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Lyon: Ride of Lights. Every year, on the first weekend of December, thousands flock to the heart of the city to see light shows that will animate the streets for four nights. The illuminations of historic buildings are one of the highlights of the Festival of Lights.
Gravel in Gruyère. La Gruyère is in the canton of Fribourg, and has become famous for its cows, mountain pastures and the cheese of the same name produced here. The small Swiss enclave of just under 500km2 is a favourite place for cyclists who love natural beauty and plenty of elevation.
Liam Yates : West to East. Suddenly it’s the middle of 2022 and riding our bikes around Europe is normal again... But, the world being as it is, there’s no time to waste. Grateful to the cycling gods, I’m always looking at where to go on the next adventure.
Giro di Cappuccino : Bike-packing in northern Italy. Friends Clara and Melli embarked upon a summer bike-packing vacation into northern Italy. Fuelled by cappucini and armed only with a camping stove and sleeping bags, their adventure was a whistle-stop tour of Southern Tyrol and Lombardia, finishing in the fair city of Verona.
The CDC GT at the UCI Worlds In its UCI form, Gravel appears to be more of a rolling route with somewhat crunchy roads, without any major technical difficulty. But is sport ever a level playing field? Not in bike racing.
Between Two Waters. At The mouth of the Loire marine waters mix with fresh water and the phenomenon of the tides is felt over more than 100 kilometres back up the river. The landscapes of the estuary and its wild wetlands meet the shipyards and their hyper-industrialized mechanisms.
CDC GT : Team Spirit in Monsterrato. Gravel, more so than other cycling disciplines, prides itself on its pioneering spirit. It is apt, therefore, that it puts both genders on equal footing. Women compete with men over equal distances, from the same start line.
La Vélodyssée: An Atlantic Adventure. If there is an ideal route for embarking on your first bike-packing adventure, the Vélodyssée is in an excellent option. The 1200 km route gives riders of all abilities a true taste of the diversity of France and all its topographical richness.
CDC GT : The Rift - María Ögn Guðmundsdóttir. The latest film in the series capturing the exploits of the Café du Cycliste Gravel Team takes us to Iceland and The Rift. The focus of the film is María Ögn Guðmundsdóttir, an Icelandic bike racing legend.
Coins Cachés: Danyang, South Korea. Danyang-gun, a town situated on a bend in the Namhan River in the North Chungcheong Province of Korea is a nature lover’s paradise.
Il Giro dell'Ichnusa. Sophie Gateau explores Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, which boasts landscapes of breath-taking beauty. The legend goes that the island was imprinted by the giant foot of a Greek god; the Greeks may have started that one but it’s easy to imagine when you look at the map.
CDC GT : The Rift. The Rift is an unmissable event on the Gravel calendar with a course offering volcanic landscapes, and a highly unique terrain. There’s nothing else in the universe quite like it, especially not for Annabel Fisher who rode to victory in the 200km.