Grand St Bernard Pass – Legendary Mountain Passes
Starting from Martigny, you first start climbing up the valley towards Sembrancher, then to Orsières without much difficulty. The real ascent starts in the Val d’Entremont until Bourg-St-Pierre and then to the Grand-St-Bernard pass.
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From Martigny to Orsières the slope is quite mild, giving you a nice gentle warm-up during the first few kilometres. Leaving the Val Ferret to your right, you begin your climb up the Val d’Entremont and things begin to get serious! The slope gets steeper but remains steady as you cross the villages of Liddes and Bourg-St-Pierre on this road to Italy. You will discover Mont Rogneux and the peaks of the Combins in full panorama as you climb in the midst of alpine meadows. Shortly after Bourg-St-Pierre, you ride through several kilometres of galleries before the road splits to the right up towards the Col du Grand-St-Bernard. The last kilometres are difficult but are surrounded by incredibly beautiful Alpine scenery.