La citadelle de Besançon © CRT Bourgogne-Franche-Comté - Denis-BRINGARD
Ville de Dole et son quartier des tanneurs
L'euroVelo 6 sur les rives du Doubs © © France Vélo Tourism
L'EuroVelo 6 entre Deluze et Baume-les-Dames © France Vélo Tourisme

The Doubs Valley by Bike

Canals & intimate rivers
Short trip
I begin / Family

160km cycling route from Montbéliard to Dôle through Besançon

Near the town of Montbéliard, the Canal du Rhône au Rhin joins the Doubs Valley, which then meanders along below dramatic wooded slopes and rocky ridges. This spectacular EuroVelo 6 section up to Franche-Comté’s magnificent capital Besançon is wonderful to explore, the way marked by historic towns and remarkable vestiges of innovative industries that thrived by the river up to the first half of the 20th century. The cycling is very easy, mainly on greenways accessible to all.


Tailor-made itineraries