Fribourg mountain huts in hibernation

Les Paccots

An invigorating winter hike through quiet pine forests and snowy Alpine meadows to mountain chalets at Fribourg.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Les Paccots / Les Rosalys
End of tour:Guedères / Les Paccots / Les Rosalys
Access starting point:Train to Chatel-St-Denis, then bus to Les Paccots / Rosalys
Access point of arrival:Bus to Châtel-St-Denis
Technical requirements:easy
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time:2 h 30 min.
Length:9 km
Gastronomy:• Auberge du Lac des Joncs
• Buvette de l'Automate
• Hôtel-Restaurant Les Rosalys


The holiday village of Les Paccots in the Fribourg pre-Alps is popular as a family ski resort in the winter. However, the area is also home to solitary winter landscapes. This winter hike to Guedères will take you away from the ski slopes and through peaceful pine forests and across snowy meadows. There are comfortable restaurants serving local specialities at both the start and the end of the route. This groomed winter trail starts at the Les Rosalys/place bus station. From the nearby Les Rosalys restaurant climb through the forest towards Les Vérollys and arrive at the valley station for the ski lifts in the Le Lac des Joncs area. Off the beaten trail now, you continue on an almost level path to Les Crêtes. The panorama widens with every step and between the peaks of the Fribourg Alps you will spot surprising vistas of Mont Blanc. Your destination is the Guedères mountain hut, now in deep hibernation. From there, you return to Les Rosalys along the same route.

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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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