• Distance : 11,9 km

  • Walking time : 3h45

  • Altitudes : lowest point 958 m ; highest point 1413 m

  • Elevation : gain 651 m ; drop 699 m

  

Rougemont – Ciernes-Picat – Château-d’Œx

From the village center, the path climbs through the village in direction of la Forcla and over La Pieraille, a small pass. The route then descends toward the Manche Valley, crossing the river of the same name, and forking left along the hillsides of various pastures. The route then joins a small path over the steep, rocky banks of Ciernes Picat stream. Follow the stream to the road. Walk along the road to the Ciernes Picat hamlet, then cross the stream. Climb toward the alpages (alpine pastures/farms) overlooking the valley, alternating walking on the road and on forest paths. The route borders several alpages, some of which produce L'Étivaz AOP. Hike over the pass where the route forks left on the road then meets up with a pedestrian path. The path descends through pastures and forests, dropping along the Laitemaire crest to Bossons. From this neighborhood, follow the main road to the center of Château-d’Œx.

 

 

Highlights

Alpage Pâquier Gétaz

This alpage or alpine farm is run by one of the 61 L'Étivaz AOP producers in the Park. It offers cheese-making demonstrations. From June 10th to June 31st and from September 15th to October 10th, when cows graze the mountain pastures, the cheese-maker himself/herself can be found making cheese over a wood fire each morning. The cheese is then aged for several months in the L'Etivaz cheese cellars, under the careful watch of the L'Étivaz AOP alpine cheese producers cooperative.

Attention: the dates above may change, please contact the alpage for more information.

 

Musée du Pays-d'Enhaut

This museum offers visitors the opportunity to dive into the past. The collection of paper-cuttings are well worth the detour. From artisan crafts to everyday objects, this museum of popular art offers visitors the opportunity to dive into the past. The highlight is the unrivaled collection of fabulous découpages, a celebrated typical art form of the Pays-d’Enhaut.

 

Accommodation and dining facilities

The Park offers a list of agritourism accommodations that includes alternative accommodation, food and cheese-making demonstrations in the Park. Alternative accommodation includes chalets, refuges, B&Bs and guest rooms.



Public transport

Information and timetable: www.sbb.ch – Rail Service 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min.)

Rougemont : MOB train (Montreux – Zweisimmen). Stop Rougemont

Château-d'Œx : MOB train (Montreux – Zweisimmen). Stop Château-d'Œx

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET REFUNDS

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET REFUNDS

When you produce a valid public transport ticket for the dates of your package, we will refund you the price of a half-fare public transport ticket from your home in Switzerland (or from your point of entry in Switzerland) to your destination in the Park. If you decide to stay for two or more additional nights in the Park – either prior to the start of or at the end of your chosen package deal – we will refund you the price of a full-fare public transport ticket.

Information

 

PARC NATUREL REGIONAL GRUYERE PAYS-D'ENHAUT

Place du Village 6 
1660 Château-d'Œx
+41 (0) 26 924 76 93

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