Great St Bernard Pass, Switzerland
The Great Saint Bernard Pass, in French language named Col du Grand Saint Bernard, runs almost exactly north to south and connects Switzerland, the Canton of Valais (Valais, VS) in the north, to Italy and the Aosta Valley in the south. This Alps crossing is an important route between Geneva and Turino, and was therefore in addition to the pass crossing, equipped with a toll tunnel. This allows to keep that connection open for the whole year, whereby the pass road across the summit is usually reopend from the beginning of June at the Pentecost weekend. Starting in Martigny, the town where tours in three directions can be started, namely to the north across the Col de la Croix, to the west across the Col de la Forclaz or south across the Great Saint Bernard Pass, the road runs in a valley to the south, very well developed with good light curves up the mountain.
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