Burgundy’s Cote D’Or, together with the Bordeaux region and Champagne, make up the holy trinity of French wine growing. Chardonnay excels in the Cote’s southerly vineyards, with a host of Grand Crus, and iconic names such as Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet here. Walking is simply the best way of seeing the world around these parts, a landscape of gentle rolling hills of green and gold, stretches of woodland, and rocky outcrops here and there home to castles and beautiful ancient villages. For wine lovers, hiking can help give an insight into the Burgundian terroir. It certainly leads to a deeper appreciation of how life is led here: the quiet industry is played out on the slopes you walk and in the village squares where you can sample the wonderful fruits of labour.