Hiking over the language border

This hike from the Schwarzsee over the Balisa to Charmey is on spectacular mountain paths.

The route starts in Schwarzsee. The lake of the same name is very popular, especially with people from the nearby towns. It is its location in the midst of the mighty mountains that makes the Schwarzsee such a very popular destination at weekends.

Across the language border lies the holiday resort of Charmey. On all sides, the unique landscape of the foothills to the Alps makes a hiker's heart beat faster.
The station in Fribourg is an ideal starting point for the walk. From there you take the bus to Schwarzsee. A steep path leads up to the Balisa. Then, with fantastic views of the foothills to Freiburg all the way, you go on via Auta Chia down to La Valsainte. Unfortunately the huge monastery is not open to the public. Then, always with the towering peak of the Moléson in view, the trail winds down to Charmey.

Begin of tour
Schwarzsee Bad bus-stop

End of tour
Charmey Poste bus-stop

Access starting point
Buses from Fribourg station

Access point of arrival
Buses via Bulle back to Fribourg

Technical requirements

Physical fitness

Total altitude meters
Approx. 550 m Hiking

May to October




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