©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad
©  (c) Ferienregion Gstaad

Tour de Gastlosen: Saanen - Jaun - Zweisimmen - Saanen

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  • Difficulty
  • Duration 5:30 h
  • Distance 63,6 km
  • 1661 hm
  • 1661 hm

From the picturesque Saanen, the tour starts along the main road direction Schönried. Turn left in direction to the restaurant Sonnenhof and continue the bike route number 59. The side street with low traffic follows leisurely to the Grischbach. From km 12, it gets tough. With five serpentines and partly high percent of gradients, the side road rises within 2.5 kilometres up to the Mittelbergpass. Then a long descent follows down to Jaun. During the first half, pay attention from cows and gullies. On the street down at the river are some defects on the surface. But all in all, a great descent. From Jaun-Kappelboden, it gets steep again. The further short Jaunpass needs strong calves or still some power left in the battery. Furthermore, the sun shines there from midday very strongly onto the street. To average out at 8.6 %, and the strongest gradients with more than 15 %, it goes up to the pass. Avoid the tunnel and enjoy the beautiful view back to the Mittelbergpass. The descent from the Jaunpass is one of the highlights of the tour. 8.5 kilometres on a good surface with serpentines, straights and nice views. In Reidenbach, turn left and just after right onto the national bike trail number 9. Follow this trail until Grubenwald and go then onto the side street further to Mannried and Zweisimmen. From Zweisimmen, take again bike route number 9 and master the last «Pièces de résistance». Just after Oeschseite and before Saanenmöser are two absolutely dignified «Murs» which exact the last power. The descent to Gstaad and the following part along the river to Saanen can be used to cool down.


  • Approach

    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.

    More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

  • Saanen station

  • Various parking spaces and car parks are available in Gstaad.

  • Saanen - Mittelbergpass - Jaun/Kappelboden - Jaunpass - Reidenbach - Grubenwald - Mannried - Zweisimmen - Oeschseite - Saanenmöser - Schönried - Gstaad - Saanen

  • Clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.

  • Take two batteries with you or have lunch at restaurant Zytbödeli and charge your battery there with your recharger. Also the other way around a great tour. On typical weekend for motorcyclists much traffic on the Jaunpass. Drive early or late.