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Colle San Carlo

Colle San Carlo, 11017 Morgex AO, Italy

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About Colle San Carlo

The Colle San Carlo is a high mountain pass in the Aosta Valley, located on Graian, not far from the Tête d'Arpy, from which it draws the name in French. Starting from Morgex you arrive in La Thuile after 10.5 km, about 1000 m in altitude, with an average gradient of 10% and peaks of 15%, making it one of the toughest cyclings climbs in the Alps.



Attractions near Colle San Carlo

QC Terme Pré Saint Didier2.23km from Colle San Carlo

The QC Terme Pré Saint Didier are historical thermal baths of the Valdigne, in the Aosta Valley, along the Dora di Verney.  The sources of thermal water of Pré-Saint-Didier were already known in Roman times, but their exploitation only began in the mid-seventeenth century.   For over 150 years, these spas were one of the main centers of attraction of the Savoy royal family. the reopening of the spa gave an important boost to the tourist presence in the municipality and to the local economy.

Lago d' Arpy2.24km from Colle San Carlo

The lake Arpy is a lake basin of the Valle d'Aosta. It is Of glacial origin, enclosed between Mont Charvet, Becca Pouegnenta, and Mount Colmet.  It has become the second most important body of water in Armenia, next to Lake Sevan. It is used for irrigation and hydropower production. The lake is fed by meltwater and four streams, and it is the source of the Akhurian River.

Val Veny8.28km from Colle San Carlo

The Val Veny is a valley mountain situated in the Aosta Valley, at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, west of Courmayeur.  It was shaped in particular by the Miage and Brenva glaciers and by the Dora di Veny river. The valley is the starting point of the normal Italian route to Mont Blanc (via Ratti-Grasselli) through the Miage glacier and the Francesco Gonella refuge. To facilitate hiking and climbing to the peaks, the valley is equipped with numerous shelters and bivouacs.

Notre Dame de Guérison sanctuary8.6km from Colle San Carlo

Notre-Dame de Guérison is a sanctuary located in the Aosta Valley in the municipality of Courmayeur. It is named after Mary invoked as a healer. Built-in the 19th century, it was consecrated in 1868.  The many ex-votos present mainly concern mountaineers who have escaped the danger during the attempts to climb Mont Blanc or the crossing of the many passes.  It was built as a diocesan Marian sanctuary and is one of the most popular sanctuaries in the Aosta Valley.

Saussurea Alpine Botanical Garden10.24km from Colle San Carlo

The Saussurea alpine garden is located at 2173 m above sea level, in the municipality of Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley, and is the highest alpine garden in Europe. The Saussurea garden is one of the four Alpine botanical gardens in the Aosta Valley, and on its 7000 square meters, it welcomes the typical alpine flora of Mont Blanc. Its name derives from that of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, who made the first known ascent to Mont Blanc in 1786 and from which the flower Saussurea Alpina also take

Lago del Miage10.79km from Colle San Carlo

The Lake Miage is a small pool of water that is located in Valle d'Aosta at 2020 m above sea level at the foot of the massif of Mont Blanc, in Val Veny. Its waters are fed by the homonymous glacier.  Characteristic of the lake is the interesting and spectacular phenomenon that has occurred for over two centuries: the detachment of icebergs from the ice cliff in contact with the lake.

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The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north, and by Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.