Begin and end of tour: Charmey
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 32.8 km
Total altitude meters: 1'052 m
Biking time: 03:00 - 04:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 887 m
Culmination point: 1'719 m
Season: Mai - October
Gastronomy: Charmey, La Berra
Access starting point: busses from Fribourg, Bulle
Access point of arrival: busses to Bulle, Fribourg
Past the monastery of La Valsainte you have to overcome a fairly steep ascent before the grass-covered peak of Berra opens up to a magnificent view all around. To the west you will see the entire Jura chain, to the north the view opens up far into Mittelland. In the east loom the Bernese Alps and in the south the striking ridge of the Dents Vertes will captivate you. Enjoy the breathtaking vista before you ride on marvelous trails down to the Jaun Valley.
Charmey - Cerniat - La Valsainte - Les Botteys - La Berra - L'Auta Chia - La Valsainte - Grand Pra - Les Ciernes - Charmey
The tour begins in Charmey and at first follows the main road in the direction of Bulle. After a few kilometers the route turns right and then runs into the valley up to the monastery of La Valsiante. Starting from here, an Alpine trail wends its way up in the direction of Le Berra. The trail's upper section is very steep and difficult. The last few meters you have to push your bike. The subsequent single trail to L'Auta Chia is simply the best. At L'Auta Chia the tour takes you on a road down to La Valsainte. At the monastery the tour makes a left turn which leads into the valley. At the other side of the valley an easy single trail takes you back to Charmey.
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.