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Deluz / Besançon

[ Cycle routes EuroVelo 6 ] [ The Doubs Valley by Bike / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté ]
  • 18 km
  • famille Level Family

On this EuroVelo 6 stage between Deluz and Besançon, the splendid natural setting is regularly marked by the remnants of industrial activity and by forts perched on high. The Doubs River meanders along to Besançon, where it forms a perfect loop around the beautiful historic city. This stage comes highly recommended and is accessible to all.

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Route
Greenway from Deluz to Besançon, except for a portion by road at Chalèze. At Besançon, it is possible to ride alongside the underground canal passing far below the citadel; or reach the city centre via the Rivotte Gate. You can even cycle directly to the tourist office or the station via the track following the Doubs.

Train station - Sncf 

Deluz, Roche and Besançon-Viotte stations
TER (local services) Belfort > Montbéliard > Besançon
TER (local services) Dijon > Dole > Besançon (1 train per hour during the day).
TGV (high speed train) Paris > Dijon > Dole > Besançon with dedicated spaces for bike (with booking)

Don't miss

Besançon: lively, welcoming capital of the Franche-Comté region; a Ville d’Art et d’Histoire (in recognition of its rich cultural heritage); crowned by an unmissable citadel; packed with museums; staging events year-round.
Montfaucon: with the ruins of a fort
Vaire-Arcier: Château de Vaire-le-Grand, with its formal French gardens

Markets

Besançon : every days except Monday

Tourist Information centre

Besançon : +33 (0)3 81 80 92 55

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The citadel to Besançon

Miles of walls, 'Tenaille' defences, gatehouses, curtain walls, towers and more. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2008 as part of the Vauban fortifications, this wonderfully restored fortress is where everything happens in Besançon. Museum of the Resistance and Deportation, Comté Museum, Espace Vauban, zoological gardens - there's something here for everyone!

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