Very Easy Lac de Montsalvens après les Gorges de la Jogne

Published on 3 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

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Gorges de la Jogne

Let’s have a little excursion to the Canton of Fribourg for a typical family hike: the Gorges de la Jogne. The itinerary, following against the current the eponymous river, is accessible, playful and full of surprises for the whole family since many tunnels and footbridges accompany the way. The track is shady for the most part and allows observing the local fauna and flora. The outlook from the dam on Lac de Montsalvens and Dents Vertes is unforgettable and invites to a deserved break. The itinerary is closed in winter or after violent thunderstorms since it can become very slippery, especially in the final ascent just before the dam.


  • Difficulty: Very Easy hiking-icon-moyen
  • Altitude: 801 m
  • Ascent: 1 hour 10 min
  • Descent: 1 hour 10 min
  • Elevation Gain: 300 meters
  • Round-trip: 4.2 km
  • Map: Carte nationale 1225 Gruyères

 

Getting There

From Bulle, follow the direction of Charmey and Châtel-sur-Montsalvens. After leaving the village of Broc, turn right on a little forest path and park at the end of that road. For people traveling by public transport, get off at “Broc, le Home” stop located 150 meters away from the forest path.

GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 46.604656,7.114089

Ascent

Follow the pathway along the Jogne River by crossing the numerous footbridges and tunnels all along the track. The only real difficulty is the steep rise just before the dam.

Descent

Take the same path as previously described. It’s possible to continue to Châtel-sur-Montsalvens to take the bus at “Châtel-sur-Montsalvens, Rest.” stop. For those who want a longer excursion, it’s also feasible to go the “Charmey, télécabine” stop by following the “Tour du Lac” path. Hence, add 5.3 km, to wit, 1:30 hour to reach the bus stop.


Photos of the Gorges de la Jogne

Route

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Pierre-Alexandre

27 ans, géographe de formation, fondateur et webmaster de Randos-MontBlanc.


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