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“Forget the tunnel!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard)

Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard)
Switzerland
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Ranked #20 of 132 attractions in Valais
Type: Scenic Drives, Mountains
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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Forget the tunnel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

What a great way to travel across the alps; drive across this high mountain pass at the beginning of the season shortly after it opens. The snow and ice that lines part of the road (more so on the southern Italian approach) is 2-3 metres high in places! Most people drive slowly and there are frequent places to stop so you can enjoy the views. The monastery and church at the top are steeped in history. We snuck a view of the StBernards in their cages as the 10 Swiss franc charge seemed somewhat steep to look and not pat

Visited June 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
“Worth the extra kilometers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

On our way to Italy this fall, we decided to take the Col Du Grand St. Bernard instead of the tunnel. We certainly did not regret taking the longer road, as you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains. (see my pictures). The small, windy road from the Swiss side will lead to a settlement at the top where you will find restaurants and lodging possibilities. there's a small St. Bernard kennel which is accessible for 10CHF per person.

Visited September 2012
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Valais
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“wild nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

mountain top nature. Nice walking in summer times. hospice with st-Bernard dogs kennel to visit in family

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