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Hikers in Gruyeres.


  • Schwarzsee
  • Chaplin's World Vevey
  • Lake Geneva
  • Euschelspass
  • Jaunbach along the language border

Day 1

Arrival at Schwarzsee | Schwarzsee - Jaun

From the lovely Schwarzsee to the enchanted landscape of the Breccaschlund. Then on into the lacy limestone landscape of the Gruyère Alps over the flat, glacier-carved Euschelspass to Jaun in the only German-speaking village in the La Gruyère region.

Details: approx. 14 km ↑ 435 m ↓ 940 m
Duration: approx. 4 h

Hiking at Schwarzsee

Day 2

Jaun - Gruyères

Along the bubbling Jaunbach across the language border. Continue along the bay-rich lake of Montsalvens to the dam wall and down the spectacular Jaunbach Gorge to Broc. After a stop at the Maison Cailler, a famous Swiss chocolate factory, continue hiking to the famous Gruyère Castle.

Details: approx. 23.5 km ↑ 570 m ↓ 775 m
Duration: approx. 6.5 h

Alpenpanoramaweg West Gruyeres Sommer 2280x1284

Day 3

Gruyères - Les Paccots

With the mighty Moléson in front of you and the town of Gruyères behind you, climb up to the Plan-Francey middle station, hike along the north-west flank of the Moléson and descend into the densely wooded foothills of the Alps at Les Paccots. 

Details: approx. 17 km ↑ 925 m ↓ 670 m
Duration: approx. 5 h

Alpenpanoramaweg West Gruyeres Sommer 2280x1284

Day 4

Les Paccots - Vevey | Departure

A white carpet of daffodils in May and a fantastic view of Lac Léman and the surrounding Alps all year round are the hallmarks of Les Pléiades. The steep descent to Blonay can be eased with the rack railway. After arrival in Vevey, individual departure.

Details: approx. 14 km ↑ 435 m ↓ 940 m
Duration: approx. 4 h

Hikers in the Lake Geneva region.
Karte Alpenpanoramaweg West

Tour characteristic

An exceptionally beautiful tour through the foothills of the Alps. A good level of fitness is required for some of the longer stages. The "highlights" of the tour are the hikes over the Euschelspass into the Jauntal and the passage over the Moléson to Les Paccots.

The Alpine Panorama Trail with SchweizMobil


  • 3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Cost of luggage pick-up at the train station
  • Entrance to Gruyères Castle and La Maison du Gruyère - show dairy
  • Well-prepared itinerary
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Good to know

  • If you arrive in Schwarzsee without an overnight stay, you must return your luggage to the partner hotel by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • If you are departing without an extra night in Vevey, your luggage will be returned to the luggage counter by 17:00 at the latest.
  • Additional nights can be booked in Schwarzsee and Vevey.
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using 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