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Besançon Grandes Heures Nature

In Besançon, historical heritage and natural environments have been in dialogue for more than 2000 years, come and live in Besançon and its agglomeration a unique trail running experience, harmoniously mixing exceptional panoramas and discovery of the cultural heritage classified by UNESCO.

13 routes and 2 trail running challenges on the Grand Besançon, accessible to all, will make you discover the city and its environment from another angle. A relief that will lend itself to all types of training!

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THE 2024 FESTIVAL IS COMING

Coming up on the 14-15-16th of June: the Grandes Heures Natures Festival 6th edition! Including : an ekiden marathon, Raids X’periences, MTB and eMTB tours, Kayak, Paddle Race, Rock climbing open, food hike, Kid Raid… From a simple walk to the most challenging Raid, these trials will roam across the territory and its relief. Welcome to our playground: Grand Besançon. De la simple balade au raid le plus engagé, ces épreuves traverseront le territoire et ses reliefs, notre terrain de jeu du Grand Besançon !

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RAID HANDI-FORTS - dimanche 5 mai de 11h à 18h - Parc Chamars

Le Raid Handi-Forts est un événement qui célèbre la diversité et l’inclusion, mettant en lumière la force de collaboration entre sportifs handicapés et valides qui relèvent ensemble le défi. Le village d’animation se déroulera, Promenade Chamars, le dimanche 5 mai de 11h à 18h. Nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous pour cette 16ème édition du Raid Handi-Forts, où l’esprit olympique brillera plus fort que jamais.

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TRAIL DES FORTS - 11 et 12 MAI - Parking de la Rodia

Plus grande course nature de l’est de la France, le Trail des forts de Besançon propose cinq parcours atypiques de 60, 36, 21, 11, et 4km contre-la-montre, mixant harmonieusement nature et patrimoine et permettant de découvrir les fortifications inscrites au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco

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Route 1 green - Trail urbain boucle du Doubs
7.8km 113m 113m
Morre
Route opened
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Route 2 green - Chaudanne fortress
11.18km 343m 343m
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ForestHeritagePanoramas on the city
Route 8 green - Planoise fortress
6.6km 322m 322m
Avanne-Aveney
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Route 4 blue - Chaudanne - Rosemont
14.8km 730m 730m
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Route 3 blue - Bregille fortress
9.93km 341m 341m
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Route 9 blue - Côte d'Arguel - Fort de Planoise
19.39km 868m 868m
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Route 5 red - Montfaucon fortress
21km 800m 800m
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Landscape DiscoveryHeritagePanoramas on the citySportive routeDoubs Valley
Route 10 blue - Bois de la Côte
13.71km 290m 290m
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Route 6 red - Les 3 Forts
21.4km 1100m 1100m
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Route 11 red - Tour par Busy
28.7km 870m 870m
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Route 7 black - Tour du Grand Besançon
34.2km 1430m 1430m
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Besançon Grandes Heures Nature in your smartphone
Mobile app

With this mobile app embark the trail-running routes of Besançon territoire de trail - grandes Heures Nature in your smartphone.

Discover many features :

  • Caching of the layouts and the maps for use including without network connection
  • Tracking at any time on the map and profil, thanks to the smartphone's GPS
  • Leaving the trail alert feature
  • Weather feature and assistance alert
  • Bus timetable
  • ...
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The most popular routes
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Circuit 122
14.8 km
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Circuit 2 - Berges et belvédères
12.6 km
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Parcours 10 bleu - Bois de la Côte
13.71 km
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Circuit 21 - Nancray
10.2 km
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Circuit 121
7.8 km
The ambassadors

Discover the ambassadors of Besançon Grandes Heures Nature: 6 high level athletes

  • Jean-Claude THIEVENT (MTB)
  • Thibaut BARONIAN (Trail)
  • Julie BRESSET (Cross-Country MTB)
  • Marlène DEVILLEZ (Kayak)
  • Noa MONCHOIS (Climbing)
  • Sangé SERPA (Trail)

"Ambassadors" of outdoor activities and the Festival, they find in this territory all the qualities of life and training essential to their performances.

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They took up the challenge ! And you ?
alexydu25
finished in 00:56:24
Circuit 21 - Nancray
The 2024/05/15
humnaine
finished in 02:20:00
Sentier découverte de Larnod
The 2024/03/16
Babaut88
finished in 02:45:00
Parcours 9 bleu - Côte d'Arguel - Fort de Planoise
The 2023/12/27
Charly430
finished in 03:38:40
Parcours 11 rouge - Tour par Busy
The 2023/04/29
Charly430
finished in 02:36:17
Parcours 9 bleu - Côte d'Arguel - Fort de Planoise
The 2023/03/29
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Upcoming events
2024 June 14
Ekiden Grandes Heures Nature
Monte ton équipe et viens courir dans la bonne humeur !
2024 June 15
Festival Outdoor Grandes Heures Nature
Le Grand Besançon, un territoire adapté aux sports outdoor
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