Visit by bike! with Vélocité, MyCycle or Happy's Expérience
Pedal through the heart of the city, your nose to the wind, admire the grey-blue colours of the Chailluz stone on the facades, catch a glimpse of one of the sumptuous open-cage staircases at the back of a courtyard, so characteristic of Bisont architecture... The self-service bicycle network offers a short-term subscription ticket for 1 day (€1) or 7 days (€2). Good to know: the first 1/2 hour is free!
More information on the Vélocité website.
For longer distances (and less effort!), a number of professionals offer electrically-assisted bike hire, including MyCycle and Happy's Expérience. If you take the EV6, which passes right by the town centre, you'll be in the countryside in just a few minutes, along the cliff-lined Doubs!
MyCycle shop, in the heart of the town centre: hire an electrically-assisted bike (VTC or VTT) from €31.50 a day. More information on the MyCycle website. Put the exact address
Happy's Expérience, at the Moulin Saint-Paul and Deluz river stops, and at Mamirolle: EAB hire from €45 a day. Guided bike rides by prior arrangement. More information on the Happy's Experience website.
Take on the challenge of one of the Doubs' historic caves! with Roc & Eau
The Grotte des Cavottes (Montrond-le-Château) is one of the caves that saw the birth of speleology in Franche-Comté. Over half a day, it features three technical rope obstacles, with handrails, abseiling and a zip line. It's the perfect place for a fun and educational outing!
Information and booking on the Roc & Eau website.
Or book at the Tourist Office ticket office.
Rand'eau Kayak: discover the loop in a different way! with the Société nautique de Besançon (SNB)
What could be better than taking a step back to discover the rich heritage and natural beauty of the Loop? Every Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm from June to September, the SNB takes you on a canoeing trip on the Doubs. It's a great way to discover Besançon's historic centre in a different way, with family or friends. It's guaranteed to be a great time!
Departure from the club, passing the Micaud dam, Quai Vauban and the city centre, arrival at the water station park, crossing the Citadelle tunnel (on foot, boats pulled by motorboat), then back to the club passing the Rhodia concert hall.
book online at www.besancon-tourisme.com