Circuit de Trail: Boucle n°2 de Chateau-Chinon

in Château-Chinon (Ville)
17.0 km
2h
Medium
  • This 17 km course with a 450m D+, takes you to the slopes of Château-Chinon, to discover or
    the slopes of Château-Chinon, to discover or rediscover the
    discover or rediscover the promontory situation of the
    morvandelle (D+ 530m).
    The starting site is a little off the beaten track
    (to reach the Yonne valley and the summit of Château-
    Chinon called "le Calvaire"), it is necessary to carry out
    1500 metres on tarmac or main roads which allow a
    which allow a progressive warming up. It is also...
    This 17 km course with a 450m D+, takes you to the slopes of Château-Chinon, to discover or
    the slopes of Château-Chinon, to discover or rediscover the
    discover or rediscover the promontory situation of the
    morvandelle (D+ 530m).
    The starting site is a little off the beaten track
    (to reach the Yonne valley and the summit of Château-
    Chinon called "le Calvaire"), it is necessary to carry out
    1500 metres on tarmac or main roads which allow a
    which allow a progressive warming up. It is also impossible
    It is also impossible not to cross the road to Autun
    to Autun (km 0,8), a place where we invite you to be
    vigilance. Before this crossing, you will have
    which was the old "tacot" until the 1930's, the name of the
    30s, the old tacot, the name given to the Morvan railway.
    diau railway. There are many accounts of the fact that
    the steepest climbs, it was preferable to get off the wagons
    to get off the wagons to relieve the machine.
    Think about it later when you have some difficulty
    difficulties in climbing some hills!
    Talking about "slopes", the first one
    is (unfortunately) on the road
    (km 1,200). The buildings on your left are a reminder of
    buildings on your left are a reminder of the town's
    industrial past of the town. The DIM factories, which were closed-
    at the end of the 2000s have now been
    are now being converted into a local
    local sales of hams and terrines from
    from the Morvan. We advise you to taste them
    to taste them a little later because we fear
    because we fear vibrations harmful to your digestion
    your digestion in the long des-
    that will lead you to the bottom of the
    of the Yonne valley.
    After the 3rd kilometre, you will find the
    you will find the old jalopy before
    the valley floor for good.
    of the valley. After having gone along the most
    famous river of Morvandy
    (it is the river that flows in Paris and not the
    the Seine, without any chauvinism,
    scientific proof!) you will
    take a track on your left (km 5).
    left (km 5). Large granite boulders remind you of the
    boulders are a reminder of the tumultuous geological history of the
    history of the area. Don't be surprised if in this very wild and isolated
    wild and isolated section you find climbers: a climbing site
    climbing site, known as Fond d'Yonne, is located here. Progressively-
    progressively, you will leave this beautiful forest behind and
    into a resinous area after crossing a stream which
    stream which, depending on the season, can turn into a torrent.
    torrent. At km 6.5, it will be time to think about going back up
    towards the calvary. This climb will be done in two stages.
    A first slope of about 150 metres of D+ will bring you
    will bring you closer to the suburbs of Château-Chinon (km
    7,5). A recovery time on a typical hollow and stony path will allow you to
    A recovery time on a typical hollow and stony path will allow you to breathe a little.
    The second slope will lead you to the summit by alternating
    paths and single-track. A beautiful opening
    A beautiful landscape opening is offered to you near the monument
    dedicated to the former President of the Republic
    François Mitterrand, who liked to come here to rest
    (km 9.5). The final climb to the ruins of the old castle is quite steep but the reward is
    ruins of the old castle is quite steep but the reward is
    reward at the top (km 10.5). In front of you, the lowlands of the Bazois
    teaux du Bazois to the west. To the south, in the direction of the old
    Château-Chinon the highest peaks of the Morvan,
    including the Haut-Folin, recognisable by its red and white
    and white antenna.
    A new downward track allows you to join the city by passing the
    the town, passing in front of the Musée du Septen-
    nat museum, then through discreet lanes, staircase areas,
    some narrow passages to the town hall (km 11.5).
    It is impossible to miss the animated fountain
    created between 1987 and 1988 by Niki de Saint Phalle and
    Jean Tinguely, commissioned by F. Mitterrand, for the
    for the city of which he was the mayor. The steeply sloping Rue du Terreau
    will lead you to the D978, which you should cross with care
    then follow it for a short time before returning to the granite
    the granite walls of a beautiful resinous forest.
    At the entrance to the resinous forest, the path is stony, sometimes
    the path is stony and sometimes gullied. A large hill (km 14) is on your left.
    your left. It is short -150 meters- intense but
    beautiful in the thick moss. On the straight path, catch your breath before
    straight path, catch your breath before starting a
    downhill. At the bottom of the descent, the path that takes you back to the finish is relatively straight.
    to the finish is relatively straight: it is an ancient Roman
    It is an ancestral Roman road with a rising profile. Before the
    the equestrian centre, a happy, more traditional path
    of the Morvan, strongly descending, will lead you between
    (and mushrooms in the autumn) and the stream that runs
    which runs down the valley towards Champcheur. Like a
    like a rollercoaster, the ascent will be just as brutal.
    The heavily eroded slope is divided into 3 levels: it is
    short but it is intense (20/22%) and a bit violent at the end of
    but to finish and soothe your burning thighs, the last kilometre
    thighs on fire, the last kilometre is a monotrace
    monotrace, winding between deciduous and coniferous trees
    in the thick moss. You arrive at the
    upper part of the nature base
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