Today too, the River Dora Bàltea will remain close to us again. Shortly before Verrès, we will even walk close to its shores, on the left hand side first, then on the other side. The River has been growing in volume since we first met the Dora, last inflows short before Verrès were the river Chalamy from the south side and then the river Evançon from the north side in Verrès itself. By the way in the Aosta valley, people speak French and/or Italian, so names can be found in both languages.
The first major site on this stage is Saint-Vincent, which also is a well suited place to spend a night. The Dorea Bàltea, which has been flowing east until here, does turn right now, will therefore flow south, and we do follow that direction as well. In Chenal, the local castle is worth to look at for a moment, before we continue towards Montjovet. There, we will be impressed by the Montjovet fortress (also called Castello die St.Germain), constructed on a rock , built in the 11th century, and enhanced in 1534.
The current main trail from here on leads over a hill with a culmination point at 750 m.o.s. to todays destination Verrès. However, there is an alternate trail with approximately the same length, but a cummulated ascent of 200 meters less. Verrès has a set of medieval buildings which have survived the centuries, e.g. a convent dating back to 925, the castle Verrès built in 1390 or the church whose oldest parts date back to the 16th century.
Variant A: between Montjoved and Fleuran, the main trail leads over a hill with a culmination point at 750 m.o.s., that section adds 500 meters of ascent to our trekking day. Variant A leads along the right hand side of Dora Bàltea, where hills have less altitude, but are more frequent, which as well adds up to 320 meters of climbing. Chosing this variant, we will walk through the agglomerations Viering and Fabbrica.
The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.
previous stage: Via Francigena: Aosta - Châtillon
following stage: Via Francigena: Verrès - Pont-Saint-Martin
Key figures for the last 12 months (since Oktober 2015)
List view (without GEO map) of the tour together with other tours
Tour detail views
View of the detailed tour information (e.g. this page)
References to the tour sheet
Mobile look ups
With the GPS-Tracks app for iPhone or Android
Compared with all other Pilgrim trails in the Valle dAosta region
Tour history (B03713)
First published: Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011
Last updated: Samstag, 27. Juni 2015
Tour published by: GPS-Tracks.com powered by GEO-Tracks GmbH