Take advantage of the low water level of Lac de La Gruyère to walk to the Isle of Ogoz! In a unique setting, this ephemeral island promises you beautiful surroundings.
The Isle of Ogoz is a historical wonder that can be visited on foot only a few weeks a year. Located on the Lac de La Gruyère, it turns into a peninsula at the arrival of spring.
The low water level of the Lac de La Gruyère allows for a nice, easy and accessible hike. It takes about 1 hour to walk there and back and to discover the Isle of Ogoz on foot.
The remains of the 13th century, including two towers and a chapel await you. It is possible to climb to the top of one of the towers to observe the surroundings. From the top of the tower you can admire the still snow-covered Pre-Alps and the Lac de La Gruyère. Beware, the island is fragile. Respect the area by taking your garbage with you and by not moving the stones of the Island.
This annual phenomenon allows a beautiful outing in Gruyère. This is because Lac de La Gruyère is an artificial lake dating back to 1948. At the end of the winter, the lake is emptied in order to accommodate the water from the melting snow. This transforms the Isle of Ogoz into an ephemeral peninsula.
A superb, unusual and unique outing to share with family, friends, or as a couple.
When is Isle of Ogoz accessible?
Isle of Ogoz is accessible on foot when the lake is 668m or less in depth. To find out the current level of Lac de La Gruyère, follow the link.
The car park is in Le Bry, follow the indications "Cité d'Ogoz" on the mainstreet crossing the village.