Mittelbergpass, an awe-inspiring lonely road

Mittelberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.633m (5,357ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.


The mountainous road to the summit is paved, but curvy (with a few hairpin turns) and steep, hitting a maximum gradient of 14.3% through some of the ramps. Starting from Saanen, the ascent is 10.6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 619 meters. The average percentage is 5.8 %.

The pass is 19.7 km (12.24 miles) long, running north-south from Jaun (a municipality in the canton of Fribourg) to Saanen (a municipality in the canton of Bern).