Two team members of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF are traveling along the Swiss part of the route from 26 July to 8 August 2020.
Luca Bruschi, EAVF director, and Elena Dubinina, International Relations advisor, walk from Orbe to the Grand Saint Bernard Pass, one of the most fascinating points of the Via Francigena, during a 10-day trip.
The team is covering 200 km of the Swiss stretch between the cantons of Valais and Vaud, exploring the route and its landscapes and, at the same time, meeting several representatives of the local authorities, tourism offices and other stakeholders involved in development and management of the Via Francigena, to reinforce the network that is consolidating along the way.
Here their trip stage by stage:
DAY5: Losanna – Vevey. Exciting stop between UNESCO heritage vineyards and Charlie Chaplin museum
DAY 7: Aigle – Saint Maurice. Fairy-tale castles among vineyards on the way to Abbey, the director becomes a knight and climbs up and down.
DAY 9: Martigny – Orsières. The ascent begins, between temperature changes and unsupervised revelations of orientation capabilities.
DAY 11: Towards the legendary mount.