Châtillon - Verrès

Châtillon, Issogne, Montjovet, Saint-Vincent, Verrès

  • Cammino Balteo
    < Stage 21 >
  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Periodo consigliato:
    dal 01/01 to 31/12
  • Departure:
    Châtillon (586 mt.)
  • Arrival:
    Verrès (366 mt.)
  • Difference in level:
    + 648 m - 797 m
  • length:
    20.945 m
  • Duration going there:
  • Duration coming back:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Interrupted stage between the hamlets Balmas and Toffo in Montjovet.

This long walk is of average difficulty, mainly due to the frequent changes in incline, and overlaps the trail of the Via Francigena until the gates of Verrès where, instead of entering into the hamlet, you’ll move towards the right side of the river to get to Issogne.

Description of the route

From the Church of Châtillon, you immediately start to climb to get to the hamlet of Conoz with its tower houses. From here you’ll turn in the direction of Saint-Vincent, following the route of the ancient ru (an irrigation canal) that extends over flat ground alongside the mountain. From the thermal spa town, where we recommend visiting the Romanesque Church of S. Vincenzo with its archaeological site, you’ll continue on towards Cillian, where you can stop and appreciate the monumental ruins of a Roman-era bridge along the Via delle Gallie.

Continue on, halfway up the slope, walking by small villages, isolated homes, rocky outcrops and enjoying views over the valley floor below – at certain points it looks remarkably like a deep canyon surrounded and protected by the rocks.

Following along the Via Francigena you’ll get to Montjovet, passing the castles of Chenal and Saint-Germain. A series of small ascents and descents take you to the hamlet of Torille, which is not very far from Verrès.

Here you switch slopes, going under a motorway viaduct and arriving to Issogne, which announces its presence with the refined stately residence belonging to the Challant family, which is well worth a visit.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley