Aosta - Fénis

Aosta, Brissogne, Charvensod, Fénis, Pollein, Saint-Marcel

  • Cammino Balteo
    < Stop off 19 >
  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    February - November
  • Departure:
    Aosta (583 m)
  • Arrival:
    Fénis (527 m)
  • Difference in level:
    + 387 m -382 m
  • length:
    19.787 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • GPS tracks:
    gpx , kml

This is a long, but not particularly demanding walk that leaves from the region’s capital, Aosta, and leads to the magnificent Fénis Castle, the undisputed icon of the Aosta Valley Middle Ages, letting you appreciate “Plaine” of Envers through the municipalities of Charvensod, Pollein, Brissogne and Saint-Marcel.

Description of the route

From Aosta, you’ll move to Charvensod, passing the Dora Baltea at Pont-Suaz. You’ll take the path towards Pollein above the hamlet of Condemine, which is almost flat until you get to Fénis.

Walking half way up, still at the edge of the forest, you can enjoy the scenic view of the Dora plain and the opposite slopes of the Adret. You’ll then take a dip into the Aosta Valley, amidst cultivated fields and stables, amusing yourself by pointing out the many medieval towers, which are often concealed between the rocks and brush, which peep out, zigzagging along the ridges.

Then from Pollein to Brissogne, all the way to Saint-Marcel, where a longer route could be dedicated to the mines, the green waters, Plout Sanctuary or merely to a tasting session of prosciutto crudo, raw ham seasoned with mountain herbs.

Lastly, you’ll come to Fénis where, welcomed by the lovely parish church of San Maurizio, after a visit to the MAV (Aosta Valley Traditional Crafts Museum), all that will be left to do is devote yourself to enjoying the beautiful turreted manor house of the aristocratic Challant family.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley