Discover… winter wonderland
Due to the current measures related to Covid-19, all offers are likely to change. Until further notice, restaurants, entertainment and leisure establishments will remain closed. All necessary information can be found on the website www.fr.ch.
La Chia snowshoe trailThis snowshoe route offers wonderful views of Fribourg’s Pre-Alps, the Moléson, Lake Gruyère and the Gibloux, as well as of the Gruyères Castle. Snow-covered forests and landscapes add to the winter wonderland feeling. At the end of the 5 km tour, you can warm up in the Buvette des Amis de La Chia (open on weekends).
EcOtrace La BerraThe 3.3 km snowshoe hike offers nice views and variety. The tour leads from the valley station of La Berra cable car to the Gîte d’Allières. On the way, forest paths, sunny sections and parts at the border of the ski slopes alternate. When you arrive at the gîte, enjoy a well-deserved break on the terrace before you start your descent.
Snowshoe route to the Vounetse summitThis 5 km snowshoe route starts at the mid-station of the Charmey cable car and ends at the Vounetse summit. Once arrived, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Fribourg’s Pre-Alps. The summit restaurant Les Dents Vertes spoils its guests with regional specialties throughout the winter.
Schwyberg TrailThe 8.75 km long Schwyberg Trail is wonderfully decelerating. Where once upon a time there was lively ski tourism, peace and nature have returned today. On top of the Schwyberg, a breathtaking view from the Alps to the Jura awaits you - the perfect place for the picnic you take out from your backpack.
Snowshoe path RathvelThe ascent of this 8 km snowshoe tour leads through fields of snow and snow-covered fir trees. At the summit of the Niremont you can enjoy an unforgettable panorama from Mont-Blanc over the Jura, Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel to Moléson. On the way back, treat yourself in the restaurant La Cabane du Petit Oiseau.
Eat & sleep
Passeport La Gruyère
La Gruyère, the mountain-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 in touristic sites, discounts and public transport.
Discover the wild nature of Charmey during a snowshoe tour with the hiking guide Véronique Borcard. It's really magical on a bright winter night! Then sit down in the warm chalet and enjoy a delicious fondue moitié-moitié.
Restaurant Bärghuus Riggisalp
Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch or lunch on the sun terrace: the panoramic Bärghuus Riggisalp is the perfect location. Afterwards you can stretch your legs and go for a winter hike or go back to the valley... for example by ski.
The traditional 3-star hotel attracts with its privileged location directly by the lake and a fantastic view on Fribourg’s Pre-Alps. You can also enjoy a pizza, grilled dishes or a fine menu on the wonderful covered terrace.
Simply let everyday life wander into the far distance. Be it a day of skiing in Rathvel or a snowshoe tour in the region - fresh air is guaranteed. A relaxing overnight rounds off the perfect stay.
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 winter hikes. There are frogs concerts here at night and day trippers enjoy regional and seasonal dishes on the sun terrace.