Jaun Pass (1509 m) connects canton of Freiburg and Bern. During the Second World War it was a strategic artillery spot where the mountain huts served as bunkers. Now Jaun Pass is a perfect spot for hikers, skiers and cross-country ski lovers.
The winter hiking trail or rather the snowshoe hiking trail starts next to the campsite. Firstly you start walking next to the slope and then you should follow the pink signs that will accompany you during your hike. It’s as easy as that. The trail starts climbing a bit and when you reach Bädermoos you should go right. Walking through a snow covered forest is stunning and when you’re around Trogsite region you will be able to admire Niedersimmental. During the whole hike there’s only one more demanding ascent (not really though, but the snow makes it a bit harder) and that is before reaching Bäderberg. From there on it’s an easy hike through Gislibüel grill area (where I stopped for a little break). Breathtaking Gastlosen view, peace and quiet…Pleasant walk through the forest will take you back to Bädermoos and Jaun Pass.
If you didn’t have enough you can continue your hike on the other side of the road. There’s a cross-country skiing area and a little winter hiking trail that also offers breathtaking views of Gastlosen.
Starting point: Jaun Pass (1509 m)
Target: Bäderegg (1653 m)
Hike lenght: around 9 km
Time: 3 hours
Tip: Check the weather. I took snowshoes with me but never needed them so I just did the whole hike in my mountain boots. If you’re going by bus double check the hours since you might end up spending a night on Jaun Pass.
Text: Agnieszka Wajs