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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

Alessandro B.


June, 2023

Fantastic coaching and an incredible experience! Thank you Gauthier for helping to make it happen. We’ll stay in touch for future excursions

Alex Candelaria


June, 2023

This was an adventure of a lifetime. Guillaume was an awesome guide that tailored the experience to our skills. He was personable and we had so much fun. The team is professional, punctual, and communicative! Loved our experience!

Serhiy Tkachenko


May, 2023

It was a great climbing day on almost a vertical rock about 70 meters high. Willy is the best guide I ever met in my life, and without him I wouldn't make it.

Kevin C.


June, 2005

Rebecca and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Stephane and his wife. They were amazing guides.

Krisztina Kovari


April, 2023

We had a great experience with Willy Viez in Wallonie. He shared a lot of useful knowledge with us about alpine rock climbing, especially about lead climbing. His pointers and real life examples turned out to be essential on the following day when we tried to climb an easy route on our own (no quick draws were left behind). Willy assisted us in a way that resulted in great personal accomplishments for the day and he surely helped us to feel more at ease around real rocks. We are very happy with this adventure that has a long lasting after effect.

Claudia Schöninchen


March, 2023

Really enjoyed our day rock climbing in Les Calanques. Great routes and our guide was prepared, very flexible in terms of what we’d like to do and which levels he could do with us. The communication beforehand was a little unclear since I expected an email and didn’t quite get that I’d have to access the web application of explore share. Nothing major, just could be explained clearer in the email.

Moshe Lehmann


March, 2023

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Hannah Sande


January, 2023

We had a great day with Ivan in Fontainebleau. He was so knowledgeable about the area and its history, and about warming up for effective climbing. We had a lot of fun and climbed some very cool boulders despite the very cold weather.

Anne Cyron


December, 2022

My daughter has had a fantastic time at with the horses this week, perfectly organised by Explore-share. We are so grateful to Gauthier for making it all a fantastic experience, thank you!! We will be back.

Ying Sirina


October, 2022

I booked a private shinrin yoku session with Explore-Share, but unfortunately their guide was injured and couldn't do it. Gauthier had been very helpful, quick to communicate and agreed to work with another guide he'd never met. All went well. My first forest bath guided by Magda was powerful and I appreciated the experience so much. She was calm, reassuring, and led all the invitations smoothly and sensitively. An eye-opening experience that will be fondly remembered.

Hamish Bruce


October, 2022

The lift to the via ferrata des Evettes was closed so we did the via ferrata de curalla in Passy. Was a great day!

Nikita Kazantsev


September, 2022

Our guide, Claire, was very friendly, knowing and responsive and helped us to dive into an outdoor bouldring for the first time - exactly what we were looking for

Richard Williams


September, 2022

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Alexandre B



Yesterday was amazing. Olivier is a world class climber and has a natural ability to quickly assess my level and coach me to exceed what I thought I could do. He was very focused on making sure I was safe. Climbing with Olivier yesterday has had a deep impact on my life as a climber. An excellent climbing guide!

Vincent Coquette


September, 2022

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