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“Soldats de la neige” and smugglers

"Soldats de la neige”, the first “guides” for ensuring the safety of travellers when crossing the Great St Bernard pass. In the same way as many years ago, on arrival there will available the welcome of the canons of the Hospice.


  • Where:

    From the village of Saint-Rhémy to the Fonteinte locality and the Gran San Bernardo Pass

  • Duration of activity and period recommended:

    1 day - From mid-May to mid-October

  • No. of participants and age groups:

    10 to 20 participants.
    Adults and families.

  • Physical preparation and equipment:

    Requires a good physical preparation and proper training to walk, even at high altitude.
    The activity includes the ascent to the Gran San Bernardo Pass, at 2500 meters altitude.
    Clothing trekking: boots, jacket, gloves, hats, sunglasses.
    Camera (recommended).
    Valid identity card for foreign travel.

  • Professionals involved:

    Nature hike guides


The walk takes place along the route from the village of Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses rises to the Gran San Bernardo Pass.
Upon arrival, visit the Hospice, St. Bernard dogs and Museum.
Return to public buses.


La Traccia
+39 0165 239521 +39 335 6062076 - Fax: +39 0165 239521
142, viale Federico Chabod - 11100 Aosta


10-14 participants: 25.00 euro per person
15-20 participants: 22.00 euro per person
(children 5-12 years): 18.00 euro per person

The price includes:
- The assistance of the guide in the conduct of activity
- The cost of a ticket for public transport to and from Aosta

The fee does not include:
- Lunch
- Possible entry to the museum

Timing and conditions of booking

At the Cooperative La Traccia or at the Tourist Office Information Etroubles.



2500 metri


1 day


From mid-May to mid-October



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