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distance 17.8km Vertical gain +618m Vertical drop -617m duration 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Solutré-Pouilly - 71 - Saône-et-Loire

Wonderful hike in Burgundy to discover "Solutré" (a landmark) and the "Rock of Vergisson”.

distance 5.76km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -85m duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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
distance 15.19km Vertical gain +168m Vertical drop -171m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

The Seven Locks of Henri IV.
distance 9.59km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -35m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 10.81km Vertical gain +236m Vertical drop -237m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chaintré - 71 - Saône-et-Loire

A hike along the balconies in the south of Burgundy through the vineyards.

distance 10.11km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -115m duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Sentier de la folie ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.72km Vertical gain +83m Vertical drop -76m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 13.25km Vertical gain +157m Vertical drop -155m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treigny - 89 - Yonne

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

Walking Tour – Discovering La Villéon in Puisaye
distance 8.62km Vertical gain +96m Vertical drop -97m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bitry - 58 - Nièvre

Born in Fougères in Brittany, where there is a museum dedicated to his work, the painter Emmanuel de la Villéon lived on a semi-permanent basis from 1900 to 1935 in the manor house in the hamlet of Bitry. An admirer of Monet, he adopted the approach of the Impressionists.
This trail has the added attraction of panels composed of reproductions and commentaries. They allow the viewer to recognize some of the places painted by the artist, with their hedge-enclosed farmlands typical of the Puisaye.

distance 10.19km Vertical gain +53m Vertical drop -53m duration 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Le chemin du Tacot ( Download : PDF )
distance 6.75km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -43m duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye - 58 - Nièvre

A rather short bucolic walk.
Le Tacot path passes nearby the ochre and clay quarries where a protected species of toad "Le sonneur à ventre jaune", the yellow bellied toad hides away. Easily identified thanks to its yellow and black striped belly, and its heart-shaped pupils, no doubt, remnants of its prince charming days..... Its bright yellow colour, signifying toxicity is a means of protection against its predators.

distance 22.34km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -296m duration 2.5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting 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!

distance 9.17km Vertical gain +109m Vertical drop -100m duration 1 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

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

distance 10.51km Vertical gain +117m Vertical drop -112m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 11.99km Vertical gain +101m Vertical drop -100m duration 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 12.41km Vertical gain +106m Vertical drop -113m duration 1.5 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.