7 unusual hikes

Burgundy has plenty to keep you walking with its GR trails!

From forests to lakes, rivers, hedgerows and fields, the Yonne and Nièvre regions are characterised by breathtaking landscapes.

Surrounded by soothing nature in the heart of the countryside, you can take advantage of the many different marked paths and walks. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, your hiking boots and even your swimming costume!

Whether you’re looking for a quiet way to recharge your batteries or a more energetic way to get out and about, there’s a way for everyone to discover the region on foot.

Here are 7 favourite walks:

  L’aqueduc de Montreuillon

This remarkable site, reminiscent of Roman buildings, attracts walkers, nature and heritage lovers. Once you have reached the aqueduct, you can climb up to observe the splendour of the surrounding countryside. Its height gives the place an atmosphere of quietness, calm and total freedom.

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   The “sentier du Passeur au Bec d’Allier”

This is one of the last natural river landscapes in Europe. The mouth of the Allier into the Loire is famous for its rich fauna and flora. The natural sandbanks provide nesting areas for many species of animals. The hike is fabulous and we highly recommend it.

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  The Pierre-Perthuis bridges

This little corner of paradise is so well hidden that sometimes you pass by without noticing. These are the bridges of Pierre-Perthuis, which span the Cure. The first is 35 metres high, while the second is only 4 metres high. However, it has retained its cobblestones and its wheel chasers, which gives it its charm. The place is absolutely splendid. Go there!

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  The Cousin valley

By taking the Chemin Bleu located at the place called Cousin-la-Roche, below the old town of Avallon, you can follow the route of this family walk along the river to meet the flora and fauna of the water. The valley, dotted with numerous mills, is very shady. The green itinerary is absolutely breathtaking, and will make you discover an enchanting setting.

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  Le saut du Gouloux

Le saut du Gouloux is a must for nature lovers. Located in the Morvan, this course offers a sporting approach or, on the contrary, a much more tranquil one. It leads to a resplendent waterfall, unique in Burgundy. It is also an opportunity to penetrate the secret of the magnificent Morvan forests.

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  The Narvau gorges

Nature is the very essence of the Morvan! And in the Narvau gorges, you will be served. Here, stone, water and wood abound in every corner of the path. The excursion follows the river until you reach the Narvau waterfall, surrounded by a unique wooded environment. It’s an adventure that is well worth the effort, provided you have the right footwear!

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  The Uchon massif

The Uchon massif rises to 684 metres and offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in the region. The view over the Morvan countryside is breathtaking. Along the footpaths to its summit are large granite blocks with particular shapes. They have been there for years and leave a lot to our imagination. Several hiking trails lead through this strange geological curiosity.

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