Le Beaufortain is a magnificent playground for Gravel with a full range of surfaces: small roads with little traffic, beautiful climbs on alpine tracks, rolling mountain bike trails and exhilarating descents. A little paradise for a boom practice. 


Our partner Origin Cycles 

Since its creation about ten years ago, the French bicycle brand has been growing rapidly and digging the furrow of a well-established philosophy: to produce top-of-the-range bicycles with the major objective of meeting the desires for adventure of everyone. The Origin range offers cross country mountain biking, road bikes and of course Gravel, a growing segment.

The Graxx, its flagship gravel model, was also voted winner of the Top Vélo Awards Gravel 2021. It is the ultimate versatility. At ease on the road as well as on the trails, this gravel bike filters out irregularities in an exceptional way and its ultra-technological carbon frame gives it performance that has nothing to envy to many road models. Origine Cycles supports Arêches-Beaufort in the development of the practice of gravel in Beaufortain and will offer entertainment throughout the summer. The opportunity to discover and test its latest models.

Yoann Sert, a gravel ambassador in Team Arêches-Beaufort

"The Gravel is a bit of a return to the basics of cycling before mountain bikes existed, it's the all-purpose bike par excellence, it's also an excellent companion for travelling. »


At the beginning of June, Yoann qualified for the next and first edition of the Gravel World Championships by finishing 16rd of the Millau stage. "The Gravel being a new discipline, it will allow me to run and confront myself with internationally renowned athletes, we announce for the final champions like Peter Sagan or even perhaps Mathieu Van Der Poel... it's enormous power start the race alongside them! »

Why do Gravel in the Beaufortain?


“The Beaufortain is well suited to Gravel as it is a dynamic agricultural area and there are many tracks leading to mountain pastures which are ideal for gravel practice… There are also roads deteriorated by winter where it is more comfortable to ride a Gravel bike than on a road bike and thus not worry about potholes, gravel…”


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