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Sporting activities

“There will be sports!”

Come and discover the sumptuous landscapes of Morvan, Avallonnais, Vézelien and Serein and practice sports and fun activities for all! We offer you different walks to do on foot, by bike or on horseback, more or less long but always for the pleasure of the eyes! Canoeing on the Cure, tree climbing in the trees, rock climbing courses or even fishing… Discover all our outdoor activities!


Le Chemin Bleu

The educational trail “Le Chemin Bleu” in Avallon was created to raise awareness of wildlife conservation whilst bringing together our natural and historical heritage.  The Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan invites you on this 2.4km round trip to better understand the aquatic life of the Cousin valley.

randonnée St Jacques


Whether you start from the Basilica in Vézelay or from the Cistercian Abbey in Fontenay, this hike of approximately 84 km has it all.  Along paths that are not particularly challenging, you will discover our heritage and some incredible views  : Terre-Plaine landscapes with the Morvan hills in the background or the panoramic view of Vézelay before reaching Asquins.  This hike can done on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike, and will not fail to enthrall you.

Local hikes

Are you in search of hiking heaven?  Well you’ve come to the right place. Whether for a short hike, a day’s hike, or even several days worth of trails, you can choose the level of difficulty and your starting point.  Just come to one of our local information offices where you will find sixteen different trails that are clearly indicated along the way and have been tried and tested, and to top it all you can buy them as individual route maps!

GR 13

From Avallon or Vézelay the GR13 (Grand Randonnée) goes right through the Morvan mountain range from North to South via the lakes and forest of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan.

Further information : Topo-guide Tour et traversée du Morvan – 512 Km (GR- GRP)

Here’s a suggestion of a 20 km hike, from Avallon to Vézelay

By bike

Fancy a ride with your family or friends, whether you prefer a gentle bike ride or are a mountain bike enthusiast, come and discover our cycling paths and trails.  There’s something for everyone!

The GTMC – La Grande Traversée du Massif Central

1380 km of trails and paths dedicated to mountain bike enthusiasts.  On your own, with family or friends, come and discover the hills and lakes of the Morvan, the incredible landscape carved out by the volcanoes of Auvergne, and ride through the Parc National des Cévennes, over the Grands Causses plateaus.  Your journey will end with a dip in the blue waters of the mediterranean!

Mountain biking in the Morvan

Everything you need to know on the different mountain bike trails is in the link below.  Information, itineraries, interactive maps.  It’s THE undisputed site for all  sport amateurs in the area.  You will even find a section on hiking trails.  Come and experience some amazing adventures in the heart of our region.

Cycling routes and veloroute

Burgundy has over 1000 km of secure and signposted paths.  Tow paths along canals,  disused railway lines or minor roads through the vineyards.  In the Morvan you can cycle along the Canal du Nivernais. If you’d like the itinerary, click on the link below

Fishing, along the riverside

Beginners, amateurs or dedicated anglers, you’re sure to find your perfect spot.  Lakes, reservoirs, rivers, we’ve got them all!  All types of fishing is available, plus shops to buy your fishing permit and much more besides!

La Cure (1st and 2nd category – private land)

Le Cousin-Trinquelin (1st category – private land), from the  barrage de Saint-Agnan to Pont de Blannay

Le Réservoir du Crescent (2nd category – public land)

Le Réservoir de Malassis (2nd category – public land)

L’Etang de Marrault le Haut (2nd category – private land)

Le Griottier Blanc à Quarré les Tombes (1st category – private land), solely for fly fishing.


You must have a valid fishing permit which is available from the following outlets  :

Au Fil de l’Eau, 6 ter Rue de Lyon, 89200 Avallon

Café le Quarré Crème, 14 Place de l’Eglise, 89630 Quarré les Tombes

Bar du Centre, 15 rue de l’Eglise, 89200 Magny

Prices :

Weekly card :  € 32 per person for 7 days – 

– Daily card  : 11 € per person   

Further information : Fédération de l’Yonne pour la pêche et la protection du milieu aquatique, 26 Avenue Pierre Courtenay 89000 Auxerre (tél : +33 3 86 51 03 44 /

On horseback

You love animals or you just want to spend some chill out time with the family.  Why not go for a ride?  Here, you will find all the riding schools and related activities available in our area.

The Association pour la Randonnée Equestre en Morvan (AREM) has over 600 km of marked trails, plus information on accommodation suitable for riders and their horses.

Itineraries, accomodation, riding schools, breeders….