The landing of Gravel in France
June 24, 2022 J -4

Gravel of Legend Legendre

A new itinerary between Arromanches-les-Bains and Angers
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 Gravel of Legend, 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 2022
Tariff applicable from February 1st: FFC licensees: 89 € Non FFC licensees or other types of licensees: 98 €
With the support of our Premium partner Gravel Of Legend Legendre

Become a legend

GRAVEL OF LEGEND was born from a desire to symbolise the landing of gravel in France and give the opportunity for bike lovers to share a unique experience while respecting the environment. Men and women who join this epic journey will ride this Gravel Of Legend course as a tribute to freedom.

Gravel of Legend Legendre

Code name

Operation GOLD (Gravel Of LegenD)

D-Day

Friday 24 June 2022 – 6.00

Starting area

Gold Beach at Arromanches-les-Bains – Normandy

Goal

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

Distance

300km

Elevation gain

2 640 m of total ascent

Track

No signage. A GPX track will be downloadable on www.natureisbike.com  a couple of days before the event

Time limit

  • Thurry Harcourt  : km 56 – time limit at : 9h32
  • Bagnole de l’Orne : km 133 – time limit at 14h13
  • Lassay-les-châteaux : km 160 / pas de ravitaillement – time limit at : 15h48
  • Mayenne : km 186 – time limit at 17h39
  • La Jaille Yvon : km 275 – time limit at 23h19
  • Angers : saturday 25th at 2h00

Type of course

Gravel of Legend is not a competition course, but is conducted in semi-autonomy and is a non-timed race, without classification, respecting traffic regulations

Special feature

Ride 300 Km in max. 20 hours

Registration and terms of participation:

Limited to 400 participants. It is required to have a FFC licence or to 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 below.

Required equipment

Required or highly recommended equipment is specified on the course regulations

The registration 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
  • A “pocket guide to France»: your passport G.O.L.D!
  • The loan of a numbered GPS tracker
  • Goodies from our partners
  • A safety and assistance device
  • Refreshment breaks on the itinerary
  • A meal on arrival at Angers
  • Your « finisher » photo
  • Storage of your gravel bike at Arromanches
  • Luggage service (transfer from Arromanches to Angers)
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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)
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Book your accomodation in Arromanches

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

Book your accomodation in 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.
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A territorial Event

Far from tough slopes or impracticable tracks, Gravel of Legend takes you through a journey in 2 regions and 4 départements mainly taking bike tracks of the Vélo Francette and many towpath. Gravel of Legend give pride of place to our territories from Normandy to Pays-de-la-loire. Get ready to be impressed by the wonderful landscapes on the road.
NORMANDY
Normandy offers a very large choice of bike journeys with 6 great cycle paths. You will get to discover jaw-dropping landscapes, memories of our history, and taste some of the best local food.
1 ARROMANCHES

From the artificial port of Arromanches to its capital city Bayeux, the Bessin represents a condensed part of the norman territory through the coastline and the appearing bocage. It is is ideally located to be discovered by bike. The high cliff offer an mind-blowing view on the norman coast and on the unforgettable landing beaches. Nearby, you can visit Bayeux, a medieval city known for its medieval tapestry that tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2 CALVADOS

Calvados is a bike territory crossed by 3 renowned véloroutes (Vélo Francette, Vélomaritime, Véloroute from the landing beaches to the Mont Saint-Michel). The bike lovers will get to discover bucolic landscapes, between the north coastline and the Norman bocage with fortified farms, manor house and abbeys towards the south of Normandy.

3 ORNE

At the heart of the Regional and Natural Parc of Normandy-Maine, Orne is undoubtedly a département covered in nature, an absolute heaven for bike riders. Domfront is a stopover town of the Gravel of Legend but it is first and foremost a charming medieval city with half-timbered houses and remains of its castle.

PAYS DE LA LOIRE
At the crossroads of 3 great itineraries, La Loire à Vélo, la Vélodyssée and La Vélo Francette, the region dedicates itself to bike tourism with more than 3000 km of cycle path ! Anyone can enjoy the diversity and beauty of the landscapes.
4 ANJOU

The Maine Département counts many touristic advantages : reknown wine-growing region, castles and charming villages… Bike is largely used as a transport, thanks to beautiful path crossing the Département.

5 ANGERS

The territory of Angers offers an harmony between nature and the city. The city of Angers benefits from a geographical position. It is at the crossroads  of several vélo-routes. Driven by the will to develop sustainable tourism, Angers became the first green city and is deeply involved in a policy promoting bike as a proactive transport.