This remarkable route crosses the Doubs department!
Recognised as a "Great Cultural Itinerary" by the Council of Europe, the Via Francigena links Canterbury to Rome via England, France, Switzerland and Italy.1700 km of hiking in total, including 110 km in the Doubs, from Cussey-sur-l'Ognon to Les Fourgs via Besançon, the Loue valley and Pontarlier, from the restful plains to the summits offering superb panoramic views of the Alps and high altitude lakes..
Its route corresponds to that of the GR®145 approved by the French Hiking Federation.
This itinerary also invites you to discover the cultural wealth of the area, which is why the Greater Besançon Tourist Office invites you to visit the cultural and environmental wealth of the Via Francigena on our territory.
Along the old Roman road from Mamirolle to Gratteris, this hike offers beautiful discoveries: dolmens, lapiaz (geological formation of limestone regions) and Saint Maximin chapel