VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 38
Martigny to Orsières, 17.9 km
One hundred percent chance of rain and I threw away my umbrella. Smart!
I was tempted to take the train but no way. Resigned to my fate I left the hotel and headed for the mountains.
Muddy, slippery slopes, rain, and rocks, the trifecta. It was time to embrace the suck.
A quick snack, a little bit of vino, and an espresso later I met Rudolf, A 70-year-old German pilgrim I will grow very fond of over the coming days.
It was the road for the remaining of the day, snakes or no snakes. I had a pizza for lunch at a restaurant with a peculiar selection of meats.
I slowly inched my way down the Napoleon route to town where thanks to Tom Day’s Donation I stayed at a hotel with a dorm all to myself.
I wrapped it all up with a visit to a church with the oldest medieval tower in the area. The bell was pretty cool too.
Gites les 3 Collines - +41 78 744 62 07 | 22 Beds
Rte de la Garde |
Camping de la Prairie - +41 27 785 21 30
Rte du Grand-St-Bernard
Hotel Terminus - +41 277832040
Place de la Gare |