Cyclotour: Aosta – Great St Bernard Pass

Аоста, Аоста, Этрубль, Жиньо, Сент-Уайен, Сен-Реми-Ан-Бос

  • Лучший период:
    c 01/05 no 31/10
  • Пункт отправления:
    Aosta (Roundabout on the SS26 road)
  • Пункт пребытия::
    Great St Bernardo Pass (Hospice)
  • Расписания:
    1883 m
  • длина:
    35,1 Km
  • Durata Andata:

Climbing up towards the Great St Bernard Pass, the first centre you come to is Gignod, which features a picturesque church with a Gothic entrance. Continuing the ascent, you reach the mediaeval village of Étroubles, and a few kilometres further on, you pass through Saint-Oyen, a small village with traditional Val d’Aosta style houses. At the foot of the main village, you can see the Great St Bernard charitable home run by monks, and the Regina Pacis monastery. The last municipality on the Italian side is Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses, famous for its DOP raw ham called “Vallée d’Aoste Jambon de Bosses”. Before entering the village, you turn right onto the road which, in 10 kilometres, leads you to the Great St Bernard Pass. This pass was used by the Celts, Romans, Lombards and the troops of the Emperor Charlemagne and Federico Barbarossa. The most famous crossing was that made by Napoleon. Just a few metres across the Pass, on the Swiss side, stands the famous hospice where they breed St Bernard dogs.

Places you go through on the route:
- Aosta (590 m)
- Arpuilles junction 1.9 km (690 m)
- Valpelline junction 3.8 km (780 m)
- Gignod 8 km (960 m)
- Etroubles 16.4 km (1,265 m)
- Saint-Oyen 18.1 km (1,350 m)
- Great St Bernard Pass junction 20.3 km (1,490 m)
- Saint-Rhémy 22.2 km (1,615 m)
- Great St Bernard Pass 35.1 km (2,473 m)

Route included in a stage of the Giro d’Italia in 1973 (Geneva/Aosta). Stage won by Merckx (BEL)


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