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The Grande Traversée du Massif Central by mountain bike

Wine, Forest, Lakes and rivers, Panoramic view, Natural parc, Cultural heritage
+/- 3 semaines
1400 Km
Hard
Avallon
Agde
The Grande Traversée du Massif Central by mountain bike (GTMC) offers you a route on paths and paths of nearly 1400 km. Discover the Massif Central: the Morvan mountains and great lakes, the volcanoes of Auvergne, the Cévennes National Park, the immense plateaus of the Grands Causses before reaching the Mediterranean sea! A real mountain bike adventure on paths and trails to share with your friends, family or just alone!

Elevation of the route

22384 m 22126 m
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51,71 Km
Forest, Natural parc, Cultural heritage
Hard

Avallon / Quarré-les-Tombes

The Grande Traversée du Massif Central (GTMC) mountain bike route begins at Avallon, at the northern end of the Parc [...]

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45,76 Km
Forest, Lakes and rivers, Natural parc
Hard

Quarré-les-Tombes / Saulieu

Once you’ve taken a good look at the 112 stone sarcophagi scattered around Quarré-les-Tombes Church, the GTMC leads [...]

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8,31 Km
Forest, Natural parc, Cultural heritage
Average

Link Château-Chinon

The start of this GTMC à VTT linking stage lies very close to the Musée du Septennat, which displays the gifts [...]

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79,22 Km
Lakes and rivers, Cultural heritage
Average

Bourbon-Lancy / Moulins

This GTMC by mountain bike stage between the towns of Bourbon-Lancy and Moulins takes you into the French county of [...]

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64,25 Km
Wine, Lakes and rivers, Cultural heritage
Hard

Moulins / Chantelle

This undulating GTMC à VTT stage presents cyclists with a variety of landscapes and atmospheres, plus you’re [...]

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57,84 Km
Panoramic view, Cultural heritage
Hard

Chantelle / Riom

Continuing along the GTMC à VTT from Chantelle to Riom, the volcanic range of the Chaîne des Puys stands temptingly [...]

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26,41 Km
Panoramic view, Cultural heritage
Hard

Riom / Clermont-Ferrand

Having crossed the village of Marsat, you enter a wonderful stretch of countryside. As you head up into the hills, [...]

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19,92 Km
Panoramic view, Cultural heritage
Hard

Clermont-Ferrand / Volvic

Historic Clermont-Ferrand was formerly the starting point for the original GTMC mountain bike route. From town, you [...]

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36,40 Km
Forest, Panoramic view, Natural parc
Hard

Volvic / Laschamps

This stage takes you along highly enjoyable stretches, through a series of charming villages and landscapes, leading [...]

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40,13 Km
Lakes and rivers, Panoramic view, Natural parc
Hard

Murol / Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne

The views along this stage are magnificent, while the atmosphere changes dramatically along the way. After admiring the [...]

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61,22 Km
Lakes and rivers, Panoramic view, Cultural heritage
Very hard

Link Langeac / Saugues

This GTMC link starts on the banks of the Allier River, then leads you gradually towards the legend-filled Gévaudan [...]

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27,23 Km
Forest, Panoramic view, Natural parc
Very hard

L'Hom / L'Esperou

The GTMC leaves behind the Causse as you enter the Aigoual Range. At the Col de Perjuret, take in the breath-taking [...]

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37,95 Km
Forest, Panoramic view, Natural parc
Very hard

L'Esperou / Le Vigan

You’re greeted by a lot of elevations as the GTMC à VTT enters the French county of Gard. At least with the 1,000m [...]

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36,27 Km
Forest, Panoramic view, Cultural heritage
Very hard

Le Vigan / Blandas

After Le Vigan, the first part of this GTMC à VTT stage takes you through forests. Reaching Montdardier, the landscape [...]

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38,67 Km
Panoramic view, Natural parc, Cultural heritage
Very hard

Blandas / La Couvertoirade

Linking Blandas, Vissec and Alzon, the Vis Valley was once an important way, in centuries past. Here, where three [...]

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48,48 Km
Panoramic view, Natural parc, Cultural heritage
Hard

Link Millau / La Couvertoirade

The historic town of Millau, at the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses, serves as the departure [...]

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54,82 Km
Forest, Natural parc, Cultural heritage
Hard

La Couvertoirade / Lunas

Leaving the Larzac behind, the GTMC takes you into the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Languedoc. The village of Le [...]

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41,91 Km
Panoramic view, Natural parc, Cultural heritage
Hard

Lunas / Clermont-l'Hérault

After Lunas, the GTMC route leads you into clearly Mediterranean terrain. The hilly way here allows riders to make the [...]

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58,98 Km
Wine, Cultural heritage
Average

Montagnac / Agde

The final stage on the GTMC à VTT route offers some nice surprises. The first part of this stage is enjoyable as well [...]

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L'aventure au coin du chemin

Virginie et William ont parcouru la GTMC en autonomie d’Avallon à Agde au mois de juillet 2021. Le challenge sportif et l’attrait de la nature ont guidé leur choix. Résultat : quinze jours intenses! Voici leurs impressions
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