Mountains of the Beaujolais and the Lyonnais

This chain of low mountains divides the waters that flow west towards the Altantic from those that flow south to the Rhône and the Mediterranean.

The walk described here (part of a longer walk that we did in 2011) starts on the southern edge of Burgundy, at Matour, and goes south as far as Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise, although the mountains continue beyond there to St-Étienne.

We did actually continue on from St-Symphorien-sur-Coise to St-Étienne, but it was rather a horror day so we do not include it here.

Our route for this walk

The account of this walk has been broken up into two sections:

Matour to Cublize

Cublize to Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise

To see icons for each night’s accommodation on this map, press the full screen symbol at the top right and then tick the accommodation icon box at the top left. Zoom in on a particular icon to see its precise location. These accommodation icons are also shown on all section maps.

You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

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