Discover the Poyas
Discover the poyas with our suggested itinerary between Estavannens and Lessoc. Go up the Sarine river to discover Gruyère villages where you can still admire very old poyas.
First of all, it is necessary to reach the village of Estavannens and the church which dominates the village and from here you can enjoy a superb panoramic view over the Intyamon valley.
Stroll through the "Village d'en Haut" while admiring its old streets. Walk past the Café des Montagnards and follow the signposted trail to Grandvillard.
You will discover this magnificent village that offers rural architecture . Historic residences, some of which date back to the 17th century, have an informative sign on their facade and are a great way to discover them.
The trail continues, through forest and pastures, towards the small village of Lessoc. On the way, make a detour to the Buth Chapel.
Once you arrive in the village of Lessoc, take a look inside the church and admire the magnificent carved wooden ceiling and remarkable old frescoes. In the centre of the village is the Lessoc fountain where you will find the famous legend.
Tip: To avoid going back the same way, go to Lessoc station and take the S50 train to Bulle (stop at Enney).
Accessible by public transport: yes (see under "Practical information" for more details)
Accessible by car: yes (return by train to Enney station or on foot)
Elevation difference: +473m / -400m
For hikers travelling by public transport, there are two possibilities to get to the start of the hike:
-Take bus 264 Bulle-Grandvillard and get off at the "Enney, zone d'activités" stop. Be careful, this bus runs on a limited basis. Please consult the schedules via the TPF link.
-Take the S50 Bulle-Montbovon train, get off at Enney station and walk to the starting point (+15 min)
To return from Lessoc, you must take the S50 Montbovon-Bulle train.
For hikers travelling by car, park either at Morand in the Enney industrial area or at Enney station.
The S50 Montbovon-Bulle train allows you to join the Enney station. To get to the car in the industrial area, allow 15 minutes.