Hiking


Leg 01 - From Gran San Bernardo to Echevennoz

After visiting the Hospice Museum and the adjacent kennel where St Bernard champions are bred, we can move to the border.

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Leg 02 - From Echevennoz to Aosta

This itinerary follows evocative tracks that flank the "rus", old masterworks of hydraulic engineering: little channels that bring water from streams to cultivated lands.

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Leg 03 - From Aosta to Chatillon

The slope from Valle d'Aosta is an itinerary that we can follow entirely walking on the orographic left bank of the Dora.

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Leg 04 - Alternative route 1 - Chatillon

Thie alternative route avoids an uphill after Chatillon, but you have to walk on an asphalt road.

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Leg 04 - From Chatillon to Verrès

Leaving Chatillon go uphill along a difficult path, before entering the one that flanks a rus till reaching Saint Vincent.

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Leg 05 - From Verrès to Pont St. Martin

A walking tour rich in attractions: the marvellous Saint Martin's Parish in Arnad, perhaps the main attraction along Via Francigena in our itinerary in Val d'Aosta;

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Leg 06 - Alternative route 1 - Carema

This alternative route shorten the lenght of about 800m avoiding the nice uphill to the center of the village of Carema.

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Leg 06 - From Pont St. Martin to Ivrea

Arriving in Piedmont, the mountains are softened, slopes and height differences are easier to follow. The walking tour alternates between characteristic

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Leg 07 - From Ivrea to Viverone

An easy route at the bottom of Ivrea Greenhouse, the biggest moraine in Europe, an interesting geological formation that marks the direction.

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Leg 08 - From Viverone to Santhià

The main attraction of the day is Roppolo Castle: here you can admire a view of the morainic amphitheatre of Ivrea and of Viverone Lake.

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Leg 09 - From Santhià to Vercelli

The itinerary crosses the plain of Vercelli characterized by several rice fields, different avicultural species attracted by sheets of water in this area.

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Leg 10 - From Vercelli to Robbio

The first section of the route follows the bank of the Sesia, through poplar trees and rice fields.
From Palestro follow the narrow banks which cross the flooded fields.

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Leg 11 - From Robbio to Mortara

This is a very short leg which passes into the flat countryside of Lomellina, following wide roads in the first section and grassy sheep tracks 

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Leg 12 - From Mortara to Garlasco

Leaving Mortara we reach the abbey of Sant'Albino, built in the fifth century and later recasted. The perfect place to stop for pilgrims arriving from Mortara.

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Leg 13 - From Garlasco to Pavia

The first section of the route to the confluence with the Ticino includes the beautiful countryside of Pavia, which is crossed by several canals

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Leg 14 - From Pavia to Santa Cristina

This leg crosses the alluvial plain of the Basso Pavese, where we encounter the characteristic river terraces near S. Lazzaro, Belgioioso, and S. Cristina.

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Leg 15 - From Santa Cristina to Orio Litta

During this leg we flank the low reliefs dotted with vineyards on the hill of S. Colombano and, crossing the city centre of Miradolo Terme,

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Leg 16 - Alternative route 1 - From Orio Litta to Piacenza along the Po banks

This alternative route is recommended during periods of flood of the river Po, when the ferry service along the river is suspended.

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Leg 16 - From Orio Litta to Piacenza

Leaving Orio Litta we quickly reach the Ford of Sigeric, the "Transitum Padi", where you can cross to the opposite bank in Soprarivo via ferry (0523 771607 ferryboat - call at least one day before).

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