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Col des Mosses – Château-d'Œx

Hiking trail
Time required: 4 hours 10 minutesLength: 15.20 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 - Marshy sites and authentic villages.

This hiking trail is largely on surfaced paths. It starts at the Col des Mosses bus stop and runs from the Les Mosses plateau to La Lécherette.

From La Lécherette, the trail winds along the side of Monts Chevreuils. The north slope offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Pays d'Enhaut, stretching from the Sarine valley, Les Vanils and the Gummfluh, right the way over to Les Moulins and Château-d'Œx, the next stops on the trail.

The path continues downhill through pastureland, meadows and a disused ski slope until it reaches Les Moulins. Food lovers can stock up on Gruyère AOP and raclette cheese at the hamlet's organic cheese dairy. The trail continues along the Sarine river and meadows carpeted with fragrant herbs. The final ascent takes you across fields to the Château-d'Œx. The village is home to the Montreux-Bernese Oberland (MOB) train station. In 2017, the station won a FLUX award, a prestigious Swiss mobility prize that honours well-designed and efficiently run transport hubs which also offer users a high degree of comfort and safety. The judges singled out the station's underpass for particular praise, considering it a true work of art.



15.20 km
Altitude difference ascent
390 m
Altitude difference descent
870 m
Time required
4 hours 10 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Starting point
Col des Mosses
Arrival by public transport
Col des Mosses Timetable SBB
Arrival by public transport
Château-d'Oex Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Families

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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Hôtel le Relais Alpin

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Hotel Le Chamois

Discover the Hotel Le Chamois on the Via Alpina route and let yourself be satisfied by the quality service in a family environment.

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

B&B Les Capucines**sup.

Stay close to nature in this small B&B in l'Etivaz. It is located a few kilometres from Château-d'Œx and the Col des Mosses.

Room / Holiday flat
Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Info point - L’Etivaz visitor centre

This information point in the L’Étivaz visitor centre is given over entirely to the alpine economy: images, texts and maps guide you through a journey into the heart of mountain farming. The accompanying brochure has details of 15 different visits to...

Information center
Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Information point – Les Mosses

This information point in the Les Mosses tourist office showcases 15 outstanding natural areas which bear witness to the birth of the Alps. All are within the Park’s perimeter and each one demonstrates the processes that have shaped, and continue to ...

Information center