Fribourg diagonally: Gruyères-Bulle
From castle to castle, this hike between Gruyère and Bulle takes you from one medieval city to another and offers you magnificent views. Without any particular difficulty, it is suitable for everyone.
Your hike starts at Gruyères station, at the foot of the Cité Comtale.
After reaching the medieval city after a slight ascent, enjoy this preserved setting, with the Château de Gruyères and the Gruyère peaks in the background. After passing St. Théodule Church, the trail descends along the hill to reach the Sarine River and the famous Pont qui branle , a historic wooden
structure that spans the river. Enjoy this bucolic atmosphere along the Sarine river. Be careful: between the trees sometimes appears the Château de Gruyères, enthroned in front of the Moléson.
Once in Broc, near the Château d'en Bas - an old fortified house dating from the 14th century, cross the Sarine again and then walk into the Bouleyres forest. During the 3 km , enjoy the forest landscapes and admire the surrounding nature. Once out of the forest in Bulle, take the Chemin de Bouleyres to reach the historical centre of the Gruyère capital. You first discover the Gruyère Museum, then the gardens nestled at the foot of the castle to finally arrive at the station of Bulle.
Tip: To discover the authentic Gruyère, visit the Gruyère Museum and the 7 themes presented in its permanent exhibition.
Accessible by public transport: yes
Accessible by car: yes (paid parking in Gruyères)
Elevation difference: +239m / -214m