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Stage 61 - Langres to Coublanc




32.8km / 20.3 miles 

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GR Top100 Map - 130 Vesoul Langres



7.5 - 8 hours average time based on Naismith’s rule

Total ascent   319m
Total descent   537m

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This is another long section, the official route has very limited accommodation, muddy forest tracks and some difficult water crossing. This stage is therefore more direct, bypassing Torcenay.


The route follows mostly minor roads and occasional farm tracks, passing a B&B that has been popular with many modern day pilgrims.





Walk Description :


1 - From Place Diderot with the statue facing down the road, follow that direction.  Pass through the main gate Porte des Moulins, straight across the road to travel through the metal gates ahead into the parkland.  Continue along the avenue of trees to reach a small tarmac road to the left of the disused bridge.  Turn right on the small road to go under a main road and continue down to the end to reach the old railway line.  Turn left and after passing under a bridge cross the road and ahead signed Voie Verte (Rue Bellevue).  After the junction on the left pass between the two large stones on the left to continue on the Voie Verte towards the church.


stage 612 - At the road junction (bus shelter ahead) turn left across the junction and cross over the main road to turn right along the path, fence on the left.  Turn left at the road (end of the fence) and at the T-junction turn right D122.  After about 3km continue on the D51 Chalindrey.  After 1.4km bear right D141 Le Pailly Chalindrey, and then at the T-junction left D141 Le Pailly Chalindrey. At the junction in Le Pailly Chalindrey turn left, and then right C4 Les Archots. 


3 - After about 1.7km keep left (Les Archots), cross the bridge and then bear left Chemin des Archots and continue up the hill to the main road.  Turn right on the D136 for 3.4km, then turn right onto Ferme de Montfricon (via Francigena - Rivieres / Le Bois 4.5km). 


stage 614 - At the end of the road continue on the track after passing through the farm. After 700m keep right (GR marked).  At the tarmac road turn left direction Grandchamp 1km.  Turn right over the bridge and then right towards the church, then left on the D122 to Maatz. 


5 - At the junction in Maatz village turn left Rue Principale, and then right (VF sign).  At the next junction continue straight ahead on the D7 direction Coublanc.  In Coublanc take the D122 direction Leffonds, and then turn left Place des Halles and the monument.



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