VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 36
Saint Maurice to Martigny, 16.3 km
The mountain gods were angry my friends, and the wind gusts were unreal. Something needed to be done, and it didn’t take a mace to get there.
After crossing dilapidated bridges, past mythical tricksters and a cow or two, I reached the Pissevache falls. A rainbow and a dip in the cold water later I made peace with gods, and it only cost me a purple toe in sacrifice. I smashed it really bad, let us hope it’s not broken.
I was now allowed to pass, and surprisingly enough the wind died down as I entered Martigny. At 15 hundred ft, the city joins Italy, France, and Switzerland with its network of roads.
I settled in at a hotel, properly washed my clothes for the first time in weeks and had a late lunch.
The alps are throwing everything at me, wind, rain and now temperatures are projected to drop in the coming days… bring it on.
Camping de la Pissevache - +41 277641427 | Rte Cantonale
Midi Guest Room - +41 277229652
Rue des Marronniers 4 |
Paroisse protestante - +41 277223352 | Rue d'Oche 3A