Crossed by a river with developed banks, Grand Besançon is located at the foothills of the Jura and presents a unique topography for outdoor practices. The City of Besançon, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its Vauban fortifications, is surrounded by 7 hills which offer as many spaces for varied and high-quality practices.
A territory with an altimetric difference of nearly 400 m, crossed by major itinerant routes such as the GR belt of the country of Besançon, the Via Francigena and the EuroVelo 6, our playground also offers more than 200 km of routes soft modes and 1,000 km of marked trails for all practices, accessible to walkers, hikers and mountain bikers to conquer the territory’s hidden treasures.
Relentless walkers or city dwellers looking for a lighter walk will inevitably find something for them. And their happiness, with the multiple rewards that await them, because these paths are generally punctuated by belvederes with breathtaking views in a privileged nature!
The starting points of the routes are generally located near a car park and bus stop, do not hesitate to get there by bus, the GINKO network in Grand Besançon serves each municipality!
You will find here the details for each proposed circuit, with technical information, extract of map and descriptive sheet of the circuit.
All available for download on smartphone for a circuit in your pocket!
The Grandes Heures Nature application lists all our outdoor offers in the region!
Initially dedicated to the permanent trail space, this application now offers all kinds of outings, whether sporting, cultural or discovery, you can find all the open-air routes in the Bisontin area.
It will be possible to select a practice, a course according to his physical condition, his desires and his interests. You can choose your outing according to a theme (forest, river, urban, etc.), a category (heritage, via Francigena, sports, etc.) a sector and geographical location (plateau, Doubs valley, etc.).
Downloadable on smartphone (Ios and Android), come and discover all the secrets and unique landscapes of our territory. https://www.grandes-heures-nature.fr/lappli-grandes-heures-nature/
Enough to spend superb Grandes Heures Nature outings!