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Walking Sentier de la Folie ( Download : )
distance 7.23mi Vertical gain +266ft Vertical drop -243ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°2.
A hike in the heart of the birthplace of Colette. Through woods and passing by ponds, often described in her work.

distance 6.33mi Vertical gain +174ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 3h05 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 : )
distance 4.2mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 2h05 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.

Walking Tour – Discovering La Villéon in Puisaye
distance 5.36mi Vertical gain +315ft Vertical drop -318ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bitry - 58 - Nièvre

Marked hike N°61.
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.

Walking Les sources - The springs ( Download : )
distance 6.29mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -377ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lainsecq - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°8.
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.
distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +115ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°71.
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 6.5mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -381ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Druyes-les-Belles-Fontaines - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°51.
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 3.58mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -279ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°1.
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.

distance 7.73mi Vertical gain +341ft Vertical drop -325ft Durée 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.

distance 8.68mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treigny - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°24.
Leaving from the fairground, you will walk along paths that have a mysterious past and are steeped in legends.

Walking The three ponds loop ( Download : )
distance 7.45mi Vertical gain +331ft Vertical drop -328ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°44.
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 5.69mi Vertical gain +358ft Vertical drop -328ft Durée 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 13.91mi Vertical gain +997ft Vertical drop -984ft Durée 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!

Springs, fountains and wash houses
distance 9.44mi Vertical gain +551ft Vertical drop -561ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing - 89 - Yonne

Marked hike N°7.
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.