We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Switzerland
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 74 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Pack a lunch, take a back road, and enjoy the view

This is one of those must see places and you should view it like a local. Rent a car, pack a lunch and take one of the back roads to the top of the pass. When you get there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
gary19452016
,
New Holstein, Wisconsin

Similar Things to Do in Canton of Valais

Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 34: English reviews
New Holstein, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those must see places and you should view it like a local. Rent a car, pack a lunch and take one of the back roads to the top of the pass. When you get there find a spot, unpack the car and lunch, and just sit back and enjoy the view. It is one of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank gary19452016
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Le Grand St Bernard is AMAZING!! We have been many times and I cannot find any words with enough wow factor to describe this place. It needs to be seen as photos don't do it enough justice. 😮😮😮 We spent the whole day here just exploring, picnicing, walking, photo taking and shopping! Our day started with the drive up from... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle S
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best drive you can ever take at 2500 meters above sea level. It's a thrilling exercise and recommend a coffee break at the restaurant at the top.

Helpful?
1 Thank Hirenrawal
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
162 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately the pass was closed when we were visiting. We did go through the tunnel into italy and back. Stunning scenery beautiful well kept roads

Helpful?
Thank moessy
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
272 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is one of lifes must do. It is an amazing experience. At the top you can just sit and enjoy a coffee of a beer at the cafe if you are just passing through. BUT you MUST stay here. The monastery with accommodation (hospice) is a must - beauty everywhere you look. The two chapels, the long corridors and... More 

Helpful?
Thank mkljrc
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
Level Contributor
41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A great 1.5 hours walk with St. Bernard dogs in this great view. The first 40 minutes are very steep climb and then there are lovely three small lakes for photo op. It is vert cold up in the mountains (it was 6 degrees...) and the walk in in mud and water - good walking shoes are required (we had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ofer M
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
116 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We visited whilst on a day trip from Aosta to Switzerland and found that there was a surprising amount to do and see there. The scenery and views are fantastic and the walk around the lake was very nice. We went to a few of the shops, ate in a restaurant and stopped for a coffee. We also visited the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Martin D
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
138 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Superb views and exciting roads make this a must visit place and you can buy a nice coffee at the top. We had fabulous weather both up and down but sadly the top was in thin cloud but that is just a reason to go back.

Helpful?
Thank Mike J
Groton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is the most magnificent place I've ever been, and I'll return again this year. If you love hiking and outdoor activities this is it.

Helpful?
Thank Linda S
Irving, Texas
Level Contributor
116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

(Note: I visited for a day, I did not stay here as a pilgrim. This review is as a daytripper). A nice activity for 2 hours or so - unless you plan to hike, cross country ski or snow shoe, there is not much to do here. It's a nice drive (complete w/ markers from Napoleon's trek), there is a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank laura_runs262

Travelers who viewed Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard) also viewed

 
Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps
Chandolin, Canton of Valais
 

Been to Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard) and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?