Tour of Lake Gruyère

Location: Canton of Fribourg between Broc and Corbières, near Bulle

Description: hike not too difficult, well shaded and along the lake of Gruyère. Which is an artificial lake whose level varies according to the seasons.

Total length: about 14 km

Walking time: about 4 to 5 hours

Elevation: +/-492 meters

Altitude: between 678 and 724 meters

National hiking map 1: 50’000: 252 Bulle

Best period: from March to November

Difficulty : T2


The route starts in Broc. From the train station or the Nestlé road which overlooks the plain of Lac de la Gruyère, follow the indications “Tour du lac de la Gruyère”. Join the route du Lac and follow the road towards the north to start the hike on the left bank of the lake (general direction Corbières). After crossing the Corbières bridge, follow the road for about a hundred meters alongside a construction company.
At the indication Broc, tour du lac, cross the company’s building materials depot and join the route which begins with a climb up a flight of stairs. Follow the route to Broc which is punctuated by climbs and descents. Before arriving in Broc, the route joins a farm and an industrial area which you bypass by following the paved road. After leaving this sector, the path descends towards an electrical factory and the chocolate factory of Broc. Follow the directions and return to the starting point.

Useful information

Along the route there are many places to organize your picnic. When the level of the lake is high enough, you can also swim there. In season the route is very busy.
Corbières and Broc are served by public transport. There are many possibilities for parking, in particular white areas along the avenue de Nestlé.

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