The stage from Nevers to Basel passes through Southern Burgundy with its world-famous wines, the region of Franche-Comté and the picturesque city of Basel at the junction of Germany, Switzerland and France. The stage begins with characterful towns, industrial heritage and famous vineyards. The stage continues on pleasant waterside routes alongside beautiful natural areas. The area around the magnificent Franche-Compté capital Besançon will reward you with historic towns beneath dramatic slopes and rocks. Following the Rhone-Rhine Canal, you will arrive in the south of Alsace for a cultural and gastronomic stop in Mulhouse, with its rich industrial past often referred to as the "French Manchester", with its exceptional museums including the famous Cité de l'Automobile, before arriving in the magnificent Swiss city of Basel.