This famous walk is sometimes an exhausting but oh so rewarding event for less experienced walkers. Rain, hail and even snow often add a little spice to the 53km of winding paths leading to the " peak " in Sancerre, which is Berry's Everest!
Every year for almost half a century, numerous activities encourage the 2000 or so walkers from all parts of France.
Throughout the years, the Bourges-Sancerre walk has been " enriched " by the 28km Morogues-Sancerre section and by the 14km " 3 viaducts " portion.
Organised by Cyclotouristes berruyers
Cyrille Guimard, Bernard Hinaut, Stephen Roche, Raymond Poulidor, Sean Kelly, Laurent Jalabert ...... the list of famous cyclists who have left their mark on this legendary race is long.
First organised in 1913 by Albert Maillet, a Bourges shopkeeper and cycling fanatic, has become a colourful event which brings together the 150 or so contestants and their fans.
Organised by Union Bourges Cher Cyclisme (U.B.C.C.)
Organised since 1996 by the City of Bourges with the support of the Cher Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this event is above all an excuse to bring together the companies of the Cher Department in a convivial but exalting context.
After the 4-member teams have completed the canoe, running and mountain bike relay, the company representatives assemble for prize-giving over a meal where sporting exploits occupy as great a place in the conversation as professional experience. 200 teams from approximately 60 companies took part in the last challenges.
Created in 1993 by the regional newspaper "La Nouvelle République", this foot race is organized since 2010 by the city office of sports, youth and culture (OMSJC).
This high level event is also a huge sport fair gathering in the streets of the center town more than 1000 participants, from school children to high-level athletes.