The discovery ride 27 June 2021


The 50 km ride to discover the Angevin territory

The discovery ride

The Gravel 50 is an unusual route, three-quarters of which is made up of gravel and earth paths. Riders with a passion for nature and Gravel (and exceptionally accessible to mountain bikes) will be able to share this unusual course on the banks of the Mayenne, Sarthe and Loir rivers. Towpaths, exceptional paths in the heart of the poplar groves and unique and singular landscapes of the Lower Valleys of Anjou.

You will soon find additional information on the course of the hike: registration, plate removal, gourmet stop, GPX track downloading process … Exceptionally: this challenge is accessible to mountain bikes.


Departure & Arrival

Sunday 27 June – 8.45 am Departure & Arrival at the heart of the Gravel Festival in Angers.



Elevation gain

Low – Data to come


An unprecedented gravel route with refreshment points, three-quarters of the route is made up of gravel paths and earthen paths through the unique and singular landscapes of the Lower Valleys of Anjou.

Type of course

Non-timed cycling tour, Gravel and exceptionally accessible to mountain bikes, not giving rise to a classification.

Registrations & conditions of participation

Limited to 400 participants. Must hold a FFC licence or opt for the non-licenced formula including the subscription of a day pass. The event is open to all adults, male or female.


Specific bikes for Gravel equipped with a handlebar – Cyclo-Cross type bikes equipped with a handlebar – Bikes equipped with tyres with a minimum section of 32 to 47 mm. Mountain bikes (exceptionally allowed)


Hybrid bikes and all types of bikes equipped with flat handlebars. More details in the event rules below.

Required equipment

The required equipment is specified in the event rules which can be downloaded below.

Rules of the ride

Download the Gravel 50 Rules.