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ITINERARY AND WALKING TRAILS IDEAS

Soak up the beautiful landscapes
of the Fribourg region thanks to our
itinerary and hiking ideas!

ITINERARY IDEAS

    CLEAN AIR AND GOOD FOOD

    CLEAN AIR AND GOOD FOOD


    Example for a family (2 adults with a Half-Fare Travelcard and 2 children from 6 to 16 years) leaving from Bulle

    10:15 a.m.: Train to Châtel-St-Denis (arrival at 10:40 a.m.)
    10:50 a.m.: Bus to Les Paccots (arrival at 11:00 a.m.)

    Arrived in Les Paccots, go to Sport’Yves in order to rent snowshoes and sticks. The didactic path “Rand’Eau” will allow you to walk during 1.15 hours in a dream setting while learning interesting facts about water. After the effort, relaxation! The Auberge du Lac des Joncs will treat you delicious local specialties. In the afternoon, the indoor ice rink of Les Paccots will promise you good time of fun. The biggest will not be able to resist to a massage at the Espace Santé et Bien-être in Les Paccots (30% discount on all treatments with the FriPass).

    04:55 p.m.: Bus to Châtel-St-Denis (arrival at 05:08 p.m.)
    05:18 p.m.: Train to Bulle (arrival at 05:44 p.m.)


    Price for a family (2 adults with a Half-Fare Travelcard and 2 children from 6 to 16 years) leaving from Bulle

    • Without FriPass: CHF 145.60
    • With FriPass: CHF 90.00

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    EXOTIC LAKESIDE ADVENTURE

    EXOTIC LAKESIDE ADVENTURE


    Example for a family with half-fare travel card departing from Payerne (2 adults and 2 children between 6 and 16 years old)

    8.18 a.m.: Train for Kerzers, Papiliorama (arrival at 9.08 a.m)

    Papiliorama train station is located two minutes’ walk from the attraction. Once inside, explore three domes housing brightly coloured butterflies, beautiful exotic flowers and nocturnal tropical animals. At 10.51 a.m, take the train for Morat for a dinner cruise on the lake. When you return to shore, hop on the tourist train and visit the old town.

    4.21 p.m: Train for Payerne (arrival at 4.41 p.m)


    Price for a family with a half-fare travel card

    • Without FriPass: CHF 208.20
    • With FriPass: CHF 90.00

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    CULTURE AND WALLPAPER

    CULTURE AND WALLPAPER


    Example for an adult leaving from Châtel-St-Denis

    09:18 a.m.: Train to Bulle (arrival at 09:44 a.m.)
    09:50 a.m.: Train to Romont (arrival at 10:07 a.m.)

    Leave the train and slope gently upwards the hill of Romont. Discover the cobblestoned lanes of this town. Arrived at the castle, enter a world of glass and colors thanks to the Vitromusée, the Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art. After its visit, walk on the stained glass trail until Mézières (duration: 2.40 hours) where you will be able to visit the Wallpaper Museum and admire extremely rare items.

    04:28 p.m.: Bus from Mézières (FR) to Bulle (arrival 04:58 p.m.)

    Make a last trip in the town of Bulle and do not forget to taste one of the many culinary specialties of the region!

    06:45 p.m.: Train to Châtel-St-Denis (arrival at 07:10 p.m.)


    Price for an adult leaving from Châtel-St-Denis

    • Without FriPass: CHF 50.60
    • With FriPass: CHF 40.00

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    Itinéraire culture et papier peint

    SIGHTSEEING IN FRIBOURG

    SIGHTSEEING IN FRIBOURG


    Example for a family departing from Galmiz (2 adults and 2 children between 6 and 16 years old)

    08:37 : Take the train to Fribourg (arrives at 09:28)

    Head over to the tourist office and pick up everything you need to begin a round of urban golf. Afterwards, dine at one of the many restaurants in Fribourg's old town. Next, visit the cathedral and climb its 365 steps, before taking a well-earned rest aboard Fribourg's tourist train (tour lasts approx. 1 hr). Art lovers should make one last stop at Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle before heading home.

    16:32 : Train towards Morat, then Galmiz (arrives at 17:21)


    Price for a family without travel card

    • Without FriPass: CHF 179.60
    • With FriPass: CHF 90.00

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    THE "DOLCE VITA" AND ROMAN RUINS

    THE "DOLCE VITA" AND ROMAN RUINS


    Example for a family (2 adults and 2 children from 6 to 16 years) leaving from Fribourg

    11:22 a.m.: Bus to Avenches (arrival at 11:51 a.m.)

    Aventicum… Explore the Roman capital of the Helvetians and its museum entirely dedicated to the city. Take the opportunity to lunch on a sunny terrace. Once satisfied, take a walk in the steps of the Romans until the lovely city of Murten (duration: 2.40 hours). Then, embark on a boat and let yourself be lulled by the sweet pitching and the drifts of the lake. In the evening, stroll in the lanes.

    08:57 p.m.: Train to Fribourg (arrival at 09:28 p.m.)


    Price for a family (2 adults and 2 children from 6 to 16 years) leaving from Fribourg

    • Without FriPass: CHF 160.40
    • With FriPass: CHF 90.00

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    Itinéraire dolce vita

    ESCAPE TO THE LAKE

    ESCAPE TO THE LAKE


    Example for an adult without a travel card departing from Fribourg

    12.16 a.m: Train to Estavayer-le-Lac (arrival at 12.54 a.m)

    Alight at Estavayer-le-Lac and hop on the tourist train for a tour of this historic town! Hop off at the “Musée” stop and explore the Frog Museum. Hop on the next train, which will take you to the lake shore. Spend an action-packed afternoon water-skiing, riding a pedalo or stand-up paddle boarding. Return to the station on foot or aboard the tourist train.

    7.35 p.m: Train for Fribourg (Arrival at 8.12 p.m)


    Price for an adult without travel card

    • Without FriPass: CHF 141.20
    • With FriPass: CHF 40.00 + CHF 80.00 (Funpass) = CHF 120.00

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    A WINTER DAY'S IN PACCOTS

    A WINTER DAY'S IN PACCOTS


    Example for one adult with a half-fare travel card departing from Romont

    09:44 : Train towards Châtel-St-Denis (arrives at 10:14)
    10:20 : Bus from Châtel-St-Denis to Paccots (arrives at 10:33)

    Get off the bus at the Village stop, then cross the road to pick up your snowshoes from Sport’Yves. Snowshoe for around 2.5 hours along marked trail no. 9. Once you've returned your snowshoes, head over to the skating rink and strut your stuff on the ice. Take the bus back to Châtel-St-Denis, then hop on the train to Semsales and see if you can puzzle your way out of L’Ichu Escape Game.

    17:33 : Train towards Palézieux (arrives at 17:56)
    18:00 : Train towards Romont (arrives at 18:15)


    Price for an adult with a half-fare travel card

    • Without FriPass: CHF 88.80
    • With FriPass: CHF 30.00 + CHF 40.00 (Escape Game) = CHF 70.00

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    MAGIC OF LA GRUYÈRE AND CHOCOLATE DESIRE

    MAGIC OF LA GRUYÈRE AND CHOCOLATE DESIRE


    Example for an adult leaving from Romont

    09:53 a.m.: Train to Bulle (arrival at 10:11 a.m.)
    10:17 a.m.: Train to Broc-Fabrique (arrival at 10:28 a.m.)

    Very close to the train station, bewitch by the magic of the chocolate in the famous Maison Cailler, the Swiss Chocolate Factory. Once the visit is over, fill your shopping bags and start your walk (duration: 2.00 hours – 2.30 hours) or jump in the train to the medieval town of Gruyères.

    12:32 p.m.: Train to Gruyères-Pringy (arrival at 12:59 p.m., with connection at Bulle)

    At the destination, discover La Maison du Gruyère and the Castle of Gruyères, which overlooks the city. After their visits, do not miss to taste the signature dish of La Gruyère region: meringues with Gruyère double cream!

    05:00 p.m.: Train to Bulle (arrival at 05:08 p.m.)
    05:20 p.m.: Train to Romont (arrival at 05:37 p.m.)


    Price for an adult leaving from Romont

    • Without FriPass: CHF 60.10
    • With FriPass: CHF 40.00

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    TRAINS AND PICTURESQUE STREETS

    TRAINS AND PICTURESQUE STREETS


    Example for an adult with a Half-Fare Travelcard and a child from 6 to 16 years leaving from Avenches

    10:34 a.m.: Fribourg, Vuille (Arrival at 11 a.m.)
    11:12 a.m.: Bus n°5 to Granges-Paccots, Rte du Coteau (Arrival at 11.15 a.m.)

    Go down the bus and discover the world of the Swiss Model Railway! After this visit, go to the Old Town of Fribourg, where picturesque restaurants await you. After your meal, climb the 368 steps to the top of Fribourg cathedral’s tower and admire the stunning views over the old town.

    05:43 p.m.: Bus to Avenches (arrival at 06:21 p.m.)


    Price for an adult with a Half-Fare Travelcard and a child from 6 to 16 years leaving from Avenches

    • Without FriPass: CHF 68.60
    • With FriPass: CHF 30.00 + CHF 20.00 = CHF 50.00

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    Itinéraires petits trains touristiques

    PANORAMIC WINTER WALK

    PANORAMIC WINTER WALK


    Example for one adult with a half-fare travel card departing from Fribourg

    9.38 a.m: Bus for La Berra (arrival at 10.15 a.m)

    No need to lug your snowshoes around: with Fripass, you can rent snowshoes at the bottom of the piste. With the Le Brand Telemix, you can take a panoramic walk along the ridge (1 hr 20 min round trip). For the more adventurous, there are two trails to the summit of La Berra.

    3.38 p.m: Bust for Fribourg (arrival at 4.20 p.m)


    Price for an adult with a half-fare travel card

    • Without FriPass: CHF 44.60
    • With FriPass: CHF 30.00

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    STAND UP PADDLE AND PANORAMIC VIEW

    STAND UP PADDLE AND PANORAMIC VIEW


    Example for an adult with a Half-Fare Travelcard leaving from Payerne

    09:16 a.m.: Train to Fribourg (arrival at 09:43 a.m.)
    10:03 a.m.: Bus to Zollhaus (arrival at 10:43 a.m.)

    When leaving the bus in Zollhaus, you will be on your way for a splendid walk through a preserved land (duration: 2 hours). Arrived in Schwarzsee, go on the Riggisalp chair lift in order to discover the wonderful view from the summit and taste the delicious barbecues of the restaurant Bärghuus. Then, go down to the village with the chair lift and enjoy some aquatic pleasures! You can rent a stand up paddle for one hour to relax, simply surrounded by water.

    06:04 p.m.: Bus to Fribourg (arrival at 06:57 p.m.)
    07:16 p.m.: Train to Payerne (arrival at 07:44 p.m.)


    Price for an adult with a Half-Fare Travelcard leaving from Payerne

    • Without FriPass: CHF 51.80
    • With FriPass: CHF 30.00

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    Stand Up Paddle sur le lac

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