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Via Francigena 9-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3

  • 9days
  • Switzerland

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Walk the Via Francigena towards peaks of the Valais Alps

Lake Geneva sparkles in the sun and, after the first few kilometres, the snow-covered peaks of the Valais Alps and Chillon Castle come into sight. At the beginning, Via Francigena is scenic and idyllic. But soon the landscape becomes rougher and the paths narrower. Mule trails wind high into the mountains and lead you to the Great St. Bernard and the border with Italy. The descent into the valley leads you along old irrigation channels in the footsteps of the Romans to the famous mountain village of Aosta.

Tour character: level 3

Good stamina is needed in the beginning of the trip, surefootedness in the end. From the shores of Lake Geneva Via Francigena leads towards the peaks of the Alps of Valais. The walk up to Col du Gd St-Bernard and the descent down into Aosta valley are the highlights of this walking tour.

Included in the Walking Tour:

  • 8 nights accommodation with breakfast in Middle class hotels and mountain inns
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Luggage transfers
  • Pilger pass
  • Detailed travel documents (1x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • 7-day Service Hotline

Not included in the tour:

  • Train ride St. Maurice-Martigny 7 CHF per person 
  • Tourist tax, if due
  • No minimum number of participants

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Parking at the railway station of Montreux 10 CHF per day
  • Return travel by bus and train via Martigny to Montreux

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Montreux

    Settle in to your hotel

  • Day 2

    Montreux–Aigle / Yvorne approx. 19km 4.5h | +240m -210m

    From Montreux the route follows the lake to Villeneuve. The Swiss Museum of Games in the castle at Tour-de-Peilz and famous Schloss Chillon are worth a visit before you reach the Chablais wine region.

  • Day 3

    Aigle / Yvorne-St. Maurice approx. 19km 5h | +475m -470m

    The route leaves Aigle via the vineyard to reach Gryonne and later the Rhone, which it crosses at Massongex, the old capital of Celtic Valais. At St-Maurice, pilgrims have covered exactly half the distance from Canterbury to Rome.

  • Day 4

    St. Maurice-Martigny-Orsières approx. 18km 5.5h | +745m -335m

    By train to Martigny. This stage marks the end of the climb to the Grossen Sankt Bernhard-Pass. From Martigny a sometimes steep path leads over the narrow Les Trappistes pass to the medieval village of Sembrancher. From here the route follows the Napoleon-Weg.

  • Day 5

    Orsières-Bourg-Saint-Pierre approx. 15km 4.5h | +970m -190m

    This stage leads first along a forest path, first west then east of the river, on the historic path from Liddes to the small Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Chapel before Bourg-Saint-Pierre.

  • Day 6

    Bourg-St-Pierre–Col du Gd St-Bernard approx. 13km 4.5h | +1,045m -305m

    Undoubtedly the most symbolic stage on the Via Francigena ! The way to the pass leads along a road which has served the whole of Europe for 2000 years. Countless archaeological sites line the ascent, above all in L’Hospitalet and on the Barasson-Pass.

  • Day 7

    Col du Gd St-Bernard-Étroubles/ Echevennoz approx. 15km 4.5 hours | +60m -1,275m

    The descent to the Aosta Valley begins immediately after the pass. A pilgrim's path leads down the valley flank to Italy and takes you to the small village of St. Rhémy. Shortly afterwards the roofs of the villages Étroubles and Echevennoz come into sight.

  • Day 8

    Étroubles/ Echevennoz-Aosta approx. 14km 4.5 hours | +240m -890m

    Old irrigation canals called "Rus" lie along your way today. In addition to the flat passages along these canals, steep descents await you today. In Roman times, Aosta was a flourishing trading town. Today, the village is famous for its alpine experiences.

  • Day 9

    Departure or extra nights.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jul 02 2022 Jul 10 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 03 2022 Jul 11 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 04 2022 Jul 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 05 2022 Jul 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 06 2022 Jul 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 07 2022 Jul 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 08 2022 Jul 16 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 09 2022 Jul 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 10 2022 Jul 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 11 2022 Jul 19 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 12 2022 Jul 20 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 13 2022 Jul 21 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 14 2022 Jul 22 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 15 2022 Jul 23 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 16 2022 Jul 24 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 17 2022 Jul 25 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 18 2022 Jul 26 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 19 2022 Jul 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 20 2022 Jul 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 21 2022 Jul 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 22 2022 Jul 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 23 2022 Jul 31 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 24 2022 Aug 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 25 2022 Aug 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 26 2022 Aug 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 27 2022 Aug 04 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 28 2022 Aug 05 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 29 2022 Aug 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 30 2022 Aug 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Jul 31 2022 Aug 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 01 2022 Aug 09 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 02 2022 Aug 10 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 03 2022 Aug 11 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 04 2022 Aug 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 05 2022 Aug 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 06 2022 Aug 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 07 2022 Aug 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 08 2022 Aug 16 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 09 2022 Aug 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 10 2022 Aug 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 11 2022 Aug 19 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 12 2022 Aug 20 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 13 2022 Aug 21 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 14 2022 Aug 22 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 15 2022 Aug 23 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 16 2022 Aug 24 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 17 2022 Aug 25 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 18 2022 Aug 26 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 19 2022 Aug 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 20 2022 Aug 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 21 2022 Aug 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 22 2022 Aug 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 23 2022 Aug 31 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 24 2022 Sep 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 25 2022 Sep 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 26 2022 Sep 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 27 2022 Sep 04 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 28 2022 Sep 05 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 29 2022 Sep 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 30 2022 Sep 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Aug 31 2022 Sep 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 01 2022 Sep 09 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 02 2022 Sep 10 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 03 2022 Sep 11 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 04 2022 Sep 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 05 2022 Sep 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 06 2022 Sep 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 07 2022 Sep 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 08 2022 Sep 16 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 09 2022 Sep 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,494€
Double rooms 1,169€
Sep 10 2022 Sep 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 11 2022 Sep 19 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 12 2022 Sep 20 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 13 2022 Sep 21 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 14 2022 Sep 22 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 15 2022 Sep 23 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 16 2022 Sep 24 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 17 2022 Sep 25 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 18 2022 Sep 26 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 19 2022 Sep 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 20 2022 Sep 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 21 2022 Sep 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 22 2022 Sep 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 23 2022 Oct 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 24 2022 Oct 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,434€
Double rooms 1,109€

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If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.

Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.

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