This hike combines the discovery of a remarkable heritage and a multifaceted nature. In the evening, the stages combine comfort and gastronomy… What a program!
Departing from the Royal Saltworks of Arc et Senans (Unesco World Heritage Site) this itinerary crosses the “Good Country”, i.e. Revermont, situated between the plain and the Jura mountains. These lands of vineyards and their hillsides offer breathtaking views, with their famous cliffs and secluded spots. This is a very special terroir, as is its fauna and flora, but also its wines, which can be surprising!
The itinerary will make you discover magnificent wine-growing villages, built with beautiful stones. Arbois, Château Chalon, Frontenay, Baume les Messieurs, are all villages of character, full of history and know-how. Churches, castles and abbeys stand out in this preserved nature, where the landscapes are different at every bend in the road… In short, a week of total immersion in a world full of history and flavours!
Hiking in freedom – Duration of 7 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
Day 1Arc et Senans Reception in a*** bed and breakfast in Arc et Senans (or a*** hotel in the Royal Saltworks with supplement) from 18:00. It is interesting to arrive early in the afternoon to take the time to visit the Royal Saltworks (ideal city of the visionary architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux built in 1775).
Day 2Arc et Senans – Salins les Bains (23 km; +380 m) This first step takes you to Salins les Bains.
Day 3Salins les Bains – Arbois (22 km; + 1050 m) This stage joins Arbois, capital of the Jura wines, then the wine-producing village of Pupillin. Night in a charming bed and breakfast
Day 4Arbois – Pupillin – Arbois (21.5 km ;+990 m) Loop stage starting from Pupillin via Arbois and la reculée des Planches. Night in a charming bed and breakfast. It is also possible to plan this day as a rest or a visit of Arbois (capital of the Jura wines) with a drop-off in Arbois by car provided by the guest houses.
Day 5Arbois – Passenans (22 km; +690 m) Stage joining Passenans, and his Relay of Silence.
Day 6Passenans – Beaume les Messieurs (22 km ; + 690 m) On this day, the itinerary takes you to Baume les Messieurs and its 16th century abbey. Night in a charming guest room in the abbey
Day 7Beaume les Messieurs – Lons le Saunier (14 km; + 560 m) Stage joining Lons le Saunier by the remote area of Baume les Messieurs. End of the hike at Lons le Saunier station. Luggage deposited in a hotel opposite the station. Numerous trains during the day between Lons le Saunier and Arc et Senans (duration 45 mn)
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
|Double, Twin or Triple Room||Single Room|
|With luggage transport||Without Transport||With luggage transport||Without Transport|
|6 nights||695,00 €||–||915,00 €||–|
- Accommodation with half board at each stage
- Luggage transport
- A road book
- The FFRP topoguide
- The loan of 1/25000 maps + map holder + GPS track
- The return by train from Arc to Senans
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.