The first two days of our walk took us south along the mountainous ridge of the Beaujolais. The valleys on either side were the picture of pastoral prettiness, but the crest was covered with forbidding forest and devoid of habitation, which meant that we had to descend a long way for any civilised comforts – morning coffee, a meal or somewhere to sleep, for instance.
Getting to Matour
Alternatively, as you are on a walking holiday, you could take the 31 km “liaison” track, described in this walk’s Topoguide, that starts in Mâcon. This liaison track joins the main walk about 15km south of Matour.
Another possibility is to catch an SNCF autocar from Mâcon to Cluny, and then do the one day
If all else fails you could get a taxi.
Our route for this section