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Our long weekend trip is designed so that you can experience the French Riviera from an entirely new perspective, exploring from the Mediterranean sea to the wilderness just on the doorstep.

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About this cycling trip

3 days / 3 nights - (1190€).

Departing from Nice, embark on a unique adventure in the heart of the French Riviera, pedaling through picturesque coastal landscapes, winding trails, and breathtaking panoramas. Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean ambiance, surrounded by sea breezes, sunshine, and the relaxed charm of the South of France. An enchanted interlude that will make you feel like you are on vacation, even for a short stay!

Our Highlights:

  • An expert guide who will passionately lead you through this territory.

  • Carefully selected routes combining sports, pleasure, and exploration, away from the crowds.

  • Comfortable accommodation and gourmet cuisine.

  • Complimentary Bike Rental for British Cycling users (if the reservation is before the 1st of March)

  • The option to rent high-end gravel bikes: muscular or electric.
    -> See our bikes

Join a group of 8 to 12 people to live a unique experience.

Privatise your group starting from 8 people - contact us for more information.

Check out our brochure here.

One Percent for the Planet

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

A program 100% created by Gravel Up

The playground for our 3 days of riding will stretch from the Promenade des Anglais inland to the rustic villages of the Maritime Alps. We’ll make the most of the extensive gravel tracks and trails, far from the deckchairs and parasols to see a different side of the Riviera. After being welcomed by a member of our team we’ll head straight to Base Camp, where your hosts will be keen to share their story and make you feel at home.

Ready to roll? A Prologue ride awaits to stretch your legs and get comfy on your trusty steed for the weekend. All under the attentive eye of a qualified guide to help you discover the thrills of gravel riding.

Using the many paths and forest trails that crisscross the countryside, we’ll head towards Èze, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and the Estérel mountains. En route, experience the sights and smells of Grasse and the soft sound of crickets, under the watchful gaze of the Mercantour National Park.

Before dinner, why not make the most of some downtime with yoga, meditation and relaxation, all in an incredible setting with a great team.

So what are you waiting for?!

Date range:
November - April
3 days / 3 nights
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
800 - 1200M+
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GravelUp benefits

This is included

At the camp

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

On gravel

  • Assistance and transportation van
  • A professional guide
  • Unique tracks designed by the GravelUp Team
  • Complimentary gravel bike rental (promo code : BRITISHCYCLING3DAYS)

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 "This is included"
  • Gravel bike rental (supplement available)




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Preparation & equipment

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Your guide

In love with the Provence region, our guide is eager to make you discover the tracks of the Nice backcountry.

As a bike mechanic, he/she is the best person to help you discover the region. 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 bicycle accompaniment (BPJEPS), he/she will ensure your safety and will share with you various tips and tricks on how to ride on gravel paths.

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Base camp & destination manager

Open your shutters in the morning and you'll have a view of the sea and the horizon from sunset to sunrise. We'll welcome you to this renovated former convent and introduce you to Nice's way of life!

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.


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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Physical preparation

This trip is suited for occasional cyclists.

This trip is for you if:

  • You engage in physical activity at least twice a week.

  • You are able to undertake bike rides of at least 4 hours (at a leisurely pace).

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How to get there?

  • By train: Nice TGV station (shuttle at 6pm / return at 5pm)

  • By car: Meeting point directly at the Base Camp in Nice (from 8pm)

  • By plane: Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport (shuttle at 6pm / 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 8pm and ends at around 3pm on Sunday.

Any questions?

Any questions?





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.

David Firth

One of the best adventures of all time... I participated in a GravelUp trip and it was AMAZING. Wonderful team, they really took care of us and made sure we had the best time. It was my first time in Nice and my first time doing gravel, and I really enjoyed it. Each day was a different and exciting experience with a good balance of physical effort, beautiful scenery and routes, and good company. Not to mention the delicious and healthy food from the region. I will definitely "gravel up" again for a new adventure.

Patricio S. - Feb. 2023

Patricio Sarmiento

This GravelUp trip was awesome...! An incredible experience of riding under the blue sky and close to the mediterranean sea with passionate people! Clearly the perfect break to disconnect and recharge the batteries!

Mathieu C. - Feb 2023

Mathieu Constant

A unique experience of traveling and discovering extraordinary landscapes. Nature, sports, gastronomy - a wonderfully balanced mix by the organisers at Gravel Up.

Guillaume. L - Feb 2023

Guillaume Lecomte

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.

Juris D. - May 2022

Juris V.

Incredible gravel trails, organization, atmosphere, and logistics. A trip tailor-made for gravel enthusiasts and adventurers. Thanks to Oliv, JB, and Aurel for their warm welcome. We recommend it!

Hugo L.


Flashback on a three-day traffic-free adventure beyond the tarmac of the Côte d’Azur. Read how GravelUp and Café du Cycliste joined forces to offer a unique experience of the French Riviera to 8 lucky riders coming from all over Europe.

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Our routes are designed to suit all types of cyclists, from gravel beginners to seasoned riders or bikepacking enthusiasts. Join us for a 3-day getaway, exploring the french riviera region on gravel bikes and marveling at breathtaking panoramas.

GravelUp takes care of all the details for an exceptional gravel experience: comfortable accommodations, energizing breakfasts, gourmet meals tailored to cycling efforts, and snacks to support you throughout the day!

Our guides will lead you to unique spots and introduce you to local characters for authentic, delicious, and picturesque breaks. All you have to do is choose your package and prepare your gravel bike for an expedition promising unforgettable memories.

Download our catalog HERE to see all our offers.