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The Grande Traversée du Massif Central by mountain bike

In forest, Nature & small heritage
1400 Km
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!
51,70 Km
Avallon / Quarré-les-Tombes
Lake & Swim, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Avallon / Quarré-les-Tombes

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

45,76 Km
Quarré-les-Tombes / Saulieu
In forest, Lake & Swim
Moutain bike

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 [...]

33,52 Km
Saulieu / Montsauche-les-Settons
In forest, Lake & Swim
Moutain bike

Saulieu / Montsauche-les-Settons

At the start of this stage, you’re plunged back to the start of the 20th century, the mountain-bike route following [...]

53,39 Km
Montsauche-les-Settons / Anost
In forest, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Montsauche-les-Settons / Anost

The natural scenery changes on this stage of the GTMC à VTT as you pick up altitude. All along the way, enjoy the [...]

50,92 Km
Anost / La Grande-Verrière
In forest, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Anost / La Grande-Verrière

On this stage, mountain bikers follow in the footsteps of ‘galvachers’ – in the 19th century, these small-scale [...]

8,31 Km
Link Château-Chinon
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Link Château-Chinon

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

59,26 Km
La Grande-Verrière / Toulon-sur-Arroux
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

La Grande-Verrière / Toulon-sur-Arroux

This stage marks the end of the Grande Traversée du Morvan à VTT. You leave behind the fairly elevated slopes of the [...]

48,55 Km
Toulon-sur-Arroux / Bourbon-Lancy
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Toulon-sur-Arroux / Bourbon-Lancy

This alternative stage takes you rapidly to Mont Beuvray Hill, site of a famed Gaulish fortified town called Bibracte, [...]

47,92 Km
Toulon-sur-Arroux / Bourbon-Lancy
Lake & Swim
Moutain bike

Toulon-sur-Arroux / Bourbon-Lancy

The GTMC by mountain bike here alternates between stretches on paths and on quiet country roads. There are many points [...]

78,58 Km
Bourbon-Lancy / Moulins
In forest, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Bourbon-Lancy / Moulins

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

64,87 Km
Moulins / Chantelle
In the vineyards, Canals & intimate rivers, In forest, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Moulins / Chantelle

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

58,02 Km
Chantelle / Riom
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Chantelle / Riom

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

26,19 Km
Riom / Clermont-Ferrand
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Riom / Clermont-Ferrand

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

19,92 Km
Clermont-Ferrand / Volvic
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Clermont-Ferrand / Volvic

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

36,81 Km
Volvic / Laschamps
Moutain bike

Volvic / Laschamps

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

44,22 Km
Saint-Genès-Champanelle / Murol
Lake & Swim
Moutain bike

Saint-Genès-Champanelle / Murol

After Laschamps, the GTMC by mountain bike leads you along splendid paths up to Orcival via Recoleine. Visit the [...]

40,17 Km
Murol / Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne
Lake & Swim
Moutain bike

Murol / Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne

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

40,11 Km
Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne / Chalinargues
In forest, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne / Chalinargues

Leaving Jassy, the GTMC leads you up to the Col du Mont Chamaroux pass, then this pastoral track takes you to the [...]

50,71 Km
Chalinargues / Ruynes-en-Margeride
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Chalinargues / Ruynes-en-Margeride

From Chalinargues, the GTMC route heads down to Neussargues, for a short stretch taking you along a singletrack that is [...]

49,13 Km
Ruynes-en-Margeride / Chanaleilles
In forest, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Ruynes-en-Margeride / Chanaleilles

After Ruynes en Margeride, tackle the slopes up to Trailus. After that, you have to climb to the Col du Signal. The [...]

11,88 Km
Domaine du Sauvage / Baraque des Bouviers
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Domaine du Sauvage / Baraque des Bouviers

Continue across the Margeride area on the GTMC, going through wooded parts, but from the patches of meadows you can [...]

61,22 Km
Link Langeac / Saugues
Moutain bike

Link Langeac / Saugues

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

44,95 Km
Bagnols-les-Bains / Le Pont-de-Montvert
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Bagnols-les-Bains / Le Pont-de-Montvert

Well-maintained GTMC tracks take you up to the summits of the mighty Mont Lozère, surrounded by high summer pastures [...]

57,23 Km
Le Pont-de-Montvert / Sainte-Enimie
In forest, Lake & Swim
Moutain bike

Le Pont-de-Montvert / Sainte-Enimie

This GTMC by mountain bike stage starts with a narrow ascent, accompanied by views down on the dramatic Gorges du Tarn. [...]

27,95 Km
Sainte-Enimie / Fraissinet-de-Fourques
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Sainte-Enimie / Fraissinet-de-Fourques

Continue cycling beside the Tarn using a track that is in parts perched quite high and technically demanding (see [...]

27,25 Km
L'Hom / L'Esperou
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

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 [...]

37,95 Km
L'Esperou / Le Vigan
Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

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 [...]

36,08 Km
Le Vigan / Blandas
In forest, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Le Vigan / Blandas

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

38,67 Km
Blandas / La Couvertoirade
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Blandas / La Couvertoirade

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

48,48 Km
 Link Millau / La Couvertoirade
Moutain bike

Link Millau / La Couvertoirade

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

50,65 Km
La Couvertoirade / Lunas
Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

La Couvertoirade / Lunas

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

41,91 Km
Lunas / Clermont-l'Hérault
In the vineyards, Lake & Swim
Moutain bike

Lunas / Clermont-l'Hérault

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

58,43 Km
Clermont-l'Hérault / Montagnac
In the vineyards, Nature & small heritage
Moutain bike

Clermont-l'Hérault / Montagnac

On this last really sporty stage of the GTMC, you go slaloming along alternating tracks and paths taking you down the [...]

58,91 Km
Montagnac / Agde
In the vineyards, Seaside
Moutain bike

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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