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Hiking holidays Via Francigena North

Hiking: Via Francigena

Following the traces of Archbishop Sigerich

The Via Francigena is one of the most important pilgrimage routes in Europe. This long-distance hiking trail leads along an old Roman trade route, documented by Archbishop Sigerich. Switzerland presents itself along this pilgrimage routes as idyllic and diverse.

From the Ste-Croix you hike down to Lake Neuchâtel with wonderful views. The route continues idyllically along the banks of the river Venoge until you reach the shores of Lake Geneva. On one side the vineyards of Lavaux, on the other the snowy peaks of the Alps and before you see the vineyards of Chablais. Who says the pilgrimage cannot be pleasure?

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Itinerary

Lugage drop-off in Ste-Croix. The ViaFrancigena reaches Swiss soil at La Grand'Borne near L'Auberson, crosses the Sainte-Croix plateau and descends to Vuiteboeuf with a magnificent view of the Swiss midlands.

approx. 5 h
approx. 19 km
450 m
1'080 m

After Orbe, the ViaFrancigena reaches the medieval town of Romainmôtier with its Clunysian abbey. Finally, one reaches the middle of the world, where part of the river Nozon flows to the Mediterranean Sea and the other part to the North Sea.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 26 km
630 m
555 m

The poet Gilles described the Venoge, which follows this stage from Cossonay to Saint-Sulpice sometimes high above, sometimes along the river. The pilgrims path finally reaches Lake Geneva and continues via the Roman town of Vidy to Lausanne.

approx. 6 h
approx. 25 km
255 m
440 m

From the quays in Ouchy, the ViaFrancigena runs along the shores of Lac Léman to Villette. Then it winds its way through the terraces of Lavaux, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering a fantastic view over Lake Geneva. Individual departure on arrival in Vevey.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 21 km
455 m
455 m

From Vevey, the trail follows the lake to Villeneuve. On the way, you can visit the games museum in the Tour-de-Peilz castle or the famous Chillon castle before reaching the Chablais wine region. 

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 27 km
300 m
280 m

Tour character

On pilgrimage routes through the Yverdon-les-Bains region to Lake Geneva. The paths are easy to follow, but for the long stages you need a good basic condition and some experience in long-distance hiking.

The Via Francigena at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Ste-Croix
  Season 1
20.03.2021 - 26.03.2021
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
27.03.2021 - 09.04.2021
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Via Francigena North, 7 days TO, CH-WDWSA-07X
Base price
929.-
989.-
Surcharge Single Room 339.- 339.-

Category: Middle class hotels and inns

Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Via Francigena North, 7 days TO, CH-WDWSA-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
929.-
339.-
989.-
339.-

Category: Middle class hotels and inns

Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Ste-Croix
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Aigle
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
135.-
95.-
135.-
95.-
135.-
95.-
135.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Ste-Croix
  Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Ste-Croix
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Aigle
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast 
  • Daily luggage transfers 
  • Pilgrim Pass  
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room) 
  • GPS-data available 
  • Service-hotline

Pleate note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking at the train station in Ste-Croix, payable on site.
  • Return train journey via Lausanne and Yverdon-les-Bains to Ste-Croix. Duration: approx. 1.5 h.

 

Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous":

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • Maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital":

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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