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Juan Pass 505/189 Patrick Hot

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Written by Patrick     October 15, 2012    
 
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Warnings

This road may be seasonally closed

Directions
Begin Destination

Garfen 321, 3766 Boltigen, Switzerland, Bern

Route des Ages 5, 1636 Broc, Switzerland, Fribourg

Location

Address
Garfen 321, 3766 Boltigen, Switzerland

General Route

Route Type
Mountains
Distance
31,699
Duration
2,118
(Partial) toll road
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This road may be seasonally closed
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Jaun Pass (German: Jaunpass, French: col de Bellegarde) 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 road was completed in 1878.

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.

The eastern ramp starts wide and then narrows to almost a one lane road for a couple of Km. The views on this side of the pass are just stunning with huge granite rock formations sticking up in all directions.

Once you hit Im Fang, you are off the steep part of the ramp and you roll though a lovely high alpine valley. This is also where you get a language change from German to French. In Charmey, if it is a nice day you can stop and take in some para-gliding action. From Charmey to Broc you start picking up more traffic, but you have several passing opportunities. In Broc, you get some lovely views of the medieval town of Gruyères which sits perched above the valley.

We rate the a medium difficulty route as there are some very narrow sections of road.

Editor review

Nice little pass.
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Patrick Reviewed by Patrick October 15, 2012
Last updated: November 25, 2012
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Jaun Pass

Nice little pass.

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A great little pass. A great alternative from getting from the Interlaken valley over to lake Geneva.
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greg Reviewed by greg February 22, 2014
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Juan Pass

A great little pass. A great alternative from getting from the Interlaken valley over to lake Geneva.

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