From Lake Schwarzsee to Lake Geneva

First highlight of this walk are the sparkling waters of lake “Schwarzsee”. This is an unspoilt and scarcely populated area – no wonder that tales and legends of giants and dragons take place in the surroundings of this lake. Your walk leads you through the wild scenery of the gorge of river Jaun towards the lovely village of Gruyères.

A walk past its castle leads you towards the village Les Paccots – in winter a lively skiing destination, in summertime a quiet village. Then you reach the waters and vineyards of Lake Geneva. A stroll on th promenade of Montreux, and a marvellous last hike through the vineyards of Lavaux to the charming town Lausanne are the last highlights on this idyllic walking tour.


From charming Schwarzsee to Breccaschlund and into the jagged limestone landscape of the Greyerzer Alps, over the relatively low Euschelspass, carved out by glaciers, to Jaun, the only German-speaking village in the Gruyère region.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 14 km
715 m
770 m

A valley hike alongside the babbling Jaunbach crossing the language boundary to Charmey, following Lac de Montsalvens, with its many coves, to the dam and the spectacular Jaun-Schlucht gorge down to Broc and the famous Gruyère Castle. After a visit of the chocolate production in Maison Cailler you continue to the famous village of Gruyères.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 23.5 km
570 m
775 m

With the mighty Moléson in view and the town of Gruyère left behind, you climb to the middle cableway station at Plan Francey. Then hike along the north-west flank of the Moléson and descend to the richly-forested pre-Alpine landscape of Les Paccots.

approx. 5 h
approx. 17 km
925 m
670 m

The hallmarks of Les Pléiades are a white carpet of narcissi in May and fantastic, all-year-round views of Lac Léman and the surrounding Alps. The steep ascent to Blonay can be eased by taking the cogwheel railway.

approx. 4 h
approx. 14 km
435 m
940 m

A pleasant hike through the steep Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage since 2007. Along the way you meet the old traditional wine villages of St-Saphorin, Rivaz and Epesses, and the lovely little towns of Cully and Lutry on Lac Léman.

approx. 5 h
approx. 19 km
380 m
440 m


A charming tour through the pitoresque pre-alpine landscape. Stamina and a good physical condition is required for some of the long legs.

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Services & Information

  • 6 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Entrance Maison Chocolatier in Broc
  • Detailled route instructions
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking at Schwarzsee, CHF 15.- per day.

  • Return travel by train and bus via Fribourg to Schwarzsee. Duration: approx.. 3 hours.

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