Some questions and answers to help you plan your hike. If you have any other questions do not hesitate to contact us at : 0848 110 888 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My Hike

When can I leave?
The Cheese Trails pass essentially in the valleys. Therefore, it is possible to hike them from spring to autumn. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of the hiker to check weather forecasts as well as snow conditions. The ideal period to hike is mid-May to mid-October.

Take note: the Crésuz – Gruyères stage via the Jogne gorges is subject to closings due to the opening of Montsalvens dam which represents a significant danger. Always respect these closings. For more information consult the Broc municipality's (la commune de Broc) Broc.

What is the best time period to hike the trails ?
Between July and August weather conditions are ideal, alpages (alpine farms) are active and opportunities to sleep along the trail are abundant.

Is it possible to access the Cheese Trails by public transportation?
All the stages are accessible by public transportation (train, bus or coach). Bus stops and train stations along the trail are referenced in the app. This information can also be found in the descriptive summary of each stage.

For more detailed information on public transportation and schedules, consult the site  or Rail services at +41 (0)900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min)

Can we hike the Cheese Trails with a dog ?
Yes, you can hike the trails with a dog. However, it is recommended and sometimes even required by law that your dog is on a leash in forests. For more information, download our brochure Respectez nos zones protégées et nos espèces sensibles (Respect our protected habitats and sensitive species).

Where can I sleep along the trail ?
Numerous hotels and B&Bs have partnered with the Cheese Trails. All are referenced in the points of interest in the app under the menu item: Dormir or Sleeping. This information can also be found in the descriptive summary of each stage on the website.

Can we camp?
Camping is illegal in all regions of the Park. That being said, several designated campgrounds are located along the Cheese Trails. You can find a list of campgrounds here.

Where can I eat or buy food ?
Numerous restaurants, buvettes (snack bars) and shops featuring local products can be found in the villages you will hike through. You can find a list under points of interest in the app under the menu Manger or Eating. This information can also be found in the descriptive summary of each stage.

Are there easier stages?
With one exception (Rougemont – Château-d’Œx via les Ciernes Picat) the stages follow marked hiking trails and present no major difficulties.

Are there more difficult stages ?
Only the Rougemont – Château-d’Œx via les Ciernes Picat stage follows a more difficult, mountain hiking trail.

  • Distance : 10.2 km ; Temps de marche : 3h48
  • Elevation loss/gain in meters : gain 651 m ; loss 699 m

What should we do if there is an accident ? What are the emergency numbers ?
Protect the injured and concerned parties from other dangers and the elements (bad weather and cold). Perform first aid. If necessary or if there is any doubt, alert rescue services. Do not leave the injured alone. Keep yourself safe so as not to make the situation worse.

Emergency Numbers :
Emergency Services 144
Rega (helicopter rescue team) 1414
Police 117

My Les Vias du fromage/ Cheese Trails Application

In what languages is the application available ?
The app is available in three languages : French / German / English. It will automatically detect the language of your telephone and adapt to it. No adjustment is necessary. If your phone is set to a language other than the three above, the app will appear in the default language of English. For technical reasons, the download page is only available in French. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Why does the application require more than 50Mo ?
Because of the topographic map which is an integral part of the application. You can use the map when cellular service is not available. Therefore, you do not need to be connected to your phone network and you can use the application at no additional cost.

Nevertheless, it is recommended that you download the application with the help of a wi-fi network. A list of establishments with free wi-fi can be found here.

Will using the application cost me anything or use my communication minutes ?
Non, the application functions without an internet connection. Only the contents of the Media menu and/or buying a game prize requires access to your internet network or a wi-fi connection.I do not want to be staring at my phone will I hike. Is there another way to be notified about points of

interest that I shouldn't miss?
Just open the stage you wish to hike (map mode), and put away your phone. A message will inform you when there is a point of interest nearby that fits the criteria you designated in your preferences.

How do I change my preferences ?
In the Réglages/Tools menu at the top of the home screen.

Why does the A voir / To see tab change contents ?
Because it constantly adapting according to your preferences, the time of day, and the weather.


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