Cycle paths trace du Courlis / Le Chemin vert

Canals & intimate rivers
Short trip
68 Km
I cycle often
A famed Jacques Brel song talks nostalgically of seeing Vesoul. Cycle beside the Durgeon, a tributary of the Saône, to enjoy a lovely route to see for yourself this little capital town of the French county of Haute-Saône. Following the Trace du Courlis (for 8km) and a path beside Vaivre Lake, it’s easy to reach the historic centre of Vesoul, centred around St George’s Church and its square. Leaving Vesoul, Le Chemin Vert provides a lovely country greenway up to Loulans-Verchamp… After this, the route changes completely in nature! The slopes are very steep, but offer magnificent views before taking you over to the Doubs Valley. At Roulans, it’s time to choose, either to go west or east on the EuroVelo 6.

Elevation of the route

414 m 482 m

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 38,45 km By road: 29,01 km

Surface of the cycle route

Lisse: 67,46 km

The route

From the crossing with the Moselle Saône by bike, follow the Trace du Courlis and the Chemin vert after Vesoul, then after the end of the voie verte at Loulans-Verchamp the link to the EV6.

Interconnection with the Moselle Saône by bicycle and Eurovelo 6

At Chemilly sur La Moselle Saône by bike.

At Roulans on the EuroVelo 6.

Main access stations to the route



44,42 Km
Old railway, Canals & intimate rivers
I begin / Family

Chemilly / Loulans-Verchamp

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23,03 Km
Canals & intimate rivers
I cycle a lot

Loulans-Verchamp / Roulans

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