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

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

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 53.2 km
6:40 h
1,357 m
1,356 m
1,634 m
888 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

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!
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Update: August 11, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,634 m
Lowest point
888 m
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Track types

Asphalt 47.17%Dirt road 1.16%Forested/wild trail 20.89%Path 13.38%Road 16.96%Unknown 0.41%
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25.1 km
Dirt road
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
11.1 km
Path
7.1 km
Road
9 km
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0.2 km
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Tips and hints

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

Start

Saanen, railway station (1,010 m)
Coordinates:
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2'586'278E 1'148'559N
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46.488207, 7.259926
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46°29'17.5"N 7°15'35.7"E
UTM
32T 366452 5149763
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Destination

Saanen, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Saanen, railway station

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.

Parking

There are several parking facilities in the village of Saanen:

Parking Zentrum, Bahnhofplatz, Märetplatz, Pfrundmätteli or Floraplatz.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'586'278E 1'148'559N
DD
46.488207, 7.259926
DMS
46°29'17.5"N 7°15'35.7"E
UTM
32T 366452 5149763
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Mountainbike, clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.

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Pascal Aebischer
August 25, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 24, 2021
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
53.2 km
Duration
6:40 h
Ascent
1,357 m
Descent
1,356 m
Highest point
1,634 m
Lowest point
888 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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