St Bernards Snowshoe Pilgrimage – unforgettable winter experience in the Valais Alps
NEW DATES 2023/2024
We will take you on a fantastic winter adventure to the most remote areas of the Valais Alps in southern Switzerland. The trip is beginner-friendly and doesn’t require previous knowledge of snowshoe hiking techniques. Bring your friends and family, and witness the jaw-dropping scenery of the Swiss Valais Alps. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable mountain guide who will ensure your safety and provide basic snow training.
Our St Bernards snowshoe pilgrimage takes you along the famous Val de Bagnes mountain range in the Valais, tracing the footsteps of ancient pilgrims venturing through St. Bernard’s Pass to Rome. Spend an unforgettable night at the Hospice of St. Bernards and travel Barryland, the home of Bernese mountain dogs!
Hop on this unforgettable journey, let yourself be amazed by nature, and leave with new memories and friends.
What you'll do
The hospice or monastery of St. Bernard is more than 1000 years old: monks of St. Bernard built it already in the 8th century to host the brave travelers passing by. Hospice is open to this day, offering comfortable suits and warm meals. Join this historical journey into the most secluded parts of the Swiss Alps and inhale deep with the fresh, clean air, comforted by silence and peace.
Witness the beauty of the Alps as you immerse yourself in the wilderness, learn how to walk with snowshoes confidently, and wake up your inner child with sledding. Visit the monastery of Grand St. Bernard, learn about over 1000 years of its history, and eat meals in the old refectory. On the way back, visit Barryland, the home of St. Bernard’s dogs!
Please note: We will make every effort to fulfill this itinerary, but with high mountain trips, we must be adaptable to weather, snow, and avalanche conditions.