Anost / La Grande-Verrière The Grande Traversée du Massif Central by mountain bike
Elevation of the stage
This GTMC stage clearly requires more technical expertise than the previous one, principally because of signficant slopes, plus obstacles to look out for, such as tree roots, stones and ruts, slowing down your cycling at times. In autumn, be aware of places where leaves may hide such obstacles. Reaching the Bois du Roy summit, there’s a difficult stretch where you may need to push or even carry your bike, then comes a steep descent which is virtually unpassable on your mountain bike, but luckily this situation only lasts a short distance. Along the route, the Maison des Galvachers d’Anost explains how so many people from the Morvan had, in times past, to head off on seasonal migrations to find work.