The Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut Regional Nature Park illustrates the natural lushness and the agropastoral culture of the Pre-Alps. The cradle of Gruyère AOP and Etivaz AOP is recognised as a site of national importance.
The Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut Regional Nature Park an area of 503 square km, is divided in 13 villages and has a population of 12,500. This nature park in the Pre-Alps of the Lake Geneva and Fribourg Region is the cradle of a joint culture in terms of cattle breeding, cheesemaking, folklore and armaillis (mountain farmers). Gruyère AOP and Etivaz AOP come from this region.
The regional nature park Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut proposes the following discovery routes: GRAND TOUR DES VANILS, a several days hike for experienced walkers, and CHEMINS DE GRUYERE offering itineraries on historic cheese and Alpine trails. The park also proposes visits with middle mountain guides to observe the fauna and to discover the architectural heritage of some villages or nature reserves.