Château-d'Oex–Col des Mosses
On the Château-d’Oex-Col des Mosses Route starting in Château-d’Oex, you will discover the regional nature park Gruyère Pays d’Enhaut, the Col des Mosses high plateau and delicious L‘Etivaz mountain cheese.
The Château-d’Oex-Col des Mosses Route travels from Château-d’Oex through the highlands to Col des Mosses. The GoldenPass train line takes the most memorable route to family-friendly Pays d’Enhaut and offers views of the mountains and beautifully adorned chalets. The best way to see the region is from a hot air balloon. An international balloon festival is held every year in Château-d’Oex. Espace Ballon has lots of information on hot air ballooning. For interesting facts about the art of paper cutting visit the Pays d’Enhaut local history museum (PostBus stop Château-d‘Oex, Railway Station). Explore La Pierreuse nature reserve by taking the ant educational path in La Braye. This is also the start of the Mike Horn Family Course, a treasure hunt for the whole family. Winter sports enthusiasts will enjoy the La Braye ski area which is connected to the Gstaad ski region (PostBus stop Château-d’Oex, Railway Station, change to gondola). Maison de L’Etivaz and many local alpine dairies will introduce you to the famous L‘Etivaz mountain cheese (PostBus stop L’Etivaz, Old Post Office). The Col des Mosses high plateau is ideal for hiking, mountaineering and biking. In winter there are 42 km of cross-country ski trails available and a Nordic Center to change clothes, wax your skis or have a picnic (PostBus stop Col-des-Mosses, Post Office). La Lécherette and Les Mosses ski areas are connected for even more fun in the snow. Ice diving in Lioson lake is a guaranteed adrenalin rush.
Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Tel. +41 (0)58 341 24 00
Route open all year
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Place de la Gare 11
P.O. Box 314
+41 58 341 24 00
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
No guarantee of wheelchair access to the postbus
Explore the area of the Château-d’Oex–Col des Mosses Route on foot
and on the well-marked hiking trail system
Maison de l'Etivaz AOC: home of a Swiss native
L‘Etivaz cheese is produced in the mountains in summer and then left to age in the cellars of Maison de L’Etivaz where you will be introduced to the secrets of how the famous mountain cheese is made. Taste this extraordinary delicacy and browse through the shop.
La Maison de l'Etivaz AOC
+41 26 924 70 60
Espace Ballon: soaring into the skies
The Balloon Center has everything you may want to know about the history, technology and records of hot air ballooning. Immerse yourself in the amazing and poetic world of hot air ballooning and if you decide to catch a ride you just might get hooked.
+41 26 924 22 20
La Pierreuse Nature Reserve: rocky landscape
La Pierreuse, situated in the Gruyères Pays d’Enhaut nature park, is a valuable nature reserve with a unique flora and fauna. Enjoy the spectacular alpine scenery while hiking across four passes from Rougemont to L‘Etivaz.
+41 26 924 22 25
www.chateau-doex.ch (in francese)