Gite du Gazon vert - gite du Graber (par Sewen)

Legend :
Auberge gîte du Gazon vert
Auberge de Graber - Gite d'étape

Difficulty ratingDifficult

Distance (in km) 14.9

Elevation gain + (in m) 551

Elevation loss - (in m) 813

Length (3.5 km/h) 4h15

along the way
GPS data - 47.85219,6.92745
Relaxing on the lake front of lake perches
GPS data - 47.84626,6.92312

The Lake Perches, also called Sternsee (lake of the stars), is located in an old glacial cirque at 1000 meters altitude. Its name isn't due to the fish of the same name but to a transmission error. It should have been called “Bers”, the name of a pasture nearb

Neuweiher lake
GPS data - 47.83837,6.91355
The path of the three lakes is situated nearby Gresson and Haute-Bers rigdges and runs past the Neuweiher lake and the Perches lake.
Neuweiher Lakes
GPS data - 47.83278,6.90887

Both of the Neuweiher lakes are the result of glacier activity. Throughout their history, the lakes were drained and used as a meadow. Then the dikes were built again for the needs of the metallurgical industry below in the valley. Therefore there were named N

Lake Sewen
GPS data - 47.81156,6.89914

Sewen Lake is characteristic of the ancient glacial valleys. The lake is actually transforming into marshland. Beavers were reintroduced here recently in their natural habitat.

Graber Inn
GPS data - 47.79471,6.90612

On the sunny side
The Graber hostel is located on the southern side of the Masevaux valley, nearby the Doller source.The Bittel familiy took over the lodge to preserve local traditions.

The architecture is an example of farms from the late 19th century. Th