Authentic 1868
105 KM

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Saturday 1 July 2023
Departure time: 9:00 am

Difficulty DIFFICULTE 5

The Authentic is the iconic route designed for seasoned cyclists. The gravel road will take you on a journey where you discover forest landscapes and green plains. Make sure you’ve trained well both physically and technically before you get to the start line!

The route

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105 km Includes several gravel sections
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Significant amount of incline Forest and plains

The cities you’ll go through: Saumur,  Saint-Martin-de-la-Place, Saint-Clément-des-Levées, Vivy, Neuillé, Blou, Vernantes, Vernoil-le-Fourrier, La Breille-les-Pins, Brain-sur-Allonnes, Allonnes, Varennes-sur-Loire, Montsoreau, Turquant, Parnay, Champigny.

 What your ticket includes

  • A gorgeous saddle bag and a tasting glass
  • A passport giving you access to 5 check points, including one where you can refuel with a hot lunch. After all your hard work on the bike, you’ll be able to try regional specialities during these stops.
  • Access to incredible sites, so keep your eyes peeled and drink in the views!
  • The sound of music groups will get you dancing. Listen carefully and you’ll hear notes of swing music floating through the hillsides.

Don't forget your water bottle !


Anjou Vélo Vintage comitts to organise a greener event. Plastic bottles will be removed and replaced by water points. 

If you want your water bottle bearing the events colours, you can buy it at preferential rate when you register at the routes. Or, you can bring your own on D-day.


Fees :

  • Registration for route with saddle bag, lunch and acess to check points: 44€ (41€ for members of French Bike Federation)
  • Registration for route with saddle bag, lunch and acess to check points , and a branded water bottle : 55€ (52€ for members of French Bike Federation)

  • To do list of the Authentic 1868 rider!

    Before riding the Authentic 1868 route, you need to get ready physically but also mechanically. By this way our gravel roads expert prepared you a list of the indispensable elements to be ready:

     pictos authentic pneu Tyres: Use a large tyre (25-32). We recommend a 28 tyre.
     pictos authentic braquet Gear ratio: The smallest recommended gear bracket is 39-24.
     Picto Authentic 2  Tool box: Even if a mechanical assistance will be offered, we are asking you to be well equipped, having your own equipment in case of damage.  

    Do not hesitate contacting us if you need any information.

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