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Intro

From the Grand Chalet de Rossinière to the Auberge de la Croix de Fer in Allières, this walk through forests and the alpine pastures that ultimately produce cheese offers a panoramic view over the surround-ing peaks: the Dent de Corjon, the Vanils and the Gummfluh.

Description

The walk starts in the village of Rossinière, which offers some emblematic examples of timber architecture, such as the Chalet de la Place and the famous Grand Chalet, where Balthus spent his final years. The Balthus chapel, which is dedicated to the artist’s memory, stands in the heart of the village and is well worth a visit.

Along the way, the shimmering mirror of the Lac des Vernex is visible through the trees. The path passes not far from the «old man of the forest», a fir tree selected for its majestic character. After the magic of the forests, the landscape changes to one of alpine pastures and chalets, where the rounds of goat’s cheese and the fa-mous L’Etivaz AOP are made.

From the Corjon pasture, the view over the Dent of the same name and the Gummfluh mountain chain in the distance offers a marvellous panoramic view, typical of pre-alpine regions. The hamlet of Allières sits in a pretty valley divided by the River Hongrin, with a striking relief that is both wild and steep. The Auberge de la Croix de Fer offers tasty, traditional cooking.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Rossinière
Destination
Allières
Direction
One way
Ascent
840 m
Descent
720 m
Distance
13 km
Duration
4 h 30 min
Duration back
4 h 25 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
May - October
Elevation profile
840Meter ascents
720Meter descents
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Theme
Through a nature conservation area, To an alp
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/route263...

Map

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Contact

FRIBOURG REGION
Route de la Glâne 107
1701 Fribourg
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)26 407 70 20
Fax +41 (0)26 407 70 29
information@fribourgregion.ch
fribourgregion.ch
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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut
Place du Village 6
1660 Château-d’Œx

Phone +41 (0)848 110 888
inscriptions@gruyerepaysdenhaut.ch
grandtourvanils.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 263

Distance

13 km

Duration

4 h 30 min

Ascent

840 m

Travel information: Rossinière

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