Winter idyll in the Pays d'Enhaut

Château-d'Oex

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

© Atelier Mamco

Vue sur le Pic Chaussy et Praz Cornet

Vue sur le Pic Chaussy et Praz Cornet

Sommet de la Braye

Sommet de la Braye

Romantic riverside hike along the Saane/Sarine from farming village to farming village in the Pays d'Enhaut.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Château d’Oex railway station
End of tour: Saanen railway station
Access starting point: Train to Château d’Oex
Access point of arrival: Train from Saanen
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 2 h 20 min.
Length: 9 km
Gastronomy: Château d'Oex, Rougemont, Saanen
Various: The trail between Rougemont and the Vanel Bridge is not always cleared meaning that it may be difficult to find in very snowy weather.

Description

During the cold weather, the Pays d'Enhaut plateau in the Vaud Alps is the ideal destination for some carefree hiking fun. Follow the groomed trail along the Sarine and enjoy the winter at its finest – snow-covered alluvial forests line the peacefully murmuring river on whose shady side small rivulets have frozen into bizarrely-shaped ice sculptures. Far from the busy traffic and the ski slopes, you will have now entered a world of soothing solitude where only silence reigns. After setting out from Château d'Oex station, you descend to the Sarine River, which you cross at the Pont Turrian – western Switzerland’s oldest suspension bridge. The trail runs along the river through beautiful mixed forest and up to the hamlet of Gérignoz. It then continues in the same direction over snowy meadows towards Rougemont. At the valley station for the Videmanette cable railway, branch off to the left and continue on to the village. Cross the Sarine and, after a short climb, you will reach the route destination at Rougemont station.

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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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