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Hiking holidays Alpine Panorama Trail Schwarzsee - Lausanne

Hiking: Alpine Panorama Trail

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 the 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.

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Itinerary

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. 24 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

Tour character

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

Find more information about the the Fribourg region and about the primeval landscape of Brecca.

The Alpine Panorama Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Price & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Schwarzsee
  Season 1
14.05.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Alpenpanorama-Weg Schwarzsee - Lausanne TO, CH-FRWSL-07X
Base price
915.-
969.-
Surcharge Single Room 265.- 265.-

Category: 3*- & 4*-hotels, B&B or inn in Les Paccots

Season 1
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Alpenpanorama-Weg Schwarzsee - Lausanne TO, CH-FRWSL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
915.-
265.-
969.-
265.-

Category: 3*- & 4*-hotels, B&B or inn in Les Paccots

Season 1
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Schwarzsee
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
89.-
159.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
159.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Schwarzsee
  Season 1
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Schwarzsee
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 159.- 159.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily Luggage transfer 
  • Entrance Château de Gruyères and la Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailled travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service Hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Parking at Schwarzsee, CHF 15.- per day.  
  • Return travel by train and bus via Fribourg to Schwarzsee. Duration: approx. 3 hours.  
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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