MOTOTOUR 10 - Aosta – Great Saint Bernard (Round Trip)
from 01/05 to 31/10
Departure:Municipality of Aosta – Arch of Augusto
Arrival:Municipality of Aosta – Arch of Augusto
Another legendary route: Here you run the “Aosta-Great Saint Bernard”. Various scenes of the famous film “Herbie the Love Bug” were shot on this road. And it is no coincidence, because the stretch between Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses and the Great Saint Bernard Pass, between overhangs and breathtaking panoramic views, remains in the heart of every motorcyclist like none other in Europe. You can immediately take the Great Saint Bernard Valley or lengthen the road a bit, choosing the variation that will take you to Doues, picturesque village in the middle of the mountain, in a prime panoramic position. Another location to “taste”, in every sense of the word, is Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses, where the renowned Jambon de Bosses was born, a genuine gastronomic rarity, appreciated by the Romans in the time of their dominion and celebrated every year on the second Sunday in July with a big festival. Past Saint-Rhémy, the road climbs up to 8114 feet of the Great Saint Bernard Pass (don’t forget gloves and heavy sweater!), important alpine passage used since antiquity, as attested to by numerous archaeological finds. It was Saint Bernard himself who constructed here, in the 11th century, the grand hospice that for a long time gave assistance to travellers. Behind his statue, which today dominates the pass, the ancient Roman road carved into the rock is still quite visible.