Take on the Great Morvan Crossing
Once you're well equipped and have the right MTB, you're ready to set off on an adventure across a land with a whole host of new discoveries and thrilling moments at each viewpoint.
You'll be riding through vast coniferous forests and across steep rocky mountains.
You'll need to be properly prepared if you plan on taking on the entire crossing, but you can also choose to cover short, well-marked sections over one or two days, and you'll still get that wonderful feeling that you've travelled to the ends of the earth!
Quality time with friends along the GTM (Great Morvan Crossing)
With 3 friends, we decided to go away for a weekend, with our MTBs in tow. Usually, we meet up and ride around the woodland near where we live (we live 5 km max. from each other). This time, we all agreed that we needed a change of scenery (we knew our local area all too well)
The good thing is that we all have the same level of ability in terms of MTB (well... depending on what we did the night before!). We wanted to find an itinerary that we would find challenging but without risking our lives at each turn. And then... I found it! I read an interesting article about the Great Morvan Crossing (GTM in French). We discussed it together... Everyone agreed that we had found our destination!
Whoever wrote the blog was spot on because we had a fantastic 3 days!! Challenging climbs, hair-raising descents with tight turns… This place has it all! As soon as we had put our bikes back on the roof of the car (oh and something useful to know... there are washing/inflation stations dotted around the trail), we were already talking about when we could come back!
Culture and nature
It's possible to combine culture and nature! Along your way, you'll come across museums, churches and other historic monuments (don't forget that Vercingetorix himself built his kingdom in the depths of the Morvan!)
Dare to venture inside these places, and you'll be experiencing the history of the Morvan from within.