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The Route of the Counts

The Route of the Counts

The red chapel

The red chapel

The Route of the Counts

The Route of the Counts

Tour description

Interpretive panels, dotted along this discovery trail, provide a wealth of information on the various historic and religious (chapels) buildings you will encounter during your walk. They also feature some stories and legends about the picturesque villages nestled in the Intyamon valley.

From Montbovon train station, head towards the village and follow the signs for «Sciernes d’Albeuve». Along the way, you will cross the 17th century Hongrin stone bridge. The trail will also take you through the villages of the Intyamon valley and provide you with the perfect opportunity to admire the Vanils, Dents de Broc, Chamois and Bourgoz mountain ranges.

To reach Gruyères, follow the «Charrière aux Morts» path which will take you to the very heart of this picturesque medieval town (in the Middle Ages, this path was used to carry the dead of the parish to Gruyères for burial). The train station is at the bottom of the hill in Pringy.


Variants

Alternative A: Possible to cut short the walk by heading to the train station in any of the villages. (Alternative A-D).
Alternative E: Two possible starting points: Montbovon or Gruyères.


Note(s)

This route is signposted in green as «Le Sentier des Comtes».

Attention: Following heavy rain, the stretch immediately after «Les Pechots» may be slippery.


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Places along the route: Montbovon - Les Sciernes d’Albeuve - La Marive - Les Pechots - Gruyères


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Tour history (B01449)

First published: Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2008

Last updated: Freitag, 16. Mai 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.la-gruyere.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 18 km | Time requirement: 5¾ h
Ascent: 735 m | Descent: 735 m
Highest point: 984 m.a.s.l.

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See also

La Gruyère Tourisme
Place des Alpes 26
Case postale 593
CH-1630 Bulle
Gel: +41 (0)848 424 424
Fax: +41 (0)26 919 85 01
Internet: www.la-gruyere.ch
E-Mail: info@la-gruyere.ch

FRIBOURG REGION
Route de la Glâne 107
cp 1560
CH-1701 Fribourg
Tel: +41 (0)26 407 70 20
Fax: +41 (0)26 407 70 29
E-Mail: web@fribourgregion.ch
Internet: www.fribourgregion.ch