The Waldensian Exile Route, which is 340 km long (115 in Italy, 215 in France, 10 in Switzerland), follows the route taken by one of the thirteen columns of about 3,000 Waldensians exiled from Piedmont in 1687, who were held in Piedmontese prisons and then forced to march to Geneva. The itinerary starts from Saluzzo in Italy , one of the places where the Waldensians were imprisoned, and crosses the Piedmontese plain on roads and cycle paths, arriving in Avigliana. Going up the old Royal Road in the Susa Valley, it reaches the Moncenisio Pass. From here, across the Maurienne, you arrive at Annecy and then Geneva.
At the moment, the route, which is all on roads that can be covered on foot or by bicycle, is alternately equipped with signs. A guidebook and roadbook (only for the Italian part of the itinerary) have been published to provide information and advice, as well as maps to make the journey easier.