Varied circuit where you can discover Savigny-les-Beaune from various perspectives through vineyards and woods.General Information :
Start: Savigny-les-Beaune, 6 km north of Beaune along the D2
Parking: Opposite the entrance to the campsite just outside the village on the Bouilland road
Distance: about 12 km
Duration: about 3 hours 30
Height gained: about 380 m
Markers: directional posts and yellow paint marks on various objects (trees, walls,ground...).
Restrictions: TAKE CARE during the hunting season (September till end-February) and official culls.
"Step by step" :
Opposite the entrance to the Savigny-les-Beaune campsite, looking at the Walks in Pays Beaunois information panel, turn left.
Crossing (with care) the Bouilland road, turn left and, in 20 metres, take the Chemin des Vermots path on the right (post P7).
Pass the water reservoir on the right and continue to climb. The road stops being tarred as you enter the wood. Stay on the main path and, when the slope starts to level off, before a turn, take a large cutting uphill on the right.
Where it ends, follow the path on the left near the edge of the forest, then turn right and come out onto a wide metalled track surrounded by vineyards 1.
After a pile of stones (called “meurgers”), turn left on the edge of the vineyards, then turn right onto a grassy path into a pine wood.
Arriving at a small paved road, turn left and continue among the vines 2.
Take the first metalled path on the left, then left again to enter the forest. The path is bordered to start with by numerous “meurgers” 3.
Turn left again, come to a tarmac road and, at the crossroads, take a left, continue for 100 m and take the metalled road which enters the forest on your left. Go to the next crossroads and turn right to continue on this road for about 500 m and then descend to the enclosure of the Barboron hunting estate, then continue downhill along the path, ignoring all side trails. Cross the road 4.
Continue along a metalled path next to a wall. Turn right near a spring. On leaving the woods, walk past a vineyard and, arriving at a wall, turn left and go up the tarmac road.
At the top of the hill, turn right and continue walking under the pines between two stone walls 5. Ignore a path on the left (post P10) and continue walking along the wall 6.
At a junction of 4 paths, turn right down the small path descending alongside the wall. Arriving at a small road, turn right (red and white markers of the GR®76) (post P9).
Coming out at a major road, leave the GR® 7 and turn left then cross (with care) to the right (Rue des Porches).
At the second archway, turn left and, in 20 metres, turn right into Rue Soeur Goby 8. Cross the Rhoin (old wash-house on the left) and go straight along the boundary of the Château 9.
At the top, at the corner of the wall, turn right. Walk past the tennis court and other sports pitches. Pass a barrier and, arriving at a road, head up left then, in 20 m, turn right onto Chemin des Carrières.
At the last houses, turn right on a small grassy path up into a thicket. Cross the safety fence along the road, cross over (with care) (post P8) and head towards Bouze-les-Beaune, along the motorway.
On the hill 10, turn right on a metalled road between the vineyards 11, turn right and then left. The path becomes more grassy, then turns left and then right through the vines.
Near an old “meurger” (pile of stones), turn left (numerous low walls and “meurgers”). The main road then turns left. After about 1 km, turn right (post P116) on a wide metalled path and head downhill (post P6). Take the tarmac road on the left, and then reach the campsite entrance by the Rue des Chanterives.
- Difference in height
- 367.53 m