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.

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About this cycling trip

3 days / 3 nights - starting from 1490 €

The reputation of the 'Island of Beauty' speaks for itself. This island paradise is brimming with exclusive trails, offering unparalleled perspectives for cycling enthusiasts. Embark on a 3-day gravel adventure from our exceptional base camp nestled in the heart of the Corsican maquis, near Sartène.

GravelUp's strengths:

  • An expert guide who will take you to discover their territory like no one else.

  • Carefully selected routes that combine sport, pleasure, and discovery on the most beautiful Spanish trails.

  • Comfortable accommodation and gourmet cuisine.

  • A support van: luggage transportation, technical assistance, refreshments.

  • The possibility to rent high-quality gravel bikes: muscular or electric.
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Privatise your group starting 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 discovery of Gravel and the wonders of the island of beauty.

  • An itinerary accessible to all: 3 days of gravel with a star-shaped route, discovering an authentic and unique region, allowing you to challenge yourself physically. Our guide will help you get to grips with the special features of gravel bikes and give you invaluable riding tips. The aim is to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible and get the most out of the landscapes.

  • Total disconnection: For 3 days we will take you along the paths of the Alta Rocca, through the vineyards, and discover the south of the island. From the seaside path to the most remote parts of the island of beauty.

  • Time for yourself: Yoga, meditation, and relaxation sessions will help you disconnect as well as reconnect, and make the most of this unique experience in a splendid setting.

  • Comfortable accommodation: Our passionate host will tell you the story of the eco-shepherd's hut he built with his own hands. A life project for this epicurean who loves traveling, cooking and meeting people.

It's the perfect way to get a taste of adventure by bike, and discover southern Corsica from a whole new angle. Our guide will make you fall under the spell of his country, exploring its off-beaten tracks!

Date range:
April - October
Duration:
3 days / 3 nights
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1200M+
Difficulty:
2 / 5

GravelUp benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Ajaccio 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

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

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)

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Preparation & equipment

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Your guide

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

Bike mechanic, bike shop manager and even eco-guard on the Larzac plateau, our guide is the best person to help you discover Grands Causses. 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

He or she will make sure you are safe and will share with you various tips and tricks on how to ride on the trails.

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BASE CAMP & DESTINATION MANAGER

During your stay, you will stay at Cyril's guest house, where you will discover his authentic eco-shelters, made up of ethnic guest rooms integrated into the Corsican maquis. A magical place to immerse yourself in Corsican culture and discover its specialties. A true return to simplicity in the heart of unspoiled nature.

On-site, in addition to your guide, you will be accompanied by our GravelUp destination manager. He or she will make sure you don't miss a thing, and provide all the logistics and support you need to make your stay the most enjoyable possible.

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Our bikes

We have both traditional and electric high end gravel bikes available to rent in Ventoux from our bike partner Origine.

Repeatedly voted Gravel Bikes of the Year, you can choose between the carbon framed Graxx (weighing only 8.1kg) or the Help eBike (not much more at 12kg). Both combine performance and versatility in a lightweight frame so that you can have faith your steed throughout the trip.

Price: €60/day for a non eBike, €80/day for an eBike.

Find out more about our bikes

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À QUI S'ADRESSE CE SÉJOUR ?

Ce séjour est adapté aux cyclistes occasionnels.

Ce séjour est fait pour vous si :

  • Vous pratiquez une activité sportive au moins deux fois par semaine.

  • Vous êtes capable de réaliser des sorties à vélo d'au moins 4h (rythme tranquille).

Comment s'y rendre

How to get there?

  • By plane: Ajaccio airport (shuttle at 5pm / return at 5pm)

  • By car: Meet us directly at our base camp "Tribu" (from 7pm)

  • By boat: Ajaccio port (shuttle at 5pm / return at 5pm)

As soon as you arrive, our team will pick you up and take you directly to our base camp where the disconnection can begin.

Your stay starts at 7pm and ends at around 3pm on Sunday.

Any questions?

Any questions?

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Booking

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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.

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Amin D.

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. ★★★★★

Sophie D.

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. ★★★★★

Julian S.

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. ★★★★★

Eric L.

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. ★★★★★

Sylvain T.

I highly recommend sharing your passion for gravel with the great team at GravelUp. A great memory! Can't wait for the next trip!!!

Michel P. ★★★★★

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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 5 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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