The route between Sembrancher and Bovernier will be interrupted from 23 October to mid-December 2023. Works will be carried out to improve the avalanche corridor and torrential erosion. However, the trail will remain open to pilgrims, to prevent them from ending up on the main road. Hikers are requested to follow the signs and wait for the machine operator to notice them before crossing the work area.
Works will take place in this area of the route: https://s.geo.admin.ch/a26f038fc1
This stage marks the beginning of the climb to the Great St. Bernard 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, the exhibition about Maurice Tornay, born in Orsières.
You can also discover the Via Francigena in Switzerland by following this route in the heart of the village of Orsières!
Difference in height: + 950 m
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