A fantastic ride into the past
Over 120 kilometres, the "Bibracte-Alesia" trail invites riders on a journey back in time, to the Gallo-Roman era. This marked itinerary follows the path taken in the year 52 BC by Vercingetorix and his tribe, to take on Julius Caesar. You'll come across many surprises along this one-of-a-kind trail, through the forests and across the hills of Morvan.
From the oppidum of Bibracte-Mont-Beuvray and the archaeological museum, you'll then be heading towards Saulieu to admire the Saint-Andoche basilica.
Then, you'll pass by the Château de Vic-sous-Thil, before crossing the Burgundy Canal to reach Flavigny-sur-Ozerain. This walled town is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Finally, in Alesia, you'll discover the MuséoParc, an interpretation centre that portrays the battle of Alesia, fought by the army of Julius Caesar. From there, you can then visit the ruins of an ancient town and a Gallo-Roman villa.
A wild adventure
I am a city dweller (of choice), but I have always loved nature. And when I'm on holiday, I like to be far from the crowds.
There were 2 or 3 regions that I thought could be perfect for my holiday. Oh yes, I forgot to mention, one top criteria for choosing my holiday destination is the fact that I am a big fan of horse-riding. I have been riding for 15 years now at horse-riding stables. But I was looking for something special... Horse-riding with cultural discoveries as an added bonus. And I think I found the ultimate solution with the Bibracte to Alesia trail in Burgundy.
We almost feel like we're opening the door into the history of France (Vercingetorix, Alesia, … These are some important names in history!) For a moment, I even felt like my horse and I were being chased by the Roman army, that's how much this trail plunges you into the past! And if you want to know everything (or just learn a little more), I strongly recommend visiting the Muséoparc in Alesia, an unmissable place!
A favourite with horse riders
The Bibracte-Alesia trail has been marked by the National Committee for Equestrian Tourism and is recommended for riders with a good level. We advise you to carefully plan your itinerary before setting off.
Along the entire trail, you'll find places to camp, adapted accommodation services and other places bearing the "Equestrian Tourism Centre" label. You'll be greeted by qualified professionals, to reserve one of their horses or to take care of your own horse.