Authentic 1868
130 KM New

Saturday 4 July 2020
Departure time: 9:00 am

Difficulty 5/5

The cities you’ll go through: SaumurSaint-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, Saumur

Your cycling top fits just so. Your helmet’s screwed to your head. Your shoes are bolted to your toe clips, and you’re all eyes and ears… Time to rekindle the age-old magic of cycling as you rattle down gravel paths – but hold on tight, it’s a bumpy ride all the way!

Here in the breathtaking Anjou you’ll find yourself at one with nature, surrounded by dense forests, marshy valleys and lush green plains stretching before you. So let’s step back in time for a taste of nostalgia – back to 1868, and those hazy-crazy days when the mania for bikes swept along our streets and white-pebbled roads, filling hearts with joy and a sense of wonder.

The Authentic tour is simply perfect for seasoned riders – so come with us and relive the Golden Age of cycling!


  • 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:

    Tyres: 25-32
    Gear ratio: 39-24
    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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