Gran San Bernardo
Today we will start directly from the center of Aosta, from where the long climb to the Gran San Bernardo pass (2469 m) will begin. The 33km climb, with its average gradient of around 5%, is not very demanding. As soon as you leave Aosta, you will immediately find access to the valley leading to the hill, and the very gentle slopes, just outside the city, allow for good warm-up. After the town of Variney begins a challenging part that will take us to Allein, from there on, some very scenic roads will accompany us in the Gran San Bernardo Valley, reaching Etroubles.
This is certainly the most challenging part, but will leave you speechless! A long road, with many hairpins, in the middle of a beautiful landscape. Even if the slopes won’t be too high, you will feel the tiredness. We will always be above 2000m! Once we reach the top of the hill, we reach the summit, the long and fun descent will take us back to the center of Aosta.