Follow in the footsteps of Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury, who in 990 recorded all his stops on his way back from Rome.
You will leave from Saint-Maurice, a town famous for its abbey founded in 515 and never closed. You can discover its treasure and its basilica.
You will then reach Martigny, a city of culture known for its Gianadda Foundation and its Barryland.
From here, the ascent to the Great St. Bernard Pass begins. You will stop in Orsières and Bourg-Saint-Pierre, two typical valaisan villages with their barns and raccards and their famous bell tower.
The last stage between Bourg-Saint-Pierre and the Great St. Bernard Pass is the most symbolic. Although it will take you to 2470 metres, it is not physically the most difficult.
Unlike Sigeric, you will have the chance to sleep on the Great St. Bernard Pass as the Hospice was only built in 1050!
This pass, the highest point of the Via Francigena, has been a mythical crossing of the Alps since Roman times and was made famous by Napoleon in May 1800 and nowadays by the famous Saint-Bernard dogs, adorable animals that you can meet while visiting the pass museum.
If you wish, you can continue your journey to Etroubles and then Aosta!
- 5 overnight stays and half board in Saint-Maurice, Martigny, Orsières, Bourg-Saint-Pierre and on the Great St. Bernard Pass (7 with Etroubles and Aosta)
- Luggage transport
- Paper travel guide
- Kennel and museum at the Great St. Bernard Pass
- Service charges
Services not included
- Travel from your home to Saint-Maurice and back
- Travel insurance (cancellation and assistance)
- Tourist tax
- All expenses not mentioned above
- CHF 639.- per person in a double room (CHF 859.- to Aosta)
- CHF 849.- per person in a single room (CHF 1179.- to Aosta)
From mid-June to mid-September