Jaun Pass, a 5 stars road in the Swiss Alps
Jaun Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.512m (4,960ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Bern, in Switzerland.
Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Jaunpassstrasse. The road was built in 1878.
The pass, also known as Jaunpass and Col de Bellegarde, is 18.3 km (11.37 miles) long, running from Im Fang (in the canton of Fribourg) to Reidenbach (in the canton of Bern). The drive features many steep sections, hitting a maximum gradient of 10.5% through some of the ramps.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Im Fang, the ascent is 10 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 565 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 %. And starting from Reidenbach, the ascent is 8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 664 meters. The average percentage is 8.3 %.
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