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Saanen - Mittelberg - Abländschen - Jaun - Im Fang - Gros Mont - Rougemont - Saanen

53,17 km
6:40 hrs.
1.382 m
1.399 m
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Condition
Technique
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Landscape
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Starting point of the tour
Saanen, railway station
Destination of the tour
Saanen, railway station
Lowest point
888 m
Highest point
1.634 m
Properties
  • Scenic
  • Loop
  • Refreshment stops available
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Varied MTB round tour with many sights and opportunities to enjoy and marvel at nature. 

From Saanen, the first section of this route leads via Unterbort into the Grischbach valley. Further on, the route climbs up to Mittelberg. From here the descent begins to the remote village of Abländschen, followed by a rather flat section to Jaun. In Jaun, just before the village center, turn left and take the gravel road to Im Fang. In Im Fang cross the main road and continue on the single trail to Pra Jean, where the Gros Mont Valley begins. The first part of the valley is rather flat before the climb zigzags up to the high plateau. The rigorous climb is rewarded with unspoiled nature and tranquillity. The route continues past the Vanil Noir, the highest mountain in the canton of Fribourg and via Rougemont back to Saanen.
Properties
Saanen - Mittelberg - Abländschen - Jaun - Im Fang - Pra Jean - Gros Mont - Rougemont - Saanen
Equipment
Mountainbike, clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.
Tip of the author
Take a break at the waterfall in Jaun. The waterfall and the surroundings of the Old Church are said to be in a force field of special magnitude: Here applies: Refresh and recharge your batteries in equal measure!
Public Transit
Saanen, railway station
Parking
There are several parking facilities in the village of Saanen:

Parking Zentrum, Bahnhofplatz, Märetplatz, Pfrundmätteli or Floraplatz.

Getting There
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.

Additional Information
This tour is also very well suited for the e-bike.

More information about the mountainbike routes in the Destination Gstaad: www.gstaad.ch/mountainbike

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