June 26th / 27th 2021

Gravel Festival - Angers - France
Mixing adventure, nature and fun

Nature is Bike, the 1st Gravel Festival in France

Program

  • The Specialized night-time challenge

    Gravel Night

    26th June 2021

    The Gravel Night - Specialized - is the Gravel event not to be missed! On your own or as a team, surpass yourself on a fun and sporty challenge of 64km in four rounds, with mandatory passages through the Nature is Bike village at night time!

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  • The 100km ride Mavic

    Gravel 100

    27th June 2021

    If there were only one, it would be the Gravel 100 Mavic. Amateurs or adventurers, come and tease the pedal on the tracks of Anjou for 100km of fun and effort. The Nature is Bike team planned an early morning start and return to the village Nature is Bike to make the most of the Gravel Festival!

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  • The 1st Gravel Exhibition

    Gravel Expo

    26th / 27th June 2021

    Meet the leading brands in the market at the 1st Gravel exhibition in France. Cycles, of course, but also equipments, technologies, adventure, tourism and outdoor activities. We're just waiting for you!

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  • The friendly village

    The Camp

    26th / 27th June 2021

    To share and experience the Gravel spirit on the festival, the Nature is Bike team has put together a rich and varied programme of activities. Ready to take part in the adventure?

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  • The families’ journeys

    Family Experience

    27th June 2021

    Both young and old will clearly benefit from a dedicated time: family bike rambles. After choosing its route, each tribe will set off on the green tracks of Angers’ territory to share an unforgettable moment. They will ride stopping from time to time to “understand and listen to Nature”. The tribe will finally return at its own pace to the village Nature is Bike.

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More than just a Festival

The Concept

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.

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Sustainability

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.

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The territory

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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Major partners

Angers, a vast playing field in less than 90min from Paris.

Discover Angers

On June 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.