Nature activities in Burgundy

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    © ATOUT FRANCE/Michel Angot

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    © ATOUT FRANCE/CRT Bourgogne/Alain Doire

Nature activities in Burgundy 21000 Dijon fr

In Burgundy, he agricultural plains in the Bresse, the wooded hills of the Morvan, the slopes planted with prestigious vines, the hedgerows in the Bourbon region and the hills around Auxerre and the Charolais, between the Valley of the Saône and the upstream reservoir on the Loire - this is beautiful rural Burgundy. 

Hiking

The diversity of landscapes and the architectural heritage of the region is an invitation to all Epicurean hikers. You can follow the GR 65-42, for example, which begins in Vézelay, a major pilgrimage city and a jewel of Romanesque art, and passes through Nevers. This route remains faithful to one of the main original paths of the Santiago pilgrimage.

Cyclotourism

Many other paths and country roads will lead you through the vineyards, on foot, on horseback or on a bike. On the 20 km between Beaune and Santenay, for example, you pass through the legendary names of Pommard, Meursault and Montrachet. Cyclotourism is also very popular around the historical site of Alésia, the château de la Rochepot or the lovely village of Brancion. The Morvan holds the French record for VTT sites approved by the FFC (the French cycling federation) with 2,300 km of clearly marked paths.

The Green route (a pioneer of its kind) which connects Givry and Cluny (famous for its abbey and its national stud farm) is a great bicycle route for the family.

River cruises

A unique (and historical) network of 1,200 km of navigable canals and rivers (the Yonne, the Saône, etc.) makes the region a paradise for river boating and a great place for cruising in the heart of the countryside.

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