The programme of the festival
More than just a Festival
The festival was born out of the desire to promote the practice of Gravel by associating a sporting challenge with a real desire to reconnect with nature. Exhibition, night ride, riders’ tracks, activities on the village, food and beverage areas, sessions to raise awareness, family experience: Nature is Bike, that's all of it.Find out more
Nature is Bike is part of an eco-event approach. In order to limit the impact of the Festival on its environment, the organizers want to respect their commitments with a sustainable, local, social and united vision. This cross-sectional vision is translated into actions ranging from an eco-responsible design of the website to the collection and revaluation of post-festival waste.Find out more
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.Find out more
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Angers, a vast playing field in less than 90min from Paris.Discover Angers
On June 25th, 26th and 27th, 2021, Angers will host the 1st Gravel Festival, an event entirely dedicated to Gravel, this new cycling practice that is now in full development. The Gravel Festival is organized by Destination Angers. It will take place on the Saint-Serge plain, near the banks of Maine. Called "Nature is Bike", this Gravel Festival is a unique event in France, which aims to gather at the same the time very diverse audiences in order to live at the rhythm of the Gravel in a friendly atmosphere and be a place of exchange for all participants.