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Broc in the Gruyère Pays d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park.

Highlights

  • Unspoilt nature and culture rich tradition
  • Diemtigtal Nature Park
  • Gantrisch Nature Park
  • Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Nature Park 

Day 1

Arrival in Zweisimmen | Zweisimmen - Grimmialp 

From Zweisimmen you start the first day by climbing to the Gubi Pass, where your efforts are rewarded with a well-deserved break on the shores of Lake Seeberg. The trail then descends to the Diemtigtal valley. Throughout the day, you will notice the grazing cows, which produce valuable milk. 

Details: approx. 16 km ↑1'250m ↓1'050m 
Duration: approx. 6h

Farmhouse on the Simmentaler Hausweg in the Nature Park Diemtigtal

Day 2

Grimmialp - Oey

On the second day, the trail takes you through the Diemigtal Nature Park, along streams, through flowering meadows and sheltered forests. Along the way you can admire the beautifully decorated Simmental houses: they bear witness to a bygone era and have many stories to tell.

Details: approx. 14 km ↑130m ↓ 620m 
Duration: approx. 4h

A farmhouse in the Nature Park Diemtigtal in Summer.

Day 3

Oey - Gurnigel

The third day's hike begins with a cable car ride to the top of the Stockhorn. From here, a panoramic trail along the peaks of the Gantrisch range starts to the Leiterepass and then leads up to Gurnigel Wasserscheide. On the way, you pass the peaceful and wild Walalp, where you will find the habitat of a tiny animal who plays an important role in the ecological balance of the region.

Details: ca. 13 km ↑635m ↓ 1'040m 
Duration: approx. 4.5h

Two women sit in the grass next to limestone rocks on the Stockhorn.

Day 4

Gurnigel - Schwarzsee 

Stage 4 leads along the Gantrisch panorama trail to Zollhaus, where the warm and cold Singine rivers meet and flow into Schwarzsee. If you're not staying overnight, don't miss the crossing to the Chuebärg alp at the start of the stage. Sarah Gross, a passionate alpine farmer, makes cheese in her mobile cheese dairy at an altitude of almost 1700 metres. It's guaranteed to be fun! 

Details: ca. 22 km ↑695m ↓ 1'255m 
Duration: approx. 6.5h

Aerial view of Alp Bire with the striking Gantrisch in the background.

Day 5

Schwarzsee - Jaun 

The 5th day of the hike takes you through the Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Nature Park to the Euschels Pass via the wild Brecca Gorge before descending to Jaun. This stage is characterised by several alpine huts and chalets, ideal for taking a break and tasting regional specialities. One of them, the Hubel Rippa alp, is particularly worth a visit.

Details: approx. 12 km ↑720m ↓ 760m 
Duration: approx. 4h

Waterfall near Jaun in Pays d'Enhaut.

Day 6

Jaun - Gruyères/Bulle | Departure

Culture enthusiasts will have a strong memory of this last stage, which is marked by numerous chalets, churches, chapels and the unique heritage of the Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park. You will discover how small wooden planks, typical of the pre-Alpine landscape, are the pride of the whole region and how Vincent Gachet, a tavillonneur, is committed to maintaining this know-how.

Details: approx. 22 km ↑540m ↓ 800m 
Duration: approx. 6h

Zwei Wanderer bei Sonnenaufgang nahe Gruyères
Karte der Drei Pärke Tour

Tour characteristics

The tour takes you on scenic trails through the Diemtigtal, Gantrisch and Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut nature parks. You need surefootedness and a good level of fitness. 

The hiking route 'Berner Voralpenweg' by SwitzerlandMobility

The hiking route 'Alpine Panorama Trail' by SwitzerlandMobility

Further information on The Three Alpine Parks Hike:

Inclusions

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast
  • Half board at Grimmialp
  • Daily luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Cost of luggage pick-up at the railway station
  • Well-prepared route guide
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Good to know

  • On day 6, the return journey from Gruyères to Bulle will be by train. Luggage must be returned to the luggage counter in Bulle by 17:00 at the latest.
  • Additional overnight stays in Zweisimmen and Gruyères can be booked on request.
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price.
  • Journey with the Stockhornbahn not included in the tour price. CHF 18 with half-fare card
  • Bookings can be made up to 5 working days before arrival. 
  • (Express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days prior to arrival.D110
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner.
     

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all the 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.