La Pierreuse: Videmanette-Château-d'Oex


La Videmanette

La Videmanette

Rougemont VD: Gstaad - Videmanette, Klettersteig

Rougemont VD: Gstaad - Videmanette, Klettersteig

On stony paths through the land of the cheese barons - the hike from La Videmanette with its panoramic views high above Rougemont down to Château d'Œx runs along the border of La Pierreuse Nature Reserve.

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Technical information

Starting point:Rougemont, Videmanette
Destination:Château d'Œx
Getting to the starting point:Cableway from Rougemont to Videmanette (Pay attention to the cableway schedule)
Getting to the destination:Train from Château d'Œx
Physical fitness:difficult
Hiking time:3h35
Season:End of June till September


From the panoramic restaurant one can enjoy wonderful views of the "Gstaad Dolomites". This is also the starting point for three climbing routes of varying degrees of difficulty, fantastic mountain bike tours and unlimited flying for paragliders.

Even hikers have the best views on the easy three and a half hour trail through the "stone desert" of La Pierreuse far down towards Château d'Œx. Its 34 square kilometres make La Pierreuse the largest protected area in western Switzerland, while showcasing the typical characteristics of the Pre-Alps - rocky areas, forests, fens and a wealth of flora shape the scenery.

It is worth making a detour to the alp of the same name before visiting the hot air balloon exhibition in Château d'Œx and admiring the museum's collection of silhouette cuttings, or scissor cuttings. A visit to Le Chalet to taste cheese that has been produced according to age old traditions is also well worth the trip.

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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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