On arrival in Les Paccots, go to Sport’Yves to hire a pair of snowshoes and poles for each member of your party. Follow the Rand’Eau visitor trail through the beautiful countryside (duration: 1 hr 15 mins), completing the fun quiz all about water. Now you’ve earned a reward! The Auberge du Lac des Joncs serves up delicious Fribourgeois specialities. In the afternoon, there’s skating fun in store at the indoor ice rink. Mum and dad can treat themselves to a massage at the Espace Santé et Bien-être spa in Les Paccots (30% discount on all treatments with the FriPass).
Price for a family (2 adults with Half-Fare cards and 2 children aged 6 to 16 years) departing Bulle
From Châtel-St-Denis station, take bus 492, alighting at the ‘Les Paccots, village’ stop.
Discover the wonderful world of Papillorama. Step inside to explore three different domes: butterflies of every colour, stunning exotic flowers and nocturnal animals of the tropics. At the end of the morning, take the train to Murten to enjoy a lunchtime cruise on the lake, dining on board. Back on dry land, hop on the little sightseeing train, which will take you into town to see the historical centre.
Price for a family with a Half-Fare card
Departing Kerzers station, alight from the train at Kerzers Papillorama station (the entrance is just 80 metres away)
On arrival at the station, take your time walking up the hill into the charming little town of Romont. Explore its cobbled streets and castle, home to the Vitromusée, a fascinating collection of coloured glass of every kind. After your museum stop, follow the Sentier du Vitrail walking trail (approx. 2 hrs 40 mins), which will take you to Mézières (FR), where you can call in at the Wallpaper Museum to admire its collection of rare wall coverings.
Price for one adult departing Châtel-St-Denis
Departing Kerzers station, alight from the train at Kerzers Papillorama station (the entrance is just 80 metres away).
Bus services 454 and 455 from Mézières (FR) operate to Bulle and Romont.
Call in at the tourist office to collect your clubs for the urban mini-golf. Stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants in Fribourg Old Town. Next, visit the cathedral, climbing the 365 steps to the top of the tower. Then enjoy a well-earned rest on the Fribourg sightseeing train (tour lasts approx. 1 hr). Art lovers can round things off at the Espace Tinguely – Niki de St-Phalle art museum before the trip home.
Full price for a family
Buses and trains arrive at Fribourg station. The tourist office is a three-minute walk.
Aventicum… Explore the Roman capital of Helvetia and the museum dedicated entirely to this ancient city. Take time out for a light lunch on a sunny café terrace. Refreshed, you can then enjoy the walk (2 hrs 40 mins) in the footsteps of the Romans to the charming town of Murten. Once there, board the boat for a relaxing and refreshing lake cruise. In the evening, why not follow your nose around the narrow backstreets?
Price for a family (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 to 16 years) departing Fribourg
Departing Fribourg station, take bus 544 to Avenches. Departing Morat/Murten station, take train S20/21 back to Fribourg.
Hop on board the sightseeing train to see the sights and sounds of the historic town of Estavayer-le-Lac! During the tour, alight at the ‘Musée’ stop to explore the Frog Museum. Board the little train again an hour later and ride it to the lakeside for an afternoon letting off steam on the lake. Choose from a variety of watersports including waterskiing, pedalos and stand-up paddleboarding. Return to the station on foot or aboard the sightseeing train.
For one adult, full price
Departing Fribourg, take train S30 to Estavayer-le-Lac station.
A stone’s throw from the station, a world of chocolate awaits you at Maison Cailler. At the end of your visit, fill your bag with provisions and jump on the train for the medieval town of Gruyères.
On arrival, explore La Maison du Gruyère and Gruyères Castle, which dominates the town. When you’ve finished sightseeing, don’t pass up the chance to try a little meringue, served with La Gruyère double cream of course!
For one adult departing Romont
Departing Bulle station, take the S60 train to Broc-Fabrique. The S51 train will take you to Gruyère.
Travel light! The FriPass includes snowshoe hire at the bottom of the pistes, so there’s no need to take your own. The Brand Télémixte ski lift will whisk you up to the top. From there, you can enjoy a panoramic walk along the ridge (1 hr 20 mins return trip). If you’re feeling more energetic, there’s a choice of two footpaths up to the summit of La Berra.
Price for one adult with a Half-Fare card
Every weekend, departing Fribourg station, take bus 234 then 235 (changing at La Roche (FR), Le Stoutz) to La Berra ski resort.
On arrival at Schwarzsee, take the Riggisalp chairlift to enjoy the view from the top and tuck into delicious barbecue meal served at the Bärghuus restaurant. Walk back down to enjoy the magnificent view of the lake. Hire a stand-up paddleboard for an hour’s relaxation on the water.
Price for one adult with a Half-Fare card departing Payerne
Departing Fribourg station, take bus 123, alighting at the Schwarzsee, Gypsera stop.