Via Francigena – Week 1
On this trip, you will hike through the dramatic alpine peaks to a shelter that’s been hosting pilgrims on this journey for more than one thousand years. From there you’ll descend into Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses, a small mountain village of 328 residents that is world-renowned for its exceptional prosciutto. From this town you’ll enter the Aosta Valley. As you pass medieval castles & charming hilltop towns, you’ll find yourself in the luscious vineyards where you can sip the local wines & try the spectacular artisan cheeses. Your long journey will end at the infamous stone bridge of Pont Saint Martin.
Your journey will begin in the town of Bourg St Pierre, which you can reach most easily by taking the train from Geneva (or Lausanne) to Martigny, from where you can take the bus directly to the town center.
Waiting for you at your hotel will be all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, a detailed description of the route & stops along the way, & the maps. You will also find information on churches where you can receive a benediction, should you desire one (the first possible place is at the Pass), and have a pilgrim stamp on your credential.
- 7 Days
- Age 15+
- Via Francigena