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Via Francigena Stage 1: Bourg St Pierre-St Martin

From £875.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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Via Francigena Stage 1: Bourg St Pierre-St Martin

  • Crossing the high mountain pass of Great St Bernard famed for its rescue dogs
  • Discovering your quaint agriturismo, set amongst pretty vineyards
  • Staggering Alpine views and a backdrop of mountain scenery as you walk
  • Following the “Chemins de Vignobles” a local wine trail
  • Wandering through the ancient streets of Aosta, an old Roman city
A superb week of walking that begins in the heart of the Alps, crosses the border from Switzerland into Italy, and traverses the high mountain pass of Great St Bernard. You will be surrounded by a backdrop of mountain peaks and follow trails through pretty vineyards and orchards. Explore Bourg St Pierre's medieval remains before setting off to cross the international border and ascending to the Great St Bernard Pass. Reach Rhémy des Bosses, famed for its ham cured with mountain herbs, and Aosta, the principal city of the Aosta Valley. Follow the “Chemins de Vignobles” a vineyard trail and along which you will encounter many castles, stone houses, wooded hillsides, and apple orchards. Pont St Martin, your finishing point, is a small village located on the frontier between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont and lends its name to a photogenic ancient stone bridge.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Bourg-Saint-Pierre Day 2 Bourg-Saint-Pierre to Great St Bernard Pass 8 miles / 12 km Day 3 Great St Bernard Pass to Etroubles 8 miles / 13 km Day 4 Etroubles to Aosta 10 miles / 16 km Day 5 Aosta to Chambave 15 miles / 24 km Day 6 Chambave to Verres 16 miles / 26 km Day 7 Verres to Pont-Saint-Martin 10 miles / 17 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 4kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 4kg is equivalent to 2.5 avocados.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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