• Sport

Hiking "Along the borders"

Learn all about th history of the Little Saint-Bernard pass as you follow this marked trail dotted with information panels telling you about the Hospice, energy, water and the wetlands present on the pass, the local flora and the mountain pastures. You can also admire stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys

Sport Hiking "Along the borders" Séez


Departing from Séez (73700)
Average length : 02h15
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The Hospice du Petit Saint Bernard: First erected in the 9th century, the hospice is a symbol of a long tradition of hospitality. It offered food and a bed to any passers-by who risked getting caught in bad weather. Now renovated, the hospice provides information and houses an interactive exhibition on the history of the pass, as well as gite-restaurant.
The alpine garden at chanousia: Located at an altitude of 2172m, this alpine garden includes some 1000 species of mountain plants. It's open to the public from July to September (dates may change depending on snow cover)

From the Little Saint-Bernard Hospice, cross the road and take the path on the rignt-hand side of the road, opposite the building, which winds uo the grassy slopes. Follow the signs for "Au fil des frontières". After about an hour's walking, you will get to Lac Longet (private fishing) where you can enjoy outstanding views of Mont Blanc. After a short downhill strech, you will reach the Little Saint-Bernard pass (near the bar Lancebranlette). Cross the road to continue along the path: head left to go back to your starting point (Little Saint-Bernard Hospice) or right to go to the viewpoint that looks out over Lac Verney (15 minutes'walk there and back) point. On the way back, take the same pathe and follow the signs to the Hospice / "Au fil des frontières"

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 183m
Vertical drop : 183m


Departure from the Hospice at the Litte Saint Bernard pass 2188 m


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : English, French
Languages informatives signs : French

Period of practice

From 01/07 to 31/10.

  • Pets welcome
  • Picnic area
  • Car park


Col du Petit Saint-Bernard 73700 Séez
Departing from : Séez (73700)
Latitude : 45.671585 - Longitude : 6.875039

More informations

Information update on 17/12/2021 by Maison de Séez – Bureau Information Services