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Stage 63 - Dampierre-Sur-Salon to Gray




35km / 21.7 miles 

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8.5 - 9 hours average time based on Naismith’s rule

Total ascent   134m
Total descent   141m

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From Dampierre-Sur-Salon this easy stage follows some main and minor roads, the occasional track and a pleasant stretch along the River la Saone. The route returns to a minor road to Gray.


Walk Description :


stage 631 - From the Tourist Information in Dampierre cross back over the two river bridges on the main road, and at the crossroads turn left Rue de la Grande Ligne.  At the T-junction with the road turn left to the village of Autet, and after crossing the bridge turn right to continue on the D2 direction Quitteur. 


2 - After passing under the railway bridge turn right down a small track opposite house number 33.  At the river turn left to the road, then right to cross the bridge. Turn right, and then left (parking sign on the right) Rue de la Barque.  At the main road turn right, then the next left.  The road will bear right to skirt around the village of Quitteur. 


3 - At the crossroads turn left up the hill, pass house number 8 on the right, and after about 1.2km turn right on a track between fields and then turn left at the road to reach the village of Beaujeu. The route leaves the Via Francigena here to make its way to Citeaux Abbey - the final destination of this main walk.


4 - Keep on the main road to pass a Pharmacie and the Mairie Lavoire on the right, and continue down Rue du Chateau to the D2 main road.  Turn left direction Prantigny and just before the river bridge turn left signed Rivers de Saone. 


5 - Follow the path by the side of the river, and at Rigney the path goes slightly uphill to reach a road (canal section for boats to avoid the weir).  Turn left and then right to pass the Municipale campsite on the left at the edge of Gray, then reach a T-junction.  Turn right, and first right to bear left through the carpark to reach the Tourist Information office on the right. 




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