The Via Francigena in Aosta Valley

Atmospheric glances along one of the most important ancient routes: the historical pilgrimage to Rome

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Walking along the Via Francigena in the Aosta Valley means strolling through ancient villages and splendid castles, impressive churches and important vestiges of the Roman era, all against the backdrop of the Alps.

Along this route you will also find numerous vineyards boasting prestigious wines, and areas acclaimed for the local PDO produce such as the ham "prosciutto di Bosses" and the lard "lardo di Arnad".

The route is divided into five stages starting at the Great Saint-Bernard pass, at an altitude of 2,450 metres,  on Swiss territory;  the path takes you down along the Great Saint-Bernard valley in the direction of Aosta (580 m), the region's capital and city offering a wealth of history and testimonies to the past, then moving on along the central valley to Pont-Saint-Martin where you leave the Aosta Valley to enter the Piedmont region.
It is advisable to take the stage n. 1 in summer (or in the absence of snow at the pass) while those along the central valley are suitable for every season, even for a 2 or 3-day trek to discover the region.

 
The numbers on the map link to the detail of each stage

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5

 
Click on the stage number to go to the relevant info. file
 Stop off  Altitude   Time A-B   Time B-A
Information Point Bank Restaurant Ski lifts Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
1 Gran S. Bernardo 2469 2:00 2:30
Restaurant Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed
Saint-Rhémy 1619 1:15 1:40
Restaurant Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Saint-Oyen 1363 0:20 0:25
Restaurant Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Etroubles 1264 0:20 0:25
Information Point Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Echevennoz 1233
Restaurant Bed
      3:55   5:00  
2 Echevennoz 1233 1:50 2:00
Bed
Gignod 962 0:40 0:55
Restaurant Camping Grocery Church
Variney 784
Restaurant
Aosta 583
Information Point Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
      3:10   4:00  
3 Aosta 583 2:10 2:10
Information Point Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Quart (Castle) 753 2:00 2:00
Nus 540 2:35 3:00
Restaurant Grocery Bed Church
Chambave 485 1:25 1:20
Restaurant Pharmacy Grocery Bed Church
Châtillon 549
Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
      8:10   8:30  
4 Châtillon 549 1:20 1:20
Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Saint-Vincent
Information Point Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Issogne 0:15 0:15
Restaurant Pharmacy Grocery Bed Church
Verrès 391
Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
due to restoration work on retaining walls, temporary ban on transit at the level of the locality Balmas - Montjovet       6:15   6:15  
5 Verrès 391 0:55 0:55
Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Arnad 1:15 1:15
Restaurant Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Hône 0:40 0:45
Restaurant Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Donnas 0:45 0:50
Restaurant Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Pont-Saint-Martin 345
Information Point Bank Restaurant Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
      3:35   3:45  
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Aosta
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Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings

Matterhorn

Monte Rosa

Central Valley