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).

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Group

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

 

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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Price per person

 
Group of 1
20 EUR

Group of 2
20 EUR

Group of 3
20 EUR

Group of 4
20 EUR

Group of 5
20 EUR

Group of 6
20 EUR

Group of 7
20 EUR

Group of 8
20 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 Children with an adult: 10 EUR
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

La Rosière ski station

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

 

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What People are Saying about Aurelie Crouvisier

 

W spend two incredible days hiking with our family guided by Aurélie. Aurélie not only guided us through breathtaking views but also showed particular skills to motivate and animate our childrens (7,5y, 5,5y and 2,5y). They definitely keep warm memories of their first hiking and overnight experience in the Alps. We highly recommend all families to experience this type of hike with Aurélie. Thank you very much! LH
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Louis Hubert Paquot
Aurélie a été top avec les 3 enfants, et a été plus qu’attentive. Elle avait prévu quelques points de découvertes spécifiques et quelques outils pour expliquer la montagne. Elle nous a permis de les tenir motivés et intéressés tout au ont de la promenade, et suivre un chemin que nous n’aurions pas pu prendre seuls avec les trois enfants. C’était une vraie plus-value de l’avoir… Elle a un feeling particulier pour les enfants, et nous la recommandons à tous ceux qui veulent tenter l’expérience en famille!
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Louis Hubert Pacco
 

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