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Destination and stays in Beaujolais
Destination and stays in Beaujolais Route des vins Group

The Estelle Trail

  • Sentier Estelle Sentier Estelle

80 km of itinerant excursions in the Heart of Beaujolais

Reach the sky! The Estelle Trail is a sportive and forested route climbing up into the heaths and pastures and gradually rising towards the Beaujolais peaks.

In the middle of the vineyards and forests, you can explore trails of great diversity by stopping in 6 picturesque villages of Beaujolais:

Beaujeu, Les Ardillats, Vernay, Saint Didier sur Beaujeu, Quincié en Beaujolais, Marchampt.

4 waymarked paths allow you to create your own route and take only part of the entire route.

The marking is easily recognizable: follow Estelle! She shows you the direction to follow...

  • Vernay

A day with Estelle or start of the excursion

About 5h - 15.8 km

Take only part of the Estelle Trail thanks to this discovery loop.

With a diversity of exceptional landscapes, this walk will take you from vineyard hills to pastures and forests of fir trees.

This undulating route between idyllic landscapes reveals a still well-preserved Beaujolais countryside.

It certainly evokes an invitation to continue your hike on the Estelle trail for longer.

  • Paysage Paysage

The Estelle trail - Discovery tour suggestion - 5 days - About 76 km

  • DAY 1: about 8 km : Beaujeu - Les Ardillats
  • DAY 2: about 22 km : Les Ardillats - Saint Didier sur Beaujeu
  • DAY 3: about 11 km
  • DAY 4: about 20 km : Marchampt - Quincié or Saint Didier sur Beaujeu - Marchampt - Quincié (about 30 km)
  • DAY 5: about 15 km : Quincié - Beaujeu
  • Topo-guide Topo-guide


The guidebook "In the Heart of Beaujolais" is available at a price of 12 €.
It allows you to plan your route and create your stay according to your pace and your desires.
It includes:

  • detailed maps of the Victor, Estelle and Victor Express trails
  • (basis of IGN maps)
  • precise technical descriptions
  • the location of accommodations and restaurants
  • GPS points, practical services, advice and tourism pages
  • suggestions for discovery loops with variable mileage.
  • Portage de bagages


Take advantage of the luggage transport and accommodation and food facilities along your route. Our host friends can carry your luggage from one stage to another in order to allow you to hike in complete freedom: service and comfort guaranteed throughout the route! And after meandering the trails, do not hesitate to take a break and taste our local products in a friendly atmosphere.


Contact the Beaujolais tourist office

Villefranche : ouvert toute l’année
D’octobre à avril : du mardi au samedi de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 17h
De mai à septembre : du lundi au samedi de 10h à 13h et de 14h30 à 18h.
Fermé les jours fériés