Yesterday we took advantage of the low water level of Lac de La Gruyère to walk to the Ile d’Ogoz!

Located on the Lac de La Gruyère, it turns into a peninsula at the arrival of spring.

The low water level of the Lac de La Gruyère allows for a nice, easy and accessible hike. It takes about 1 hour to walk there and back and to discover the Ile d’Ogoz on foot.

The remains of the 13th century, including two towers and a chapel await you. It is possible to climb to the top of one of the towers to observe the surroundings. From the top of the tower you can admire the still snow-covered Pre-Alps and the Lac de La Gruyère.

The Lac de La Gruyère is an artificial lake dating back to 1948. At the end of the winter, the lake is emptied in order to accommodate the water from the melting snow. This transforms the Ile d’Ogoz into an ephemeral peninsula.

⚠️ Beware, the island is fragile. Respect the area by taking your garbage with you and by not moving the stones of the Island.

🌟 The level of the water was at 667m; the maximum level being 677, we were actually walking on a piece of land that most of the year is covered by 10 additional m above our heads!

⏰ Avoid crowded weekends or visit early morning like we did 🙂





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