The green peaks in the silence of La Valsainte
This downhill hiking tour rewards you with splendid landscapes and a visit of the chapel of St. Garin.
A downhill hike to the foot of the Dents Vertes and the farm Le Pré de l'Essert with its famous chapel St. Garin, which belongs to the Hauterive abbey.
Charmey-Vounetz by cable car, descent on foot via Les Banderettes, Tissiniva Derrey, La Scie, Le Pré de l’Essert, Les Reposoirs, La Valsainte, back to Charmey by postbus.
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Panorama restaurant Vounetz, La Pinte des Mossettes
Route not open all year
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From the beginning of May to mid October, two round trips between Charmey and La Valsainte, also on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle. You can find more information at Biking and Postbus
No guarantee of wheelchair access to the postbus
Region Western Switzerland
Avenue de la Gare 6
P.O. Box 906
Telephone0848 40 20 40 (national rate)
Large rope park with several zip lines, powerfan jump, quick jump, climbing wall, treasure hunt, paragliding, scooter downhill ride in a mountain park, all this in a preserved, wild nature landscape. A fun leisure activity in the Gruyère region, ideal for families or groups of friends. An unforgettable day in a unique park.
Les Charrières 1
The chapel dedicated to Saint Garin was constructed between 1560 and 1570. Saint Garin was an excellent veterinarian. He was often invoked to heal and protect domestic animals: for many centuries, farmers would come to Le Pré de l'Essert from far away in order for the monks to bless their cattle in the name of Saint Garin.
Tourism office Charmey
The Carthusian monastery La Valsainte (Latin: Vallis Sanctorum Omnium , later Vallis Sancta) is the only still functioning monastery of this order in Switzerland. La Valsainte is listed in the Federal Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.