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 GPS 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).
Crossing the Alps
Panoramic mountain landscapes
The historical hostel at the Pass
Val d’Aosta villages & 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
The route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German. All maps have GPS tracing.
Bourg St.Pierre to Pont St. Martin
7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )All breakfast ( dinners on demand )Emergency number 24/7Gps Files AvailableLuggage TransferPilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )Road Book & Maps
5 Dinner package ( On Request )
Day 1 – Arrival in Bourg St Pierre – Altitude at departure point : 1.632 m
Day 2 – Bourg St Pierre/San Bernardo Pass – Distance 11,50 km
Day 3 – San Bernardo Pass – Etroubles – Distance 13,30 km
Day 4 – Etroubles – Aosta – Distance 16,00 km
Day 5 – Aosta – Chambave – Distance 25.5 km
Day 6 – Chambave – Verres – Distance 27.2 km
Day 7 – Verres – Pont St Martin – Distance 20.0 km
Day 8 – End our service