From Aosta leaves a broad, not too steep road. From the beginning there are several hair pins. The road swings further until Gignod, after which it goes right through until Etroubles. After reaching Saint the climb becomes a nice old-fashioned swinging road up. This is also the heaviest part of the climb.
The Col du Grand Saint Bernard is situated in Valais. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Sembrancher,
the Col du Grand Saint Bernard ascent is 30.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1752 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.7 %.
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Since 2005, the Col du Grand Saint Bernard will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2009 : Martigny > Bourg-Saint-Maurice on 21/07/2009
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