The Via Francigena in Switzerland

Lausanne

VFS04 - Stage Cossonay-Lausanne

The Via Francigena follows the course of the Venoge from Cossonay to the banks of Lake Geneva. The river represents the main theme of this leg, between mountains and valleys,

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Chillon castle - Vevey

VFS05 - Stage Lausanne-Vevey

This leg runs partially along the Lemano lake and partially crosses vineyards of "Lavaux". They are included in the World heritage UNESCO regarding production of wine

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Aigle

VFS06 - Stage Vevey-Aigle

The route skirts around Lake Geneva, crossing Montreux and proceeding until Villeneuve.  Leaving the lake behind, the course continues levelly till it arrives at the entrance of Aigle.  It then rises to pass Yvorne and a lovely panoramic point of the Rhône Valley, before descending to Aigle. 

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Saint-Maurice

VFS07 - Stage Aigle-St-Maurice

On leaving Aigle, the route passes vineyards as it shortly arrives at the castle, constructed in the 13th Century.  Proceeding through vineyards and woods along the coast, the path reaches Ollon. 

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VFS08 - Stage St-Maurice–Martigny

Just after Saint-Maurice you reach Vérolliez, where a tiny chapel commemorates the martyrdom of St Mauritius and his companions. On the path into the Rhonetal, you meet the famous Pissevache waterfall and the 200-metre-deep Trient gorge.

For more information: info@martigny.com

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VFS09 - Stage Martigny–Orsières

This stage marks the end of the climb to the Grossen Sankt Bernhard-Pass. From Martigny a sometimes steep path leads over the narrow Les Trappistes pass to the medieval village of Sembrancher. From here the route follows the Napoleon trail.

In Orsières, don't forget to visit the church, the bel and it's "Saint Gregoire Mass" and inside the church, th exhibition about Maurice Tornay, born in Orsières.

 

Difference in height: + 950 m

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The village of Bourg-St-Pierre with its millennial bell tower

VFS10 - Stage Orsières–Bourg-St-Pierre

Difference in height: + 1000 m

This stage leads first along a forest path, first west then east of the river, on the historic path from Liddes (shops) to the small Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Chapel before Bourg-Saint-Pierre (new small shop, hotels and dormitories)

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