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Family hike and picnic on the Grand 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).

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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!

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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

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La Rosière ski station

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About the guide

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As far as I can remember, I have always been drawn to horizons and they have always been a big part of my life. A former high-level athlete (cycling), living in Haute Tarentaise for over 10 years, I made the choice of a life "up there" by adapting, in particular, my job as a journalist and by becoming a Mountain Guide. Summer and winter, I will make you discover my "happy places". During these hikes (sporty or more contemplative), I will be keen to share with you my knowledge and anecdotes about an environment and a heritage that fascinates me. In particular, I will be happy to “tell the story of the mountain” to the youngest.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 21 each

Group of 2

EUR 21 each

Group of 3

EUR 21 each

Group of 4

EUR 21 each

Group of 5

EUR 21 each

Group of 6

EUR 21 each

Group of 7

EUR 21 each

Group of 8

EUR 21 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Children with an adult: 10 EUR


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