Pristine Freiburg region: Fribourg-Romont

Fribourg

Wide open landscapes with peaceful villages define the stretch of country between the cities of Fribourg and Romont. The river Glâne flows through this idyllic region, which is named after the river. Along this route you will every so often encounter evidence of the passage of pilgrims in the past. The bridge at Ste-Apolline with its chapel was, for example, used by pilgrims centuries ago. Or the Auberge de la Croix d'Or in Posat, which served as a resting place as early as the late Middle Ages.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Fribourg train station
Point of arrival: Romont train station
Hiking time: 06:40 h
Physical fitness: challenging
Difficulty: easy
Difference in elevation: 270 m
Culmination point: 720 m
Season: March - November
Gastronomy: Fribourg, Ecuvillens, Posat, Autigny, Romont
Literature: Hiking map SAW Avenches 1:50,000 und SAW Bulle 1:50,000

Description

This long hike begins in the outer quarters of the city of Freiburg. You will be safely guided through the hustle and bustle on the streets, if you always follow the brown signposts of Jakobsweg (St. James Path). After a little over an hour you will reach the medieval bridge at Ste-Apolline, the first highlight of the tour. A step-by-step ascent leads up to the plateau of Ecuvillens. The landscape opens up to reveal fantastic views. The spectacular panoramic view of the Freiburg Alps captivates time and again. In Posat the path descends again to the wild, pristine valley of Glâne. On the other side of the river Glâne there is a long passage nearly devoid of shade, which takes you past the villages of Autigny and Chavannes. Then, after more than 6 hours of hiking, the city of Romont appears on a hill.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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