Corsica

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.

HURRY UP!

Book now your stay for the 2023 season and take advantage of the "Early Bird" rate of 1250 € (instead of 1500 €) valid until November 1st 2022.

Join a group of 12 people to live a strong experience in the discovery of a territory. Come with your best smile and we will take care of the rest! 

Possibility to rent our top-of-the-range gravel bikes for an extra charge:

  • 180 euros for a muscular gravel bike

  • 240 euros for an electric gravel bike

Possibility to privatise the group from 8 people - contact us for more information.

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One Percent for the Planet

By booking with us, you also do good for our planet!

A program 100% created by Gravel Up

Meet us at our base camp located in the region of Sartene for a discovery of Gravel and the wonders of the island of beauty. An adventure to discover an authentic and unique land, and which will allow you to exceed physically.

Our guide will help you to understand the particularity of the Gravel bikes and will give you precious riding tips. The goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible and enjoy the scenery.

Our passionate host will tell you the story of his eco-shepherd's hut that he built with his own hands. A life project for this epicurean in love with travel, cooking and human encounters. 

During 3 days we will take you on the paths of the Alta Rocca, through the vineyards and to discover the south of the island.

Moments of well-being - yoga, meditation, relaxation - will allow you to disconnect to better reconnect and make the most of this unique experience in a splendid setting.

This is the ideal expedition to get a taste of the cycling adventure and to discover the southern Corsican territory from a completely different angle. Our guide will make you fall under the charm of his island, by riding it off the beaten track! 

Date range:
April - June 2023
Duration:
3 days / 3 nights
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1000M+
Difficulty:
4 / 10

Gravel Up benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Figari airport
  • All food for the stay
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a double room (single option at extra cost)
  • A great welcome pack
  • A mechanic who will share his secrets with you

On gravel

  • A professional and local guide
  • Unique tracks designed by the GravelUp Team
  • Assistance and transportation van

Beyond gravel

  • Wellness activities - Yoga, meditation, relaxation
  • Visits to various historical and cultural sites
  • An evening of celebration
  • A community of enthusiasts

This is not included

  • Transportation from your home
  • Travel insurance for repatriation and civil liability
  • Personal drinks and other souvenir purchases
  • Anything not specified in "What's Included"
  • Bike rental (supplement available)

Preparation & equipment

Guide

We select for you local guides, passionate about their territory.

Bike mechanic, bike shop manager and even eco-guard on the Coscione plateau, our guide is the best person to help you discover Corsica. Anecdotes, encounters and sharing of experiences, he/she will make sure that you have an unforgettable stay and above all that you soak up as much as possible of this fabulous territory.

Spoken languages: French, English

State certified for bike guiding (BPJEPS), he/she will make sure you are safe and will share with you various tips and tricks on how to ride the Corsican trails.

Gravel bike

We propose you on this destination the Gravel 3T Exploro (or equivalent)

A Gravel bike that can handle any surface, from asphalt to singletrack to steep trails. An all-road spirit, but with aggressive geometry and aerodynamics that feel almost identical to a road bike. But it's really off-road on our unique tracks that you'll see its versatility, offering comfort and control. Its weight, very modest for such a robust bike, helps a lot on steep climbs.

eGravel bike

On this destination you will be able to ride the eGravel 3T Exploro RaceMax Boost (or equivalent).

The Exploro Racemax Boost e-bike is perfect for gravel & all-road riding. It’s light yet tough, agile yet planted and fast yet fun.

This makes the Racemax Boost a great range-extender on your gravel adventure. Or it can help you keep up with faster friends on road and gravel rides.

The RaceMax Boost feels every inch the same as the standard RaceMax, with one difference – when the dirt road heads upwards, you can add extra boost for greater traction, this additional power keeping you pedalling up trails you’d otherwise have no right to be riding.

Equipment

The complete list will be sent to you a few weeks before your expedition. You will find here the few essential items that you may not have at home:

  • Cycling shorts with chamois to be more comfortable

  • Bike gloves to avoid blisters

  • Cycling shoes

Physical preparation

You are about to experience an Adventurer expedition. This is our blue trail but the territories we cross offer an environment that can sometimes be demanding depending on the weather conditions. We evolve in a mountainous landscape where the cumulative difference in altitude can quickly be important.

Nevertheless you don't need a high level of technical / cycling knowledge.

To fully enjoy this expedition, we recommend that you practice an endurance sport such as jogging, swimming or cycling, at least once a week.

Having already done at least 3 hours of cycling will allow you to feel more comfortable and to better enjoy the breathtaking landscapes you will cross.

The use of automatic pedals is recommended but not mandatory, we allow the use of flat pedals.

It is important to be able to stand up on the pedals in order to negotiate certain descents and climbs.

How to get there ?

  • By plane : Figari airport

  • By car : Meet us directly at our base camp "Tribu".

  • By boat : Ajaccio or Porto Vecchio

As soon as you arrive, our teams will take care of you and drive you directly to our base camp where the beyond biking experience takes its full meaning. The disconnection can begin, do not worry about anything, we take care of everything!

On your first day, we will meet you at 6pm.

On your first day, we will meet you at noon. And for the last day, plan a departure from our base camp at 4pm.

Any questions?

All questions

Safety

Equipment

Safety

I will be travelling again with GravelUp and highly recommend the experience. The program was a good balance of scripted and flexible, not too full, but with beautiful offerings.

Peter N. - May 2022

Peter N.

This was my first experience on gravel and it could not have been a better destination to try it. The Gravel Up team were very welcoming, highly organised and confidently handled riders of quite varying abilities and fitness. It says a lot for an event, and those who lead it, when the time off the bike is almost as good as time on the trails. I would recommend Gravel Up to anybody wanting to test themselves a little (or a lot!) and to enjoy great company and excellent food in the best surroundings.

David F. - April 2022

David Firth

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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