If the Saône-et-Loire is popular with cyclists and cycling hikers, it is certainly not a chance :
Birthplace of the first Voie Verte in France, between Cluny and Givry, the cycle tourism routes are numerous and varied, open to a green and welcoming nature. These routes will allow you to discover the treasures of Southern Burgundy
One of the emblematic sites of the region, located just a 10-minute drive from Saint-Vérand.
This rocky escarpment rises above the vineyards and its ascent is a must during your stay.
You will discover a breathtaking 360 ° panorama at the top.
In homage to the incomparable feather of Alphonse de Lamartine, who was born in Mâcon, The “Plan of the Feather” is a route for discovering the patrimony which will allow you to walk around the city across architecture, literature, gastronomy and history.
Let yourself be guided by the bronze feathers on the ground to go from one monument to another. At each point along the way, a totem pole will give you information about the monument you’ve come across.
The Burgundian Roman heritage is as rich as varied and only in Saône et Loire, there are no less than 250 Roman churches and chapels.
A weekend is not enough to discover everything, but among the must-sees, don’t miss Cluny and its abbey, the fortress of Berzé le Châtel or the town of Tournus.
During your getaways, you will also cross the Route des Châteaux, which is divided into 17 stages, as many castles and medieval fortresses to discover without moderation, from Sully to Pierreclos, via Cormatin.
For stays of one week or more, numerous visits and family activities are available.
Natural sites such as the caves of Azé or Blanot, the Solutré’s rock (see above).
Animals park : Touroparc in Romanèche-Thorins and the birds park at Villars les Dombes
Tree climbing : Acro’bath in Bergesserin or Lugny Acro in Lugny
Museums : Hameau Duboeuf in Romanèche (vineyard ans winemaking story), prehistory at Solutré, archeological of Bibracte at St Léger Sous Beuvray
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