The Montboucons venue is designed for athletes who enjoy high-quality sports facilities and with plenty of space to train. The facility offers all the services athletes may need: spacious training and strengthening areas, first aids rooms and recovery areas. All the facilities can be adapted on request and are accessible to people with disabilities.
The complex has large and lockable rooms equipped with all the facilities required to prepare or fix bikes as well as cyclists’ clothing. It also offers to lend scooters to follow cyclists during training sessions.
For outings on the road, the other road users are used to sharing roads with numerous amateur cyclists, which guarantees stress-free cycling on roads with low traffic. The professional Continentale Groupama-FDJ cycling team has set up its headquarters in Besançon, near the complex, which proves how good the roads are for Olympic and Paralympic cycling training.
Located at the centre of the Temis district, the complex brings together eight Olympic and Paralympic disciplines in one place, with direct access to accommodation and eating facilities. Near to the city centre, it is easy to get to by bus and by car, thanks to a free and secure single- storey car park with disability access.
One of Besançon’s main priorities is to promote parasports disciplines, and as part of that effort, it has been organising the only event of its kind in France, the Raid Handi-Forts adventure race, since 2008. The parasports project has grown by encouraging sports clubs to set up a parasport section and making sports facilities accessible to people with disabilities. Thanks to all this work, Besançon received the 2016 Parasport City award.