Jaun Pass Trail – Boltigen
- start: Jaunpass, Talstation Skilift Zügwäge
- destination: Jaunpass, Talstation Skilift Zügwäge
- 8,02 km
- 3 hours 20 minutes
- 240 m
- 1671 m
- 1504 m
- 60 / 100
- 60 / 100
From the Jaun Pass (starting point at the campsite) we follow the winter hiking trail to the area known as Bädermoos where the trail branches off to the right and leads along the summer trail around the Bäderegg to the Trogsite area. From here there are great views of the Lower Simmental valley. After a short but rather demanding climb through a fir forest we reach the Bäderberg area. After the forest section, a magnificent panoramic view of the Bernese Alps and the nearby Gastlosen mountain range awaits. As we pass the sizeable alpine huts of Gross- and Klein Bäder, the trail leads over to Gislibüel and, just ahead of it, the BBQ site by the same name. The rest area is situated in an idyllic location with wonderful views of the Gastlosen mountain range and the remote village of Abländschen. The route back to the Jaun Pass first takes us through a section of forest and then along the winter hiking trail back to Bädermoos and the Jaun Pass.
Jaunpass - Bädermoos - Grosse Bäder - Chlinä Bäder - Gislibüel - Bädermoos - Jaunpass
The route itself is signposted as a snowshoeing trail but is not prepared in any particular way.
Recommended gear: Sturdy and waterproof mountain boots, light to medium backpack, protection against the cold, sunscreen, hiking sticks, first-aid travel kit, snacks, tea in a thermos flask, mobile phone.
By car via Wimmis – Boltigen up to the Jaun Pass.
Various car parks at the Jaun Pass (fees apply).
Outward and return journey: By rail to Boltigen via Spiez. Then by bus up to Jaun Pass and the Restaurant stop. Then northwards on foot (5 mins) to the valley station of the Zügwäge ski lift.
Swisstopo Landeskarte 1226 Boltigen 1:25’000
- Street (31%)
- Hiking Trail (25%)
- Asphalt Coating (11%)
- Unknown (34%)
This tour is presented by: Berner Wanderwege, Author: Markus Schluep