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Sentier Colette - Walking with Colette
Distance5.76km Vertical gain+76m Vertical drop-85m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

This trail, dedicated to Colette, was opened in 1993 by the pupils of the Colette college of Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye. Along this trail, everything recalls the works of this author, born in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye in 1873. The author has described her birthplace so well - that even though she has given other names to the villages and characters, you can sense her literature at every corner.

Springs, fountains and wash houses
Distance15.19km Vertical gain+168m Vertical drop-171m Duration4h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing - 89 - Yonne

This hike is themed by springs and wash-houses. The water flowing from the springs supplies the groundwater of the Parisian Basin on the one hand, and the Seine by way of the Loing River on the other hand. It’s a very well-marked path (#7), through an unspoiled natural environment. This track can also be done on horseback or mountain bike. It is listed on the departmental walking and hiking map (PDIPR) established by the department of the Yonne.

Les sources - The springs
Distance10.11km Vertical gain+113m Vertical drop-115m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Lainsecq - 89 - Yonne

You will see no less than 8 fountains and 6 wash-houses on this rather easy hike, ideal for family walks. A few picnics spots are available here and there, to take a break and enjoy a relaxing moment (Fountain of the Moon, of the Pisserotte .....) Even though there are some hills along the way, it is a very pleasant walk with a lot of historical heritage spots to be discovered.
Also good for mountain biking.

The Seven Locks of Henri IV.
Distance9.59km Vertical gain+35m Vertical drop-35m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses - 89 - Yonne

A whole new way to discover the story of the construction of the Canal de Briare! With this hike you can follow a part of its water supply system and come back along the old route to the incredible monument that we today know as the Seven Locks.

Water and Woods Hiking Trail
Distance13.17km Vertical gain+154m Vertical drop-155m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Treigny - 89 - Yonne

Leaving from the fairground, you will walk along paths that have a mysterious past and are steeped in legends.

Distance11.72km Vertical gain+83m Vertical drop-76m Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

A hike in the heart of the birthplace of Colette. Through woods and passing by ponds, often described in her work.

The woods and riverbanks of Bourdon lake
Distance10.19km Vertical gain+53m Vertical drop-53m Duration3h00 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Fargeau - 89 - Yonne

Discover the flora and fauna that populate these old swamps that have shaped the environment of this lake, surrounded by woods and forests.

Distance22.39km Vertical gain+299m Vertical drop-295m Duration2h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Thury (Yonne) - 89 - Yonne

A mountain biking route for anyone who loves bike rides and discovering natural and architectural heritage. You're in for a treat! But be prudent!

L'Orme du Pont from Moutiers-en-Puisaye
Distance9.17km Vertical gain+109m Vertical drop-100m Duration1h Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

An all-season trail in this region of Puisaye amid hedges (bouchures), heritage, and legends.

Distance11.99km Vertical gain+101m Vertical drop-100m Duration3h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

Across the woods and the fields, passing the ponds, you will discover areas where the earth has been shaped into artistic creations and pottery.

Distance12.41km Vertical gain+106m Vertical drop-113m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

After a brief incursion into the grounds of the Colette castle/museum and the passage at the foot of the Saracen tower, this walk continues through the countryside along the lanes of the Puisaye.

Blin Farm – Druyes Valley
Distance10.51km Vertical gain+117m Vertical drop-112m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Druyes-les-Belles-Fontaines - 89 - Yonne

From the old medieval castle, discover a village built between an old, partly dried-up marsh and a cliff. Druyes Valley offers a green setting that contrasts with the chalky rocks that support the ruined building.