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Come and live in Besançon and its agglomeration a unique trail experience harmoniously combining the discovery of UNESCO-listed cultural heritage and exceptional panoramas.

2 starting sites, 15 trail routes for 185 kilometers on the Grand Besançon, accessible to all and classified by levels of difficulty and by course categories. Choose your outings according to your level and your desires and discover the city and its environment from a different angle!

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Route 1 green - Trail urbain boucle du Doubs
6.2km 110m 120m
Besançon
Warning
HeritageUrban
Route 2 green - Chaudanne fortress
9.5km 330m 340m
Besançon
Route opened
ForestPanoramas on the cityHeritage
Route 8 green - Planoise fortress
6.5km 330m 330m
Avanne-Aveney
Route closed
ForestHeritage
Route 4 blue - Chaudanne - Rosemont
13.4km 610m 620m
Besançon
Route closed
Panoramas on the cityHeritageLandscape Discovery
Route 3 blue - Bregille fortress
10.8km 350m 350m
Besançon
Route opened
ForestHeritage
Route 9 blue - Côte d'Arguel - Fort de Planoise
19.3km 870m 870m
Avanne-Aveney
Route closed
Panoramas on the cityHeritageLandscape DiscoverySportive route
Route 5 red - Montfaucon fortress
20.7km 670m 700m
Besançon
Route closed
Panoramas on the cityHeritageLandscape DiscoverySportive routeDoubs Valley
Route 10 blue - Bois de la Côte
13.5km 290m 290m
Avanne-Aveney
Route closed
ForestLandscape Discovery
Route 6 red - Les 3 Forts
19.9km 990m 1020m
Besançon
Route closed
Panoramas on the cityHeritageLandscape DiscoverySportive route
Route 11 red - Tour par Busy
28.7km 870m 870m
Avanne-Aveney
Route opened
ForestPanoramas on the cityHeritageLandscape DiscoverySportive route
Route 7 black - Tour du Grand Besançon
32.7km 1420m 1440m
Besançon
Route closed
ForestPanoramas on the cityHeritageLandscape DiscoverySportive route
Marking signs to follow

To orient you during your run, routes of Besançon Grandes Heures Nature are equipped with trail directional markers. Each marker is printed with the number(s) of the itinerary(s) to be followed with their colour of difficulty (green - blue - red - black) or their particularity (orange = vertical; purple = trail running challenge).

The trail-running markers are placed in a regular way, at each directional change. Between two trail directional markers, follow the existing hiking markers.

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Come measure yourself to the challenge routes

Besançon Grandes Heures Nature offers you 7 timed courses, with the assault of the forts of Chaudanne and Rosemont. Come and measure yourself against the other runners, whenever you want, thanks to this permanent timing system DéfiTrail.

It's up to you to take up the challenge!

How does it work
Challenge Fort de Chaudanne (0,9 - 170m+)

Start : Besançon I Arrival : Fort de Chaudanne

From the edge of the Doubs, climb to the Fort de Chaudanne and achieve the best time! A dry climb of about 1 km for 170m+ of positive difference in altitude ideal for lovers of intense efforts! Time yourself and compare your performance with the others.

The route
Challenge Fort de Planoise (1km - 170m+)

Start : Planoise I Arrival : Fort de Planoise

Take up the Challenge on the Planoise climb: a dry climb of 1 km up to the Fort of Planoise for a total of 170m of positive difference in altitude. Time yourself using the Besançon - Grandes Heures Nature smartphone application and compare your time to others.

The route

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