Nature Is Bike is a weekend-long festival celebrating all things gravel riding and bikepacking, with an ultra-distance ride as the main event…


Date: June 16, 2023

Time: 6:00 am


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Place de la Rochefoucauld

Angers 49100 France

The Nature is Bike festival was born from a desire to promote gravel riding by combining a sporting challenge with a strong desire to reconnect with Nature.

On the agenda in Angers: the 3-day gravel and bikepacking Expo (16-17-18 June 2023), gravel rides (200km, 100km, 40km), entertainment in the camp, food&drink, music, innovation with leading brands and bikepacking Forum.

To launch the Nature is Bike gravel festival, the epic ride GRAVEL OF LEGEND (310 Km) is back! Participants will leave from the D-Day beaches very early on Friday 16 June 2023, cross Normandy and Atlantic Loire Valley and have to reach Angers, Loire Valley, in maximum 20 hours.

Bike lovers will also have the opportunity to choose the bikepacking version of Gravel of Legend, with a 2 or 3 (NEW) day ride with a bivouac half-way on Friday evening 16 June 2023, ending up the next evening in Angers at the heart of the Gravel Festival.