To see the Alps

Mont Beuvray Walk

>> The location

Are you a fan of history, peace-and-quiet and beautiful views? In that case, head to Mont Beuvray, a modest (821m), but no less spectacular peak in the Morvan!

There is a historical story up at this peak: it is where the Aedui (Gallic tribe) built their capital, Bibracte, 2,000 years ago. It is also where Vercingetorix was named head of the Gallic coalition!

>> The tour of the fortifications

On this trail, you will be following the ancient fortifications of Bibracte. On the programme: archaeological ruins, some superb views and trees that are hundreds of years old.

Duration: approx. 2 hours
6.5 km loop

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Randonneurs à Bibracte sur le Mont Beuvray
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
To see the vines

Climb up to the Rock of Solutré

The location

Fans of prehistory and breathtaking views, the climb up to the Rock of Solutré, an iconic place in Southern Burgundy, is perfect for you.

From the 2 Rocks of Solutré and Vergisson, a smaller version, you'll be taken aback by the view of Pouilly-Fuissé and Saint-Véran great vintage wines. This place, listed a "Grand Site de France" can be traced back 55,000 years.

The walk

For this "Grand Site de France", there is a map of 5 hiking trails, including a great classic, once taken by François Mitterrand: the climb up to the Rock of Solutré.

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
Distance: 4 km

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Vue sur la Roche de Vergisson et son village
Marion CARCEL / Foehn Photographie
For those who prefer to be near the water

Walks around the lakes of Morvan

For nature lovers looking for a complete change of scenery, you are guaranteed to enjoy exploring Morvan Regional Natural Park. Did you know that there are no less than 6 lakes dotted around this green lung at the heart of Burgundy
Whether you fancy a trip on a rowing boat, a canoe, sailing, rafting or paddleboarding, you will be spoilt for choice at these lakes, each with its very own unique personality.

Trail around the Lac de Chaumeçon

Chaumeçon lake is a beautiful blue mirror of Morvan. To see for yourself the natural beauty of this lake, we recommend the 12.5 km walk along the water's edge.

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Pêche sur le lac de Saint-Agnan
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Balade en Bourgogne pour admirer les Sabot de Vénus
Christophe Gallemand
Take in the forest atmosphere

Forêts National Park

For fans of the great outdoors, there is a walk through the Forêts National Park, the very latest national park to be created in France, for an exploration of the fauna and flora in an exceptional protected natural area.

No less than 200 km of hiking trails and 1,000 km of MTB trails await you in this park where the biodiversity is widely recognised.

There is a wide range of walks and guided outings to choose from: you can learn about the secrets of the park's plants and animals, go climbing in the trees while respecting them, or go on a commented walk.

All the ideas for walks and outings
Rencontre avec un cerf lors de votre balade en Bourgogne
Olivier Pellerin
To admire a wild river

Bec d'Allier Walk

The location

The waters of the Loire and the Allier converge here, just a stone's throw from Nevers, producing a wonderful natural spectacle! This natural environment made up of sand banks, alluvial forest and meadows with an enormous biodiversity, fully deserves the classification as a "Site Panda Fluvial" by the WWF, who are working to protect the environment all over the globe.

The walk

We recommend the 4-km-long Passeur du Bec d'Allier discovery trail where you can admire the scenery from the observation points along the banks of the river. Don't forget your binoculars!

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Panorama du Bec d'Allier
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme

Massif d'Uchon Walk

The location

Come to this classified natural site, affectionately known as the "Pearl of Morvan". The highest point stands at an altitude of 684 metres, and you'll be fascinated by the 20 blocks of granite in strange shapes and with strange names: Mammoth, Devil's Claw and Dog's Nose.

The walk

Venture along a small footpath and choose from 3 hiking loop trails ranging between 4 and 8 km, to explore this fragile ecosystem.

 Take a look at the PDF leaflet for the trail

Rando aux rochers du Carnaval
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
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