Dole, ancient capital of la Comte, doorway to the Jura and birthplace of Louis Pasteur the famous pharmacist, situated in the heart of a marvellous region gifted with one of the most beautiful navigation areas offering a very large choice of cruising: le Canal du Rhone au Rhin (infact it's the Doubs) with Besançon and citadel of Vauban, Baumes les Dames, the charm of Comtois villages and market towns, wild beauty of fauna and flora in the superb deeply embanked valleys.

You can cruise upstream one way to Port sur Soane or Champigny les Langres, or on the Burgundy canal beyond St Jean de Losne.

From Dole

One week return cruises

  • Dole, Baume les Dames and return; 180 kms, 52 locks
  • Dole, Mantoche and return; 150 kms, 24 locks
  • Dole, Verdun sur le Doubs and return; 80 kms, 28 locks

Two week return cruises

  • Dole, Montbeliard and return; 292 kms, 104 locks
  • Dole, Selles and return; 390kms, 100 locks

One week, one way cruise

  • Dole - Port sur Saone ; 169 kms, 24 locks, 25 hours cruising

From Port sur Saone navigate along peaceful waterways, dotted with typical small villages revealing the history of the river: Port sur Saone, Gallo roman village in the origin, Gray fascinating with it's patrimonial treasures, unless you have chosen to sail to the east to discover the densely wooded countryside of the Vosges: here you will be charmed by the calm of unspoilt nature - so don't forget your binoculars.

From Port sur Saone

One week return cruises

  • Port sur Saone, Mantoche and return; 212 kms, 24 locks
  • Port sur Saone, Epinal and return; 184 kms, 124 locks

Two week return cruises

  • Port sur Saone, St Jean de Losne, Chalon sur Saone, Tournus and return ;412 kms, 42 locks

One week, one way cruise

  • Port sur Saone - Dole ;169 kms, 24 locks; 25 hours cruising 

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