The Roc Laissagais is more than just a marathon race, it’s a whole festival with events for kids, families, gourmands and more. The Elite UCI race on the 9th is the premier event, and in 2016 the race hosted the XCM World Championships.
The event takes place in Laissac which is a small village about 30 minutes east of Rodez. Laissac is in the Aveyron region which is located in the north of the Pyrenees region of southern France and is named after the Aveyron River.
The nearest airports are Toulouse and Montpellier, both about 2 hours drive from Laissac. There are plenty of accommodation options either in the nearby city of Rodez or in the surrounding countryside. Should you decide to visit be sure to stay an extra couple of days, Aveyron has plenty to keep you amused, whether it be amazing scenery or fantastic cycling routes.