The charm of Charmey

Explore the region of Charmey, located right in the heart of Gruyère

Explore the authentic village of Charmey, as a family, couple or with friends, in a vast and pristine natural landscape. And if you fancy a bit of a climb, why not take a trip to La Valsainte Charterhouse, situated “ at the world’s end ” in Gruyère.

Lovers of hiking can explore the agricultural trail and discover its ecological network, which links together biodiversity-friendly agricultural areas, woodland structures and other refuges for animal life. There are two travel routes for you to discover, starting in Charmey:

  1. Montminard travel route from the Musée de Charmey to the Montminard mountain pasture
  2. Charrière travel route and footpath

Whether on foot, by bike, by e-bike or on board one of our Postbuses, take in the charm of the stunning Jogne Valley in  Charmey .

Charrière travel route

Duration 1 hour 30 min
Difficulty easy
Distance 5.5 Kilometres
Altitude difference 150 Metres
Arrival On this travel route, you can choose to complete the trail in either direction thanks to our Postbus 20.290_Charmey – Cerniat – La Valsainte

Montminard circular travel route starting at Charmey

Duration 1 hour 15 min
Difficulty medium
Distance 3.5 Kilometres
Altitude difference 150 Metres
Arrival Make sure you have a good pair of shoes as this section is regularly wet and often not well-marked.

Office du tourisme de Charmey

Contact details


Office du tourisme de Charmey
Les Charrières 1
1637 Charmey

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 20.290 La Valsainte – Cerniat – Charmey

PostBus line operates during the week and at weekends all year round. 


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. 0848 40 20 40

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

The Centre de Sports et Loisirs de Charmey offers from June to October the rental of electric bikes to discover the region. 
For information call +41 26 927 19 41 or by e-mail

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
West sector
Avenue de la Gare 6
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains