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Rossinière – Rougemont

Hiking trail
Time required: 5 hours 30 minutesLength: 17.30 km


April, 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 - From the Grand Chalet to the alluvial zone of the Sarine.

Anyone arriving at Rossinière train station cannot fail to see the majestic Grand Chalet, where the famous painter Balthus (1908–2001) spent his final years. Today, it is still home to his family, his art studio and the Balthus foundation.

The trail passes by the old wooden houses around the village square and gently climbs through the pastures above Rossinière towards Pâquier au Lièvre and Château-d'Œx. After crossing the Turrian bridge, the oldest suspension bridge in Switzerland still in use today (1883), the trail runs along an alluvial zone of national importance which is vital to safeguarding the natural dynamics of the river and its flora and fauna. The Ramaclé waterfall is a particularly lovely sight.

After a brief climb to the hamlet of Gérignoz, the trail crosses the Sarine again. From there, it is a short walk to Les Combes. Cross the cantonal road and take the path that leads up to the Buvette des Serpenteys, which is open during the summer months. From here, the trail runs through the small valley of Les Ciernes Picat to Rougemont. On the final descent, it is worth slowing down to admire the village's centuries-old wooden chalets, many of which feature pretty carvings, paintings and inscriptions.



17.30 km
Altitude difference ascent
900 m
Altitude difference descent
780 m
Time required
5 hours 30 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
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Starting point
Arrival by public transport
Rossinière Timetable SBB
Arrival by public transport
Rougemont Timetable SBB

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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Balthus Chapel

Located at the heart of Rossinière, Balthus Chapel is a space dedicated to the memory of the artist. A rich exhibition invites connoisseurs and novices alike on a journey into the universe of one of the 20th century’s most important figurative painte...

Historical building
Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Le Grand Chalet

The Grand Chalet, formerly the Grande Maison, was built in 1754 for two families. On the lower ground floor an immense cheese cellar can be found. Jean-David Henchoz, the general contractor, attempted to make this a cheese commerce center. From 185...

Historical building
Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Les Serpenteys

Located between Château-d’Œx and Flendruz (take the road across from Des Combes train station). On the menu are fondue, croûte au fromage (open-faced grilled cheese sandwich), cold dishes and by reservation, chalet macaroni with roasted ham. For dess...

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut


Fires have ravaged Rossinière three times in its history. Despite the fires, the village is still home to magnificent 17th and 18th century wooden buildings. The most well-known is the Grand Chalet, classified as a monument of national importance. T...

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut


Rougemont gets its name from the red rocks on its northern slopes. The town was founded at the beginning of the 11th century by Cluny monks who built their priory here. Until the end of the 19th century, livestock and milk production made up most o...

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Le Chalet, show cheese dairy

Le Chalet is one of Château-d'Œx’s most popular tourist attractions. Its famed organic cheese, Le Chalet Bio, is made by heating milk from mountain farms in large vats over a wood fire. In the heart of the restaurant, the cheesemaker, dressed in trad...