Little Saint Bernard Pass - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Little Saint Bernard Pass
The Little St Bernard Pass is a mountain pass in the Alps on the France–Italy border. Its saddle is at 2188 meters above sea level. It is located between Savoie, France, and Aosta Valley, Italy, to the south of the Mont Blanc Massif, exactly on the main alpine watershed. There is also a Great St. Bernard Pass, famous for giving St Bernard breed its name, and a San Bernardino Pass.
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Lago d' Arpy
10.24km from Little Saint Bernard Pass
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.
10.29km from Little Saint Bernard Pass
The Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro refuge is a refuge located in the municipality of Courmayeur, at the bottom of Val Veny, in the Graian Alps, at 2,195 m asl. It was built in 1953. Thirty years later, in 1983, it was significantly expanded. It is named after the hiker Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro, who tragically died in the mountains. It is the stopping point of the Alta via Della Valle d'Aosta n. 2, trail hiking in the Valle d'Aosta.
Colle San Carlo
10.83km from Little Saint Bernard Pass
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.
Lago del Miage
10.84km from Little Saint Bernard Pass
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.
Testa del Rutor
11.56km from Little Saint Bernard Pass
The Testa del Rutor, also known locally as the Ruiter, is a mountain in the high Graian Alps3 486 m. The summit is located near the Italian-French watershed which descends southwards from the Piccolo San Bernardo hill. It is totally located in the Italian territory in the territories of the municipalities of Valgrisenche and La Thuile. One of the nice trekking destination and also a good viewpoint too.
QC Terme Pré Saint Didier
12.04km from Little Saint Bernard Pass
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.
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