Burgundy has always been a favourite destination for walkers. In fact, this has been true since the Middle Ages, when the pilgrims making their way along the Way of St. James route crossed through the region from Vézelay to Nevers in mass.
The region still holds the same reputation today with its 6,000 km of marked trails, from simple strolls to hiking trails of varying distance.
The Way of St. James route
The Way of St. James is made up of several hiking routes, that will take you on an exploration of all the different sides of Burgundy.
From Bibracte to Alesia
Explore Morvan and then the Auxois region, from one iconic site to the next: two regions with so many natural, historic and even gourmet sights to see.Find out more about this itinerary
From Fontenay to VézelayIn the Burgundian countryside
Fontenay Abbey and Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Basilica in Vézelay were both built in the 12th century, and are the departure and arrival points for this hiking trail. There are some fantastic views along this trail which is very popular with fans of heritage sites as well as nature lovers.