The Cluny Way (GR76) or Chemin de Cluny (#chemindecluny)
This is the Camino de Santiago route starting in the historical town of Cluny, in Burgundy, and joining the Le Puy Way in Le Puy en Velay. Before you start your journey, you should take time to explore Cluny and its famous medieval abbey.
From Burgundy, the Cluny Way then crosses the Beaujolais hills winding its way through its vineyards, traverses the Roannaise coast through the Forez mountains and passes the breathtaking gorges of the Loire River, finally reaching the spectacular volcanic landscapes of Velay and your destination: Le Puy en Velay. Read more Cluny Way Camino articles on our blog.
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The Cluny Way lasts up to 16 nights and is one of the most diverse Camino journeys. Beginning in t.he town of Cluny, home to the Benedictine Abbey, la Tour des Fromages, Hotel-Dieu, the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Romanesque houses, the he journey gets off to a fabulous start. As you get half way through your CAmino you will reach the pretty village of Pommiers where you can explore its Benedictine priory built in the XIth and XIIth century. There is a gorgeous forrest trail on the way to Merle-Leignecq. This trail climbs to over 1000 metres and offers a truly stunning view of Velay and Vivarais. You will finish this wayat, Le Puy en Velay, nestled between the Auvergne volcanoes and the Rhone Alps valley, this lively old city impresses visitors with great views over the surrounding mountains. This route continues then joins the Le Puy Way, which you can walk all the way to Santiago de Compostella if you wish.