Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
18,31 Km
1 h 13 min
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18,31 km cycling route from Deluz to Besançon

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.

Elevation of the stage

22 m 31 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 15,27 km By road: 3,04 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 15,73 km Rugueux: 2,58 km


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


Besançon : every days except Monday

Tourist Information centre

Besançon : +33 (0)3 81 80 92 55

Accommodation on the stage

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