the Gastlosen -
high up in La Gruyère
Where? Start: Village Jaun, valley station Gastlosen-Express or at the Chalet du Soldat
What? The Gastlosen are among the most beautiful climbing areas in Europe. There is something for every level. The southern wall side is generally more accessible and less steep.
For a climbing tour, beginners as well as experienced climbers can book a mountain guide. For example Sébastien Monney.
How long? A climbing tour usually lasts one day (approx. 9 am - 4 pm)
When? From early June to late September
Price? From 150.- CHF / day / person including material
Fun fact: The Gastlosen mountain range has a total of 61 peaks between 1500 and 2250 m.a.s.l. They are also called the Swiss or Fribourg Dolomites.
Contact: Mountain guide Sébastien Monney. Tel. +41 (0) 79 690 28 59, firstname.lastname@example.org or other mountain guides in the canton of Fribourg
Hiking tour the Gastlosen
The iconic 5-hour hiking tour around the Gastlosen mountain range begins in Jaun with a chairlift ride to the Musersbergli. What a view of the spectacular limestone cliffs and the Alps of Fribourg and Bern ! The Chalet du Soldat offers meals and sleeping places.
The town Gruyères
The picturesque little town of Gruyères transports you straight into the Middle Ages. An exceptional realm for discovery, strolling and gastronomy! Visitors’ hearts skip a beat as their eyes marvel at the architectural gems of this charming little town.
Starting at the Gastlosen, a 6 km long ride down the road on a scooter (including 2 km on a gravel path) guarantees fun for the whole family. Visitors take the Gastlosen-express chairlift to get to the starting point of this adventurous descent.
Charmey Aventures, an adventure park located between forests and meadows at the Rapido-Sky intermediate station, in a natural and wild site of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, offers fun and diverse activities as well as a valley full of zip lines, unique in Switzerland.
Eat & sleep
Chalet du Soldat
The legendary Berghaus at the foot of the Gastlosen mountain range is a must stop on the Gastlosen circular hike, but also the ideal destination for a lunch with a view, a party or an overnight stay in an authentic atmosphere. Accessible only by foot.
Hotel zum Wasserfall
In the center of the village, the renovated, family-run Hotel zum Wasserfall invites you to relax. 6 out of the 17 double rooms are themed, and most offer a stunning view of the mysterious waterfall. The ideal place to recharge your batteries.
Passeport La Gruyère
La Gruyère, the mountainous home of cheese and the most beautiful traditions can be discovered with the "Passeport La Gruyère". 2 nights from CHF 175.- per person including welcome drink, Gruyère breakfast, fondue evening, many entrances, discounts and public transport.
Stay in the hay
Sleeping on straw or on fragrant hay is a special experience. Especially in the authentic mountain and alpine world of Jaun. Charlotte Schuwey offers this exclusive experience in the "Chalet uf de Eu", and, if the weather permits, in the romantic old apiary.
3 days hike
A Best of hiking tour in Fribourg’s Pre-Alps for nature lovers. The tour connects the idyllic village of Charmey with the Chalet du Soldat at the foot of the imposing Gastlosen mountain chain. Return via Gros Mont-Valley to the starting point. 3 wonderful hiking days are guaranteed.