Gravel of Legend Legendre
15 juin 2023 J -196

GOLD Bikepacking Specialized

2 days to experience Gravel of Legend, leave from Arromanches-les-Bains and arrive at Angers
1 bivouac and points of interest to discover
3 challenges to experience

In case of a force majeure or a government or prefecture decree related to the COVID-19 crisis resulting in the cancellation of GOLD Bikepacking Specialized, the Organiser will reimburse the registration fees. If circumstances require, the Organiser reserves the right to modify the routes, departure times & organisational procedures linked to the smooth running of the event at any time. In the event of other force majeure or circumstances beyond its control (unfavourable climatic conditions, pandemics or any other conditions endangering the safety of the competitors), the Organiser reserves the right to modify or postpone the departure time by several hours or to shorten or neutralise the ride or to stop or cancel the event.

Tarifs 2023
Tariff applicable from February 1st : FFC licensees: 99 € Non FFC licensees or other types of licensees: 108 €
With the support of our Premium partner Gravel Of Legend Legendre

Gravel of Legend Legendre Bikepacking Specialized

With this ultra-distance bike packing ride, the epic Gravel of Legend shows a different side. Experience the GOLD adventure in total autonomy, unsupported, with your own full equipment (food, clothes, but also camping accessories, bike repair kit to fix mechanical problems). Push your limits and challenge your physical and mental resistance, while enjoying amazing landscapes in Normandy and Pays de la Loire. An itinerary that will commemorate the journey of French, British, American and Canadian soldiers on the “Route de la Libération” (the road to liberation).

GOLD Bike Packing

Code name

Operation GOLD : Gravel Of LegenD


Friday 24 June 2022

Starting area

Gold Beach at Arromanches-les-Bains – Normandy. Common point of departure for the adventurers of Gravel of Legend


In full autonomy, Reach Angers – Pays de la Loire, in the heart of the Gravel Festival



Elevation gain

2 640 m of total ascent


A GPX track will be sent by the Organiser 10 days before the event

Points of interest

Choose 10 mandatory check points among 20 remarkable sites along the way and have them printed on the Pocket Guide to France, your Gold Bike Packing passport.


Located half-way. Campfire and tasty dinner to share with other Gold Bike Packers

Type of course

GOLD Bike Packing is not a competition course, but is a self-supported ultra-distance and non-timed gravel ride, without classification or performance measurement, respecting traffic regulations. The ride is open to anyone, man or woman, provided they are 18 years old, used to ultra-distance rides and effort management.


Saturday 25 June

Registration and terms of participation

Limited to 100 participants. It is required to have a FFC licence or opt for a non-member licence with the subscription of a day pass

Bikes Allowed

Specific bikes for Gravel equipped with a road handlebar, Cyclo-Cross bikes equipped with a road handlebar, bikes equipped with tires with a width of 32 to 47 mm.

Bikes not permitted

Mountain bike and all the type of bikes with a flat handlebar. Find more details in the course regulations.

Required equipment

Required or highly recommended equipment is specified on the course regulations

The registration to GOLD Bike Packing Specialized includes :

  • Registration, checking equipment and course briefing the day before the departure
  • A messenger bag “Nature is Bike”
  • A collector jersey “Gravel of Legend”
  • A frame number
  • The GPX track of the route
  • The “pocket guide to France»: your passport G.O.L.D Bike Packing!
  • Goodies from our partners
  • An exclusive bivouac where you can pitch your tent (or sleep under the stars if you fancy)
  • 1 tasty dinner around a campfire on the 24 June
  • 1 rustic breakfast on the 25 June

Optional services

In order to simplify the logistics of this epic ride, take advantage of our shuttle bus services for you and your bike:
  • OUTWARD shuttle bus from Angers to Arromanches – Thursday 23 June 2022. Depart at around 9.30. Arrive in Arromanches at around 14.00
  • RETURN shuttle bus from Angers to Arromanches – Sunday 26 June 2022. Depart at around 14.00, Arrive at Arromanches at around 18.00
Location of the starting point with free parking, departure time and all practical information will be confirmed at a later stage. You will also benefit from the luggage service (transfer from Arromanches to Angers)
To book when you register *

Accomodation Offers at Arromanches

We have selected just for you (hotels, holiday resorts, campsites)
  • In Normandy, in Arromanches near the start of Gravel of Legend for the night of 23 to 24 June
Available soon * * Offer reserved for GOLD subscribers

Accommodation offers at Angers

We have selected just for you (hotels, holiday resorts, campsites)
  • In Angers, near the Gravel Festival in the city of Angers, from June 24 and on 25 and 26 June 2022, so that you make the most of the gravel event
Book *