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Great lesson in geography

I am sure the tunnel is quicker, but you can't see anything from a tunnel. This road is a bit hairy... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
plaisaeb
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Chestertown, Maryland
Great St Bernard Pass

We had a specular drive through the Great St Bernard Pass. There's a lovely little local... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
meeyee121
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I am sure the tunnel is quicker, but you can't see anything from a tunnel. This road is a bit hairy on the Swiss side...better on the the Italian side. Fantastic climb to the pass...up-close views of mountain formations that look unreal.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We had a specular drive through the Great St Bernard Pass. There's a lovely little local restaurant at the top. The views from the top are breath-taking.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Done this road in my 8.5m motorhome travelling from Turin to Geneva.Was a bit tricky in stages but worth every minute . One of the best driving roads I have yet to drive, However we had fine sunny weather and wouldn’t fancy taking it on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful views and lovely and cool up there, so nice to do on a hot day! Was pretty special starting the day with temperatures in the high twenties, then getting to the top and seeing snow! A few restaurants and shops up there too....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Don't be put off by the extra drive: it was very easy and only added about 30 minutes. Plus, the scenery was simply amazing, both getting up the Swiss side and coming down the Italy side. What better way to cross into another country. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Circling all the countries that border the Alps was full of sightseeing adventure like Great St. Bernard Pass in the Canton of Valais Switzerland. We rented a car which fortunately gave us altitude reading all the way thru the alps, this was one of the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

In October 2017 we rented a car in Lyon, France and made a 1500 km loop passing thru Geneva, Lausanne, Martigny, Sion, and exiting Switzerland over the St. Bernard Pass. I live in Idaho and snow ski so I have a lot of experience driving...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank dd83686
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We went there during our stay in Aosta. The half an hour drive uphill from Aosta offers maginifcent views. The trip up is only specatcular on a sunny day. The trip is toll free (just beware mot taking the tunnel). There is a small lake...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited the pass whilst staying in a nearby valley in Switzerland. On the day we visited the top of the pass, which is at 2500m, was in cloud and 4 degrees, however the low cloud added to the feeling of being somewhere special. I...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Bonnie274344
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is the longer way to cross the border from Italy to Switzerland (adds about 40 minutes to the trip) but the crossing is breathtaking and worth the detour. Once at the top you can see across the mountains and on a clear day the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank davidg777
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randyklinger1956
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Response from Chip M | Reviewed this property |
We did not take the tunnel; we went over the pass so I can't speak to the tunnel. We did not have to stop at any customs office and simply drove from Switzerland to Italy.
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