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Winter hiking trail to the Fondue Caquelon Grossi Vorschess

3,27 km
1:15 hrs.
363 m
0 m
TOP Moderate
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Train station Schönried
Destination of the tour
The large fondue pot Grossi Vorschess, 46.515194, 7.282972
Lowest point
1.230 m
Highest point
1.592 m
  • Scenic
  • Family friendly
  • Cultural/historical value
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Winter hike from Schönried to the Grossi Vorschess and enjoy a fondue and the view in the giant cheese pot.

From Schönried station you walk to the Rellerli parking lot. From there you can reach Hubelstrasse via a short hiking trail. Follow this road to the Bergmatte and then to the Grossi Vorschess.

After a hike of approx. 1h and 15 minutes you will reach the large fondue pot, which can accommodate up to eight people. Direct access by car is not permitted.

Way back: You can walk the same way back to Schönried or you can extend your winter hike to the Rellerli.

Schönried - Hubel - Grossi Vorschess
The Fondue Backpack (order the fondue backpack the day before during the opening hours of any of the following dairies: Schönried Dairy, Fromage & Pain Saanen, Gstaad Dairy, Zweisimmen Dairy), good footwear, beverages.

The Fondue Backpack contains all of the ingredients needed for the irresistible outdoor experience: a full set of preparation equipment, either a traditional thick fondue or a particularly flavoursome truffle fondue, as well as crusty fondue bread, spices, fondue pot, warmer, plates and forks.

Safety information
Follow current winter hiking trail reports ("Schönried – Grossi Vorschess – Hugeli - Schönried")
Public Transit
Bus or train to Schönried station
Rellerli parking
Getting There
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

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Additional Information
More information about the Fondueland Gstaad:
Map and arrival