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Family hike and picnic on the Grand St. Bernard Pass, from La Rosière (France)

Hiking to Great St. Bernard Pass, from La Rosière (France)

Aurelie, an UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader, takes you on a family-friendly day hike and barbecue in the Grand St. Bernard Pass, from la Rosière (France).



1 Day

Jul, Aug

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Discover a mythical mountain pass between Switzerland and Italy
  • Hike along beautiful alpine trails and enjoy a barbecue
  • Bring your kids along for a great day in the mountains


Experience the beauty of the Alps in summer with this family day hike and picnic on the Grand St. Bernard Pass, starting from La Rosière, France. I will take you to discover a place with a stunning alpine scenery, lakes and streams, and we might even see some marmots on our way!

This ancient mountain pass is a real link between two countries, Switzerland and Italy, two valleys, two mountain communities.  It is one of the most ancient passes in the Western Alps, with evidence of use as far back as the Bronze Age! It is situated between Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa.

You will discover a mythical place, charged with a history of more than 4000 years, where the contemporary man can feel, taste, touch, contemplate, explore and marvel at the amazing landscapes and natural beauty of this place.

Right at the top of the mountain pass is the Grand St. Bernard Hospice, founded by St. Bernard in 1049. The St. Bernand breed of dogs was originally bred for rescue at the hospice.

We will depart at 9:45 from the ski shop in La Rosière. With the view of Mont Blanc accompanying us, we will hike along easy trails and paths, suitable for everyone, discovering the unique scenery of this region. We then head to Lake Longet and begin a short climb to the Traversette Pass.

At around 13h, we are all around a barbecue to enjoy a well deserved grill.
In the afternoon, we walk on the ridges and discover a 360 ° panorama.
Finally we descend on the Rosière by the Roche Noir chairlift.

If you want to enjoy a great day hike with your family and friends, just book your place and let’s hike together to the Grand St. Bernard Pass. Come discover a unique place in the Alps!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Children with an adult: 10 EUR


More info

Distance: 4Km. Altitude Difference: + 400m /- 150m

You need to bring: -Hot weather clothes, windproof jacket. -A spare t-shirt. -Glasses, sunscreen, cap. - Water -Your food for the barbecue

  • Think about your camera and binoculars

Meeting point

La Rosière ski station

About the guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides Team

Justin Bisceglio


September, 2023

My girlfriend and I climb at very different levels. We spent a half day climbing with Ivan, and he was able to give us each the instruction that we needed. Whether you are new to climbing or highly experienced, Ivan is the perfect guide to help you develop the skills needed to climb the rocks at Fontainebleau and learn how to navigate around the circuits and the forest.

Bart van Lankveld


September, 2023

We had a fantastic experience climbing with 10 friends, all unexperienced but looking for a challenge. Our guides were Willy and Marie, they picked a great spot for us in Rochers du Camp Commando de Marche les Dames. We went for a full day which allowed us a perfect combination of Via Ferrata and mountain climbing. Willy kept us well-informed up front, gave useful tips and even arranged climbing shoes for all of us. Throughout the day they were very flexible to accommodate our wishes and make sure we had the best possible day. Would absolutely recommend!

Nancy Leichter


September, 2023

Ivan was an amazing coach and climbing guide for my 12 year old daughter. He was patient, found the best boulders for her to climb, gave her some excellent climbing technique tips, and helped her mentally on how to make the most of her time at Fontainebleau. It was such a great experience for her. A huge thank you to Ivan!!!

Omar Herrera


September, 2023

There are different people assign for one customer which creates a miscommunication for time to time. The web page has many bugs and it is not user friendly on mobile devices, it might be good making an app The guide was an excellent professional who adapted the trip according to my skills and experience I would recommend him for interested people

Cédric Lapage


September, 2023

Super organisation, très conciliants pour trouver des solutions, magnifique site des Grands Malades, et excellent boulot de Willy, bonne ambiance garantie en sécurité et très pro. Encore un tout grand merci Willy et Gauthier pour l'organisation!

Aija Kivisaari-Martinez


September, 2023

On n'a PAS fait Pont-à-Lesse, sinon Marche-les-Dames, à côté du Camp commando près de Beez. 1 h de préparatifs, 3 h de via ferrata époustouflant. On était en partie des expérimentés, pour d'autres la 1ere fois. Il ne faut pas avoir peur. C'est impressionnant, et assez sportif. Les guides attentifs, aimables et professionnels. Inoubliable.

Lydia Kerridge


August, 2023

Really pleased with our trip. There was a slight mis-communication with the booking so we ended up needing to pay a bit more than originally told but overall a really good service. Vladimir was a great guide. Very calm and supportive. We had a fantastic time.

Jean Marie Pierre


August, 2023

Tout parfait, guide, site. Mais explore share devrait éviter de changer de langue sans arrêt dans ses messages aux utilisateurs. Certain messages en anglais, puis d'autres en français, puis de nouveau en anglais. Ca change tout le temps.

Nicolas Pire


August, 2023

We finally opt for the Grand-Malades (instead of Pont à Lesse) based on explo share advices. We really enjoyed it. The guide was really great! Thanks

Seppe Camps


August, 2023

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Joshua Tey


August, 2023

We had Léo as a guide for our day climb in Fonty. We were blessed with a knowledgeable, warm and instructive guide. Communication with Léo and Ivan was smooth and swift. Thank you!

Sarah Lucas


August, 2023

Great adventure! Sadly les Calanques we’re closed due to fire risk; however, our guide, Guillaume, found another climbing location for us (Saint-Victoire), which was beautiful and fun as well. A note to those from the states — what you climb in the gym ≠ what you climb outside. Make sure to communicate that, otherwise, be ready to be pushed!

Christopher Griffith


August, 2023

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Ivan. He led me and my two children on an amazing first day of outdoor bouldering. We all had some indoor bouldering experience, but this was the perfect introduction to bouldering outside. Ivan is very knowledgeable, a great teacher and very patient. We all had a great time and the trip was everything I’d hoped for and more. Merci beaucoup!

Maryann Latus


August, 2023

Christophe did an excellent job showing us his part of the world on horseback. It was a unique and amazing experience!

Man Liang


August, 2023

Climbing with guide Guillaume was absolutely a highlight of my 2-week Europe vacation. Originally we were planning on climbing in the Calanques, but the park was closed due to wind and fire danger. Guillaume chose another amazing location (Pic de Bretagne) based on my climbing abilities and preferences, and kindly offered train station pick-up and hotel drop off which I appreciated very much. The multi-pitch route we did was not only fun but also the right amount of challenges which I thoroughly enjoyed (I climb regularly in a gym and occasionally outdoor sport routes). The view was fantasitic as well. I also learned a lot from Guillaume about all the good climbings in Southern France (definitely coming back in the future!) The communication from the team (Gauthier) was prompt and clear - highly recommend!


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