Leaving Pontailler-sur-Saône, the route keeps beside the Saône’s towpath, but note that locals do use this track. There is a stretch on a county road between Vielverge and Flammerans (D116, then D20D) before you rejoin the Saône. Plus there’s a pebbly portion before you reach the river. The last part of this stage up to Auxonne is safe, taking you along a towpath.
Link Dijon-La Saône at the level of Lamarche-sur-Saône
SNCF (French national railways network)
TER line Dijon <> Auxonne <> Dôle
- Vielverge: A gravel pit has been set up for the preservation of biodiversity. A 2 kilometre long path allows you to discover the site.
- Soissons-sur-Nacey: a hiking trail is marked out with panels explaining the local fauna.
- Auxonne: Rich historical heritage : Vauban fortifications, Louis XI castle, Notre-Dame church, ...