Package Via Francigena

Orsières
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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 Sce Maurici (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 Ursiores (Orsières) and Petrecastel (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.

 

Services included

  • 5 overnight stays and half board in Saint-Maurice, Martigny, Orsières, Bourg-Saint-Pierre and on the Great St. Bernard Pass
  • Luggage transport
  • Paper travel guide
  • Kennel and museum at the Great St. Bernard Pass
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


Services not included

  • Travel from your home to Saint-Maurice and back from the pass
  • Travel insurance (cancellation and assistance)
  • Lunch
  • All expenses not mentioned above
 

Rates

  • CHF 589.- per person in a double room 
  • CHF 799.- per person in a single room 
 

Validity

From mid-June to mid-September

Package Via Francigena
Route de la Gare 34, CP 92
1937 Orsières

T. +41 (0)27 775 25 81
info@saint-bernard.ch

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