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Estavayer-le-Lac - Cheyres - Châtillon FR - Estavayer-le-Lac

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Estavayer-le-Lac - Cheyres - Châtillon FR - Estavayer-le-Lac

Published/updated on 16.08.2019 by fomitopsis | 3763 points
 | Date of Tour: 09.07.2019 | Favourite Entries (1) 

The hike starts with a tour in the nice old town and castle of Estavayer-le-Lac, then goes in direction of the lake. After the harbour the path leaves the city and goes into the forest along the lake. Several small paths allow to get closer to the lake and are equipped with picnic and observation areas. The view on the lake Neuchâtel and the Jura mountains is beautiful, and the patient ones will be rewarded by spotting wildlife! When arriving at Cheyres the path climbs across the wineyards and along the creek Rochaudon, then goes across the fields to the nice small village of Châbles FR, then to Châtillon FR and arrives finally back to Estavayer-le-Lac.

Published/updated on 16.08.2019 by fomitopsis (3763 points) | Date of Tour: 09.07.2019

Route Infos

Western Switzerland
Time Required
3 hours 45 minutes
15 km
239 m
239 m
Max. Altitude
614 m
Min. Altitude
431 m
Season Start / Season End
March - November
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Points of Interest
Castle of Estavayer-le-Lac // Frog museum (Estavayer) // Protected area La Grande Cariçaie
Starting Point
Railway station Estavayer-le-Lac
Starting Point with Public Transport
Railway station Estavayer-le-Lac
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Estavayer-le-Lac, Cheyres
Things to Note
Several observation points as well as picnic areas are available in La Grande Caricaie. // Take picnic and water with you: most of the fountains on the way have no drinking water!

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