39,60 km cycling route from Poligny to Lons-le-Saunier (Perrigny)
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
This stage is along quiet roads shared with just a little motorized traffic for the most part. Still, do take care between Voiteur and Baume-les-Messieurs, a stretch that can prove busier at certain times of day.
At time of writing, following a landslip, the way to access the village of Château-Chalon is longer than normal, as you’ll need to go via Voiteur to reach Château-Chalon.
Services available: shops; cafés/restaurants; pharmacies
- Poligny: St Hippolyte collegiate church; Maison du Comté (a centre dedicated to the great regional cheese); the historic apothecary
- Château-Chalon: both the historic village and the vines of Château-Chalon
- Baume-les-Messieurs: the historic abbey (briefly declared imperial by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa); the natural, cliff-fringed cirque (a dramatic geological depression in the form of an amphitheatre); the tufa limestone waterfall; the natural caves
- Lons-le-Saunier: Maison de la Vache qui Rit (on Laughing Cow cheese, produced here); the Tour de l’Horloge clocktower