Saint-Vincent - La Magdeleine

La Magdeleine, Saint-Vincent

  • Cammino Balteo
    < Stage 7 >
  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    from 01/05 to 31/10
  • Departure:
    Saint-Vincent (567 mt.)
  • Arrival:
    La Magdeleine (1666 mt.)
  • Difference in level:
    +1370 m -295 m
  • length:
    14.028 m
  • Duration going there:
  • Duration coming back:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Incomplete / missing signposts between Saint-Vincent and Promiod

This panoramic walk leads gradually uphill from Saint-Vincent and crosses through small towns, wooded areas, and glades overlooking the first part of Valtournenche, with views that progressively open up toward the Matterhorn.

Description of the route

Leaving the centre of Saint-Vincent from the parish church, the route leads up toward the hills and higher-altitude hamlets. The residential areas gradually thin out, giving way to longer stretches of paths winding through the natural environment of fields, meadows, glades, and woods.

With a smooth and pleasantly winding path overlooking the Marmore Creek below, you will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the opening to the Valtournenche Valley before arriving in La Magdeleine, a quaint little town in the middle valley of the Matterhorn. This area is made up of five hamlets (hameaux) all featuring simple, harmonious wood architecture that is oriented to both people and nature. Eight traditional mills still in working order are an attraction not to be missed.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Municipalities crossed
Municipalities crossed