Saint-Vincent - La Magdeleine

La Magdeleine, Saint-Vincent

  • Cammino Balteo
    < Stop off 7 >
  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    May - October
  • Departure:
    Saint-Vincent (567 m)
  • Arrival:
    La Magdeleine (1666 m)
  • Difference in level:
    +1370 m -295 m
  • length:
    14.028 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • GPS tracks:
    gpx , kml

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 termal baths, the route leads up toward the hills and higher-altitude hamlets, including Domianaz, Nissod and Promiod. 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.

Attention: the portion of the stage from the Saint-Vincent thermal baths to the Verlex hamlet partly follows the route of stage 21 (do not confuse the sign in the direction of Châtillon and follow for La Magdeleine)


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Municipalities crossed
Municipalities crossed