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Martigny

SNOWSHOEING THE FAMOUS PILGRIMAGE TO ST. BERNARDS'S HOSPICE, SWITZERLAND


Snowshoeing

Category

4 Days

Duration

Open to all

Experience

Light

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

Discover the magic of snowshoeing in Switzerland with our beginner-friendly adventure. Journey through breathtaking snowy landscapes as we complete the famous pilgrimage to St. Bernard's Hospice. Along the way, visit Barryland, the home of the grand St. Bernard dogs, and experience the thrill of a Swiss sledge descent. Join us for an unforgettable snowshoeing experience in Switzerland, perfect for those new to the sport and eager to explore the beauty of the Swiss Alps.


Itinerary

Your guide collects you at Martigny train station - a direct train ride from Geneva airport - at 4:00 PM. We start with group introductions, then you settle into the accommodation before dinner. Accommodation, dinner, breakfast, and specialist equipment are included. Lunches and drinks are not included. Our accommodation features mixed rooms with bathrooms, showers, a bar, and a restaurant. Depending on conditions, we use various places, one of which requires a 2km walk from the car park, so pack light. Items can be left in the van.
We head out from our base in a mountain valley to a location perfect for gaining snowshoeing skills, learning to move over the snow with ease. We complete a small journey into the Swiss wilderness, surrounded by incredible mountain backdrops. Depending on conditions, there may be an optional sledge run at the end of the day for the adventurous. Others can warm up with hot chocolate or hot wine. Length: 8 km (4.9 m) Altitude difference: 421 m (1381 ft)
We start early and embark on a 5km trail, ascending 450m to reach the Grand Saint Bernard Monastery. We break for tea and food with the monks. Afterward, we make a short journey across the Italian border before returning to the Hospice for dinner and optional evensong. Evenings in the Hospice can be quiet or fun, depending on your choices. Please note this is a high mountain trail, and in poor weather or avalanche conditions, another route may be chosen. Length: 7 km (4.3 m) Altitude difference: 600 m (1968 ft)
After breakfast with the monks, we descend the route we climbed the previous day to return to the bus. On the way down to Martigny, we visit a cheese factory to try local cheeses and make some purchases. Our final stop is Barryland to see and, hopefully, pet the famous St. Bernard dogs. You are then dropped back at Martigny train station at 3:30 PM. Most people return to Geneva by train (1h 50m) for an evening flight home. Length: 5 km (3.1 m) Altitude difference: 500 m (1640 ft)

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Accommodation
Hiking poles
Dinner
Breakfast
Entry to Barryland
Snowshoeing
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Extra accommodation
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Tourist tax
Extra food and drinks
Everything not mentioned in the “What’s included”
Tips
Lunches
Sledging (20 CHF extra)

Accomodations

Relais de la Sarvaz Hotel


You will stay in a large shared room. There are showers. It is heated and comfortable with a restaurant and bar on site. Wifi and 4G are available.

Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard


Last night you will sleep in the Hospice located in Switzerland, on a border crossing at 2472 m altitude, the Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard welcomes hikers, pilgrims and transient guests all year round.


Guides

Tom and Alps Adventures

Tom and Alps Adventures

Tom is an International Mountain Leader, Climbing Instructor, Mountain Instructor Summer, Kayak Guide, Norwegian High Mountain Guide... shall we continue? He has led multiple hiking trips on TMB, and he can't wait for the next one!


Meeting point

46.1058324311767.0788229391174
Martigny


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

December 2024
Thu
5 Dec
3:00 PM
Sun
8 Dec
2:30 PM

Sold Out

Total
800 €
Thu
12 Dec
3:00 PM
Sun
15 Dec
2:30 PM

Confirmed

8 spots left
Total
800 €

From 800 € / person