There are nice walks in and around Sigy-le-Châtel.




Cultural walks:




If you like art and culture, you must certainly take a walk in the picturesque villages and cities in the neighborhood of Sigy-le-Châtel. In most cities you can also find guided city-walks. More information can be obtained at the tourist services.


Green walks :




In the department Saône-et-Loire there are multiple walking routes, which take you to beautiful green places. These walking-routes are clearly described in the “Guides les Balades Vertes”. You can buy these books at the local touristic services. You can find the walks around Sigy-le-Châtel in the book “Guide les Balades Vertes: Entre Grosne et Guye”. These walks allow you to see not only Burgundic nature, but also picturesque little castles and Romanic churches. Good to know: there is such a guide to consult in our gîte.




For cyclists Sigy-le-Châtel is a beautiful starting point.




Voie Verte :




Between the cities of Mâcon and Chalon-sur-Saône there is a 70km long route, the “Voie Verte”, a green road, that is only accessible for not-motorised vehicles, pedestrians and horsemen. This “Voie Verte” is situated on a former railway-tracks and is a part of “Le tour de Bourgogne”, a whole of cycling roads, that covers about 600km road.




The “Voie Verte” takes you on a trip through the majestic vineyards of the “côte chalonaise”, an abundant historic patrimony and the poetic past of Alphonse de Lamartine.


Voie Bleue :



The “Voie Bleue” is another route, that winds through Burgundy. This route is built on former tow-paths on the banks of the Saône-river and gives an oasis of tranquility for the cyclist.


If you like to combine a cycling tour with a piece of culture, you can make the 17km ride from Mâcon to Fleurville. These two cities are worth a visit.



More information about ‘Le Tour de Bourgogne’ can be found at:







Thanks to the hilly landscape, there is also possibility for mountainbiking.




Horselovers will enjoy this region. Not only the “Voies Vertes” but also other roads are very suited for horseriding.




On the above map, you find a number of routes for horse-riding in free nature. On the website of the horse tourism in Burgundy, you can even trace out your own route.






If you’re not skilled in horse-riding, you can take riding-lessons in one of the countless riding-schools.




During the hot days, you can find refreshment in many (open-air) swimming-pools of Mâcon and surroundings.


Centre nautique du Mâconnais Val de Saône :


The “Centre Nautique du Mâconnais Val de Saône” is a swimming paradise on the banks of the river Saône. There are many swimming-pools, in- and outside: a sportive swimming-pool, a beginners pool, a children pool, a slide with pool, a spa, an Olympic pool, a relaxation bath and a diving part. There are activities throughout the year.


Rue Pierre de Coubertin

71000 MÂCON

Tel. : 33 (0)03 85 21 11 30


Base de loisirs de Crêches-sur-Saône :


Here you can bath and swim under surveillance in open air from July 1st until August 30th.


71680 Crêches-sur-Saône

Tel. : 33 (0)3 85 37 11 83


L’étang du Rousset :



Another fine place for water-fun is “L’étang du Rousset”, a beautiful lake, just a few minutes from Sigy-le-Châtel. Here you can sun-bath on the shore, enjoy yourself in and on the lake, or just take a quiet walk and a picnic in the wonderful nature. 




Further possibilities in the region of Sigy-le-Châtel, Mâcon and Cluny: fishing, golf, carting, tennis, squash, etc.


There are also beautiful nature- and adventure-parks in the neighborhood.