Canals & intimate rivers, French rivers
23,40 Km
1 h 33 min
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Montreux-Jeune / Montbéliard
Montreux-Jeune
Montbéliard
This EuroVelo 6 stage in the region of Franche-Comté takes you the whole way alongside the Canal du Rhône au Rhin. A gentle incline leads to the bustling city of Montbéliard, with its attractive Prés-la-Rose Park. At Brognard Lock, it is possible to take an alternative route to see the pretty, colourful town of Belfort. This stage offers easy cycling for all.
159.34 m 131.69 m

Route

This stage is entirely along a canal-side greenway. Take care entering Montbéliard, where the route is still being laid out, and crossing the bridge over the railway lines towards the town centre.

Alternative route

At Brognard Lock, you can join a cycle path beside the Canal de la Haute-Saône up to Danjoutin, just south of Belfort. A path is then signposted into the town centre via Promenade F. Mitterrand. Numerous trains link Belfort and Montbéliard (15 mins travel time).

Train station - SNCF

Montreux-Château and Montbéliard stations

TER (local services) Mulhouse > Belfort > Montbéliard  (8 trains per day). 

Don’t miss

Brebotte: museum of crafts and traditions
Froidefontaine: historic village with a Romanesque church
Bourogne: an interesting village with a multimedia arts centre
Brognard: for its pretty lock and a canal-bridge at the junction of its canals
Montbéliard: the historic town centre; the castle of the Dukes of Wurtenberg; the museum; Prés-la-Rose Park
Belfort: the exceptional historic centre; St Christopher’s Cathedral; the Vauban Citadel, plus the giant carved lion by Bartholdi (creator of New York’s Statue of Liberty); interesting museums; Les Forges outdoor watersports centre.

Markets

Montbéliard : Wednesday and Saturday morning
Belfort : Wednesday, Saturday ans Sunday morning

Tourism Information Centre

Montbéliard : +33 (0)3 81 94 45 60
Belfort : +33 (0)3 84 55 90 90

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