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The Route of the Counts

Thematic Trail · Freiburg Area
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  • The Route of the Counts
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Map / The Route of the Counts
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difficult
17.9 km
5:45 h
735 m
735 m
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.

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.

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

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
984 m
Lowest point
735 m

Start

Montbovon, station (797 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.486293, 7.042723
UTM
32T 349778 5149941

Turn-by-turn directions

Montbovon - Les Sciernes d'Albeuve - La Marive - Les Pechots - Greyerz

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.9 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
735 m
Descent
735 m

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