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Via Francigena – WEEK 1

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From Gran San Bernardo to Pont St. Martin

Bourg St Pierre can be easily reached by train from Geneva or Lausanne to Martigny then by bus and you wil find at your hotel all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking and the GPS maps. You will also be told where to go to receive a benediction by a priest if you want one before you start on your way. (first possible place is at the Pass)

  • Holiday Type
    Via Francigena
  • Activity Level Challenging
    5/8
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All about the Via Francigena – WEEK 1.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

The crossing of the Alps
The mountains landscape
The historical Hostel at the Pass
Val d’Aosta villages and castles
St. Orso Church in Aosta

HOW DOES IT WORK:

We book  your accommodations

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels, b&b or country Inns. and you will find the corresponding vouchers in your package

We transfer your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.

We supply detailed route notes and maps

At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German and maps have GPS tracing

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • All Breakfast ( Dinners on Demand )
  • Luggage transfer
  • Road Book & Maps
  • Gps Files Available
  • Emergency number 24/7
  • The Pilgrim’s “Credenziale”
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Download Itinerary PDF
  1. BOURG ST PIERRE Day 1 – Arrival in Bourg St Pierre – Altitude at departure point : 1.632 m

    Welcome meeting and benediction will be next day at Hotel Italia and at the Hostel.

  2. ST BERNARDO PASS Day 2 – Bourg St Pierre/San Bernardo Pass – Distance 11,50 km

    This segment has a symbolic value as we cross the Alps. Scrambling along mountain trail we reach the historical hospital of the Agostinian Friars founded more than 1000 years ago, who along the centuries saved so many lives of pilgrims with their famous dogs.

  3. ETROUBLES Day 3 – San Bernardo Pass – Etroubles – Distance 13,30 km

    The superb scenery of the Pass with the small lake and the crown of high mountains greet us at departure. Entirely on trails the route passes through St. Rhémy en Bosses, well known for the ham it produces. We descend to Etroubles. Since ancient times this village has acted as the main centre of the area; the Roman soldiers had here their winter quarters under

  4. AOSTA Day 4 – Etroubles – Aosta – Distance 16,00 km

    To reach Aosta, today we walk along the Rus, irrigation canals, very important for the agricultur. They are generally at mid height and we follow them before descending more steeply towards Aosta. Of Roman origins, Aosta has kept many historical remains of that period such as the Pretorian Arch and the theatre.

  5. CHAMBAVE Day 5 – Aosta – Chambave – Distance 25.5 km

    From now on we follow the “Chemins de Vignobles” vineyards trail, also marked as “Via Francigena” The first castle we encounter is Quart ( XII century) on the highest point, then Nus Castle, also on a cliff, while at the bottom of the valley we can see the Fenis castle built by the Challant family. We end either in Chambave or in a wine producing agriturismo few km before.

  6. VERRES Day 6 – Chambave – Verres – Distance 27.2 km

    A very pleasant walk along trails that wind among vineyards and orchards, with higher mountains in the as a back drop. The river Evançon runs at the bottom of the main valley while the imposing Verrès castle stand at the entrance of the Val d’Ayas side valley. It is an imposing fortress with 2m thick walls. And can be reached only on foot.

  7. PONT ST MARTIN Day 7 – Verres – Pont St Martin – Distance 20.0 km

    Many interesting things on the way, from the Echilod bridge to the Bard Fotress not forgetting the original Roman road called “Via delle Gallie” near Donnas.

  8. YOURS DEPARTURE Day 8 – end our service

    See you next year to walk together the Next Stage >>

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Accommodation List

Accommodation Level

 

Day 1 – Grand-St-Bernard –

Day 2 – St Bernardo Pass –

Day 3 – Etroubles –

Day 4 – Aosta –

Day 5 – Verrayes –

Day 6 – Verres –

Day 7 – Pont-Saint-Martin –

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Some pics from our HotelsOn average the hotels are 3 star level
Hotel Via Francigena week 1
Some pics from our B&BsWe choose cozy B&B with friendly and professional owners
Accommodation Via Francigena week 1
Accommodation Via Francigena week 1

What happens if I can’t walk / cycle a stage?

If you find the stage too long or if for any reason you cannot walk at all for one day, let us know the previous week and we can arrange for you to go for a short stretch or for the entire stage with the luggage transfer . In some cases a small fee will be asked and you can pay it directly to the driver.

When is the best time of year?

Generally speaking the best season is certainly from April to October; however, it varies with each stage:
– You can only cross the Alps(week 1) from June 15th to September 15th
– The Appennino mountains (week 4) are more pleasurable from mid May to the end of September
– We suggest that you avoid walking among the rice fields (week 2&3) in full summer

How does the baggage transfers work?

Every morning you leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation, better with a name-tag and you will find it at your arrival at the next accommodation. It has to be delivered by 2pm

Do you provide GPS files for all days?

Yes, on request we can provide GPS files, but we will still supply the paper description just in case your GPS does not work!

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