Great St Bernard Pass

  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user stefano Merli
  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user Phillipe
  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user stefano Merli
  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user stefano Merli
  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user Simona
  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user Jakob van Santen
  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user Derbon D. Derbon
  • Great St Bernard Pass - © Hans Hillwaert

Key information: Great St Bernard Pass

    • Cross the high Alps on perhaps the greatest of the ancient crossings, in the footsteps of pilgrims, soldiers (from Romans to (possibly) Hannibal to Napoleon), traders and endless others.
    • Follow Roman roads on both sides of the pass and continue along The Via Francigeua all the way to Rome.
    • You can walk from Bourg St. Pierre to St. Rhemy (in Italy) in one day.
    • The scenery is lovely, but the pass has a well-used road so you won?t be alone.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points5
  • Total rating84
  • Note: Neg: cars and tourism

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Day Walk
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,066m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user Phillipe
Great St Bernard Pass - © Flickr user Simona

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