Equipment and period
As the Tour du Saint-Bernard is a high mountain trek, you must be properly equipped:
- Sleeping bag liner
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Sun protection (hat, cream, glasses)
- Pocket pharmacy
- Small shower linen
- Firm mountain boots
- Waterproof clothing
- Warm and light clothing
- Change of clothes
- Vitaminized food (e.g. fruit)
- Carbohydrate and fibre rich food
- Sufficient liquid (not gaseous)
- Identity papers
- Cash money
It is advisable to do the tour between July and October.
We strongly suggest that you acquire the official topo-guide: https://www.suisse-itinerance.ch/trekking/43-tour-du-st-bernard.html.
Unique number for rescue in Switzerland / Valais: 144
Unique number for rescue in Italy / Valle d'Aosta: 112
Access by public transport
The stages of Liddes Bourg-Saint-Pierre, the Grand-Saint-Bernard pass and La Fouly are accessible by public transport. You can consult the timetables on https://www.cff.ch.
Access by private car
You can leave your car all week on the parking place located in Bourg-Saint-Pierre: https://map.search.ch/?pos=582151,89257&z=4096.
GPS coordinates: 45.95483, 7.20831