Start / Finnish: Charmey / Jaun
Total Distance: 32 kilometers
Highest Point: 1509 m
Open end-to-end: seasonally
Road condition: paved, good.
Jaun Pass is a high mountain pass (el. 1509 m.) in the Swiss Alps linking Charmey and Jaun in the canton of Fribourg with Reidenbach (part of the municipality of Boltigen) in the canton of Bern. The pass itself is located within the canton of Bern.
The pass road was completed in 1878.
Jaun Pass is located in the Swiss Alps linking Charmey and Jaun in the canton of Fribourg with Reidenbach (part of the municipality of Boltigen) in the canton of Bern. This pass can be ridden in either direction, but for this review we are riding west form Boltigen. This route winds its way up the west mountain side of the Nieder Simmental valley. It is a narrow road but well maintained and does not usually carry that much traffic so is a very nice riding road. There are several hairpins, but none of them are especially difficult. There is a stunning viewing area about ¾ of the way up the ramp. From here you get a stunning vista of all the mountains best online casino in the area. On the summit there are several small restaurants and an outlet for local Alp cheese, defiantly worth a visit.
TIPS FOR TRAVEL
- We recommend stopping in Broc, where you’ll get some lovely views of the medieval town of Gruyères which sits perched above the valley.
- If you are looking for an accommodation, we recommend Hotel Waldrand.