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🗼 Telecom Tower of Gibloux

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2016 Aug
  • Date de Visite
    10.08.2016 && 05.10.2017
  • Création
    1994
  • GPS
    46.68413 7.04031

The Telecom Tower of Gibloux


The Telecom Tower of Gibloux is a transmitting radio and television antenna located at the highest point of the Gibloux hills at 1205 meters alt. The tower represents the crossing point between the three districts of the Canton of Fribourg with the Gruyère District (municipality of Sorrens), the Glâne District (Villarsonnens) and the Sarine District (municipality of Gibloux created in 2016 by the regrouping of the 5 municipalities whose Farvagny). The antenna, owned by Swisscom and built in 1994, is 118 metres high with the spire. The concrete structure, in its part, is at 65 meters.

View of the Telecom Tower of Gibloux from a drone.
View of the Telecom Tower of Gibloux from a drone.

Access from the parking


The tower is accessible by car on the district Gruyere side. Just follow the antenna signs and you arrive at a parking in the forest of the Pont-en-Ogoz municipality. From here you can access to the tower by a 1.6-kilometre small paved road per 180 meters incline. Going up takes 40 minutes and going down around 25.

The parking and the access road to the Telecom Tower of Gibloux.
The parking and the access road to the Telecom Tower of Gibloux. The forbidden path for cars to the Telecom Tower of Gibloux

The panoramic terrace


A panoramic terrace all around the antenna is available at 37 meters high from May to October. Access is free from a spiral staircase composed of 200 steps backed to the Tower. The 360-degree view offer a  beautiful view of the Gruyere region, the Alps and the Jura. The didactic panels of “Géorama”, along the stairs and at the same level of the terrace, give an overview of the history of the universe, the earth and the life.

Note that the Mont-Pelerin Telecom Tower, which have the same radio and television broadcasting functions also has a panoramic terrace but in the highest point of the concrete structure, 60 meters high, while the terrace of the Telecom Tower of Gibloux is located at the “habitable” area.

Panoramic terrace of the spiral staircas.
The Telecom Tower of Gibloux from below The Telecom Tower of Gibloux from a drone with the Lake of Gruyere

Strolls


Many walks are available in the Gibloux area, as well as a forest botanical trail leading to the Tower. At the foot of the tower, it is allow to do some grills with the presence of wooden tables. Toilets are also available. Note the presence of Gibloux municipality (Villarlod) and the two lifts of the Mont-Gibloux including one for children.

The area with grills tables and the toilets at the base of the Tower
The area with grills tables and the toilets at the base of the Tower The area with grills tables and the toilets at the base of the Tower

The antenna from far


For the anecdote, the Telecom Tower of Gibloux is exactly in the alignement of the Chaumont Funicular trench in the heights of Neuchâtel.

The Telecom Tower of Gibloux is visible on clear days from the Chaumont Funicular trench as well as from the Gorges de la Jogne bridge.
 The Telecom Tower of Gibloux is visible on clear days from the Chaumont Funicular trench. The Telecom Tower of Gibloux is visible from the Gorges de la Jogne bridge.

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