Corsica

Welcome to Corsica. This gem of an island is full of gravel paths and tiny roads. Between mountains, cliffs and the sea theres also deserted wilderness from where you will discover the beauty of the Mediterranean from a totally different angle.

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Col de verde, Col de la Vierge or Col de Saint-Eustache? Unless you prefer the desert or the sea to the mountains? We aren't sure where to take you first as there is too much to choose from. "L'Ile de Beauté" as Corsica is otherwise known is the perfect playground for gravel.

Here are several of our highlights from our gravel bike adventures in Corsica:

  • Riding in the mountains and by the sea on the same day

  • The poorly maintained roads are perfect for a gravel bike!

  • The sound of our bikes on the smooth gravel tracks

  • Natural water fountains almost everywhere

  • Small black wild pigs and horses on the Corsican plateau

  • Local food specialties (have you tasted wild boar paté yet?)

What does Corsica make you dream of?

Choose your expedition type

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Adventurer
From €1,490
Duration:
3 days / 3 nights
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1200M+
Difficulty:
2 / 5

3 days of adventure with day rides from our Base Camp. Discover the mountains in the heart of Corsica with cols to climb and incredible 360 views out to sea.

Explorer
From €1,990
Duration:
5 days / 4 nights
Daily distance:
50 - 80 km
Daily elevation:
1000 - 1500M+
Difficulty:
3 / 5

Our 5 day point to point adventure will take you from our Base Camp through mountains to the coast of Corsica, taking in all the local culture en route, with the odd col to climb thrown in for a challenge. The ideal expedition to get away from it all.

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On a whim, I put my trust in Gravel Up because I had a pressing need for fresh air and a change of scenery. I ended up on the Adventurer Corse by chance. The organization is meticulous, and the communication is spot-on. When the Gravel Up team takes charge of you, you just sit back and enjoy. The Gravel tracks, the accommodation, the attentiveness, the advice, the supervision, the surprises at the end of the day, the whole experience is planned so that you just enjoy your stay without any inconvenience. I'm looking forward to the next destination. Thank you so much!

Julian S. ★★★★★

Great Adventurer program in Corsica, top-notch team, fabulous accommodation, and a wide variety of sporting and fun routes in a dream environment.

Sophie D. ★★★★★

I live in Corsica and was convinced of the beauty of the landscape before the workshop. I've cycled a lot of kilometers on Corsican roads, but with Gravel Up I discovered how to reach the inaccessible. The support was faultless: guide, mechanic, and catering, better than the pros. I rediscovered the welcoming and authentic Corsica in the accommodation and catering. And, no doubt by chance, despite our differences, the group was very close-knit. La Pietra was a great help to extend the evenings in good spirits. Unforgettable memories. To be repeated.

Sylvain T. ★★★★★

Flawless organization, with organizers taking care of every detail, including bike set-up (even for non-rented bikes), and a great atmosphere. Corsica lives up to its title as an island of beauty, and the courses allow you to appreciate a large part of it. It gave me the chance to test out my new Gravel, which was (coincidentally) also an origine/graxx: a very good choice!

Éric L. ★★★★★

Some customers may say that perfection doesn't exist... but at Gravel Up, it does. I took part in a 3-day trip to Corsica. There were no false notes: the accommodation, the meals, the routes, the quality of the Gravel bikes rented (full carbon), and the exceptional scenery. Everything was meticulously chosen to please the participants, in a good mood of course. Disconnection guaranteed. Olivier, the organizer, was fantastic, and Greg, the bike guide, was extraordinary! Go with your eyes closed.

Amin D. ★★★★★

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On Course for Corsica ?

Gravel, Corsican style. The Beautiful Isle is well known for it’s rocky coastline with beautiful beaches and mountains aplenty, not to mention it’s culinary delights, traditions and an all round generous nature. Which all makes for an intoxicating mix, so it’s easy to see why we’re so keen to take more trips there !

Gravel Up, our expeditions to discover Corsica in gravel.

Our team have come up with three expeditions to keep everybody happy, from regular social cyclists to bikepacking fanatics.

Between 3 and 7 days riding crisscrossing Corsica on a gravel bike with a group of like minded riders will allow you find landscapes and views that will take your breath away. GravelUp takes care of everything during the trip, from carefully chosen accommodation to local meals and snacks ideal for a days riding.

It’s not just this care that makes our expeditions unique, its the local knowledge of our guides and the chance to visit local people and places that make for genuine and beautiful picnic spots and overnight stays. All that’s left for you to do is choose which of our trips to start with and get your gravel bike ready for an unforgettable adventure.

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