First festival of Gravel
& Adventure Bike

Angers / France, 4th edition > June 14 to 16, 2024
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Angers, a vast playing field in less than 90min from Paris.

More than just a Festival

The event was born from the desire to promote the practice of Gravel by combining a sporting challenge with a real desire to reconnect with nature. Exhibition, night ride, Gravel ride, animations on the exhibition, awareness sessions, family experience: Nature is Bike, it’s all that.

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Nature is Bike was born from the ambition to share the practice of gravel in all its dimensions; a practice that reveals a new art of living that combines the discovery of the territories and the exploration of nature in the greatest respect of the environment.
With its commitment to sustainability, it is therefore only natural that Nature is Bike should be part of a sustainable development and eco-design approach. This is symbolised in particular by the desire to sign the Charter of 15 eco-responsible commitments of the Ministry of Sports and the WWF, as well as by a regional labelling process for “An eco-engaged event”, by the Eco-Event Network (REEVE).

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Angers is at the crossroads of 3 cycling roads taken by nearly 200 000 cyclists and cycle tourists every year: la Loire à vélo, La Vélo Francette and Vallée du Loir à vélo. Angers claims a natural geographical legitimacy to organize the festival dedicated to Gravel. In the heart of France’s first green city, come and spend a unique weekend exploring the riches of Anjou.

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Nature is Bike, the festival of Gravel and Adventure Biking, from the ultra to discovery rides, invites you to Angers from 14 to 16 June 2024 to celebrate its fourth edition. The first of its kind in France, this event proposes a cycling weekend for all ages, in the spirit of Gravel and Adventure Biking:  passion, exploring territories, sharing and reconnecting with nature – all with a good dose of conviviality.

Seven events and adventures are on the programme, with a unique rallying point: the Village, located at Lake Maine in Angers, a stone’s throw from the heart of the city.

On the programme: ultra distance , bikepacking, gravel and mountain-biking discovery, bike and e-bike discovery, “The Secrets of Ramsar” ” adventure cycle to enjoy with family or friends on Sunday, the free-entry village  with forum, workshops, evening events and the gravel and adventure-biking show, bringing together the biggest names in biking equipment, bike manufacturers and outdoor leisure.

This festival is fully aligned with the eco-friendly approach of Destination Angers, in the heart of the Angevin territory and blessed with the perfect balance between city and nature.
Leading green city in France and number one for biodiversity, recognised for its famed Angevin softness, Anjou is the ideal playground for all cyclists, adventurers and lovers of discovery.