel. A dream of culinary delights and nature.
Auberge du Lac des Joncs
The family-friendly hostel is located by the romantic little mountain lake Lac des Joncs, a wonderful starting point for hikes. There are frog concerts here at night and day trippers enjoy regional and seasonal dishes on the sun terrace.
Day trippers who are out and about in the Les Paccots region will find the perfect location in this residence, which was renovated in 2019 in an environmentally friendly manner. The 34 rooms with 86 beds are open to private groups and holiday guests on weekends and during school holidays.