Pont Saint Martin can be easily reached by train from Milan and Turin via
Chivasso, by direct buses from Milan and Turin or by car, exiting at Pont Saint Martin from the A5 Torino-Courmayeur highway.
The route develops from 300 to 2600 meters above sea level, which requires around 9 to 10 days walking to complete the route. Along the way there are ten different “posti tappa” where you can stay to rest and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness, typical of the people from this border area, where it has been a meeting point at the heart of Europe for many centuries for people of different backgrounds and cultures.
“TrekkingBus” for moving luggage between the stage and the possibility of shuttle service from railway stations and airports.
The journey starts in Pont Saint Martin and immediately brings you up between the Vallaise terraces and medieval fiefs which included Perloz, Lillianes and Fontainemore. Onwards and upwards, you’ll be ascending through the natural reserve of Mont Mars, tracing old religious paths. From there, walking
on high altitude trails where the wild nature is in abundance all over the landscape, you’ll enter the Walser land, which was colonised during the middle ages by a germanic tribes that came from the swiss Valais. From Issime to Gressoney la Trinité, passing through Gaby and Gressoney Saint Jean, you’ll meet along your path, ancient villages built from rocks and wood in typical Walser tradition. Coniferous forests and green fields with the scenic and seemingly endless Monte Rosa to decorate your view.