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Charmey - Brecca

Hiking trail
Time required: 5 hours 45 minutesLength: 16.00 km


Mai, June, July, August, September, October


Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut
Place du Village 6
1660 Château-d'Œx
Tel. +41 (0)848 110 888



Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut - This stage of the trail takes in the scenic Breccaschlund (Brecca gorge), home to an incredible variety of wild flora and fauna and offering magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes, some of which appear in the Federal Inventory of Landscapes

From Charmey, take the path to Montminard, then continue in the direction of the Tissinèva mountain farm at point 1474. From here, the path leads down to la Gissetta, where it runs along the banks of the Rio de l’Essert. At Pré de l’Essert, you will pass a small chapel before heading east towards the Grattavache-Dessus mountain farm. Follow the stream as far as La Balisa mountain farm, then take the path on the right. There is a steep climb before you make your descent to the Ober Recardets mountain farm. From either chalet, you can walk down to Schwarzsee, where you can stay overnight in one of the local hotels or return to your final destination via public transport. If you want to continue on to Brecca, take the path that runs alongside Les Recardets before crossing over at Rippa. Then walk down towards Unteri Rippa, and continue on in the direction of the cabane de Brecca. To reach the Cerniets mountain refuge, take the path on the right at point 1378, additional 30-minute walk.



16.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
1218 m
Altitude difference descent
704 m
Time required
5 hours 45 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Hiking shoes, picnic, weather-appropriate clothing (mountain weather is highly changeable)


Starting point
Charmey (Altitude: 890 m)
Arrival by public transport
Charmey (Gruyère) (télécabine) Timetable SBB
Brecca (Altitude: 1400 m)

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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

L’Etoile Hotel-Restaurant

The hotel-restaurant L’Etoile in the village centre of Charmay is difficult to miss. The building originates from the 17th century and has been completely restored, rustic-style and tastefully at the same time. Taste the specialities from the Gruyère

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

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