Waytypes of the stage
Cycle route from Pont-du-Navoy to Lons-le-Saunier
Leave Pont-du-Navoy along the D24 road then join the D5 road, climbing a hairpin bend. Meander up the D5, a quiet little road taking you across the Premier Plateau to Château-Chalon. Take care in this village, which attracts a large number of tourists in summer. Next, descend to Voiteur sticking to the D5. In Voiteur, take care at the crossroads (traffic coming from the right has priority) and turn left towards Baume-les-Messieurs, along the D70. This small road can be very busy with traffic, notably camper vans, in summer, especially around Baume’s campsite. After a stone bridge, turn right for Sermu, going via a very narrow, very steep little road. Continue on to Lavigny and then Lons-le-Saunier, riding along vine-surrounded small roads. Take good care entering Lons-le-Saunier.
- All manner of services available in Voiteur and Lons-le-Saunier
- Accessible train stations at Domblans and Lons-le-Saunier
- Accommodation available in and around Château-Chalon, in Baume-les-Messieurs and in Lons-le-Saunier
- Bike repair facilities in Lons-le-Saunier
- Château-Chalon, a member of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France and capital of Vin Jaune (a distinctive local white wine): La Maison de la Haute Seille (offering tours and tastings); L’Ecole d’Autrefois; and more
- Baume-les-Messieurs, a member of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: Grotte (an underground cavern it’s possible to visit); the Cascade de tuf (a tufa limestone waterfall); the Reculée (the steephead, or blind, valley here); Abbaye impériale de Baume-les-Messieurs dating as far back as the 9th century (tours possible)
- Lons-le-Saunier: the Thermes (thermal spa); the Parc des Bains; Maison de la Vache Qui Rit (dedicated to the popular cheese spread, The Laughing Cow, produced here); the arcades along Rue du Commerce; the theatre; and more.