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EuroVelo 6 from Dole to Chalon-sur-Saône / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

[ Cycle routes EuroVelo 6 ]
  • 94.5 km

Linking the Doubs and Saône Rivers, and the regions of Franche-Comté and Burgundy, this section is also on the EuroVelo 6 cycle route. It takes you through beautiful natural areas between Dole, historic capital of Franche-Comté, and Chalon, in Southern Burgundy. The track follows greenways by the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, then quiet roads by the Saône up to Chalon. This enjoyable waterside route is easy to do in 1 or 2 days.

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The 4 stages of the section « EuroVelo 6 from Dole to Chalon-sur-Saône / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté »

  • Dole / St-Jean-de-Losne

    Dole / St-Jean-de-Losne [24.5 km]

    This EuroVelo 6 stage starts in Franche-Comté, following the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, then, as you slip into Burgundy, it takes you on to the Saône River. Here, you join La Voie Bleue (The Blue Way), leading beside the Saône to the town of Chalon. Boating traditions are strong around St-Jean-de-Losne. This stage is accessible to all.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • St-Jean-de-Losne / Seurre

    St-Jean-de-Losne / Seurre [23.5 km]

    Setting off on this stage of EuroVelo 6 through Burgundy, enjoy the pretty views over the majestic Saône River from the historic little mariners’ town of St-Jean-de-Losne. The route that follows is in part provisional, but very pleasant nonetheless, combining stretches of greenway with stretches along tracks and roads, all the while remaining accessible to all.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
  • Seurre / Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

    Seurre / Verdun-sur-le-Doubs [19 km]

    This EuroVelo 6 stage through Burgundy takes you along an unfinished part of the region’s Voie Bleue greenway that will eventually continue along the Saône to historic Chalon. At Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, the Saône is joined by the River Doubs, forming a remarkable site. This stage is mainly along roads, but it doesn’t present any difficulties.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs / Chalon-sur-Saône

    Verdun-sur-le-Doubs / Chalon-sur-Saône [29.3 km]

    This EuroVelo 6 stage takes you along a portion of Burgundy’s Voie Bleue greenway beside the Saône that hasn’t been completed yet. Even if the cycle route between Verdun-sur-le-Doubs and Chalon is in part provisional, offering a mix of stretches of greenway and portions on relatively busy roads, it’s still enjoyable.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail