Some truly spectacular landscapes await on this section of the Camino to Rome, first as you walk by the shore of Lake Geneva, Chateau de Chillon and the UNESCO-listed vineyards of Lavaux; then as you climb up to the Alps and the Great St Bernard’s Pass and finally as you head into Italy and the Aosta Valley.
After Lake Geneva, the Rhone Valley and their relatively easy terrain behind, you will start to steadily climb to Bourg Saint Pierre, but breath-taking Alpine views will be your reward. Pilgrims have been travelling the Via Francigena across the Great St Bernard’s Pass for centuries but bear in mind, due to altitude and weather conditions, this route is only open to walkers in the Summer months. Talk to the FrancigenaWays.com specialists if you need advice.
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