Grands Causses

Discover the gravel riding heaven that it is Les Grands Causses regional park with us, all from our Base Camp in Millau. Perfect for seeing for yourself what gravel riding is all about (its not just gravel tracks !) and explore this beautiful area of France.


2 days / 2 nights - start from Eur 590.

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

Don't have a gravel bike yet or don't want to travel with one? You can rent one directly from us (100 euros for a muscular / 140 euros for e-gravel).

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

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

A program 100% created by Gravel Up

Go on a Gravel bike adventure in the heart of the Grands Causses Natural Park, in the footsteps of the Templars.

During an extended weekend, we welcome you in Aveyron, in Millau to be exact, crossroads of the Black Causses, Larzac, Méjean and other Rougiers of Camarès.

Come and discover these great spaces reminding us of the most beautiful American Midwest national parks.

A first ride as soon as you arrive will allow you to familiarize yourself with your new "gravel" companion in the presence of the guide and his wise advice. Origine cycles gravel bikes are made in France and perfectly adapted to the terrain that awaits you during these 3 days.

You will start this adventure by the mythical Causse du Larzac and its sheep farms ! Meadows as far as the eye can see, a harsh climate sometimes but above all a feeling of total freedom. Our hosts will have in heart to make you discover the history, the culture and the gastronomy of which they are so proud... 

You will finally follow the valley of the Tarn to tackle the Causse Noir and its typical forests. The hardest part is to get there, but once you reach the plateau, you will be guided on the forest tracks and other gravel roads. To accompany you in this long journey, your guide but also innkeepers and other local craftsmen will be very proud to make you discover their region.

Let yourself go by taking advantage of moments of well-being - yoga, meditation, relaxation - allowing you to disconnect, better reconnect and make the most of this unique experience in a splendid setting.

Experience the warmth of Aveyron and the sense of welcome during this human adventure off the beaten track!

Date range:
April - october 2023
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1200 M+
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Gravel Up benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Montpellier train station
  • All food for the stay
  • Accommodation 2 nights - single room in a shared cottage for 2 persons
  • 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

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"
  • Gravel bike rental (supplement available)

Preparation & equipment


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

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 Larzac or Causse Noir trails.

Gravel Bike

In this destination, you will be able to ride the SUB Gravel from our partner brand Wish One.

The Wish One SUB is the brands first Sport Utility Bicycle. That’s a gravel bike to you and me. But it’s a moniker that we think covers the gravel bike genre better than ‘Gravel Bike’. No matter where you ride, perfect asphalted roads, smooth or dirty roads, gravel sections… the Wish One SUB is developed for ultimate performance.

Handmade in France by Cyfac International using lightweight Columbus HSS Spirit tubing, the Race Type Geometry of the SUB claims to deliver quick and direct handling. It is no relaxed and slack angled gravel cruiser, the SUB is a scalpel sharp race machine designed for dropping lap times and opponents.

Nos vélos

Vous avez la possibilité sur cette destination de louer nos vélos Gravel et E-Gravel hauts de gammes de notre partenaire Origine.

Élus à plusieurs reprises vélos gravel de l’année, notre modèle Graxx en carbone (8,1kg) ou notre modèle Help électrique (12kg) allient performance, polyvalence et légèreté, de quoi vous ravir pendant votre expédition.

En savoir plus sur nos vélos Origine


Les territoires que nous traversons offrent un environnement montagneux qui peut parfois se révéler exigeant selon les conditions météorologiques et où le dénivelé cumulé peut vite être important.

Pour profiter pleinement de cette expédition, nous vous recommandons la pratique d’une activité sportive d’endurance telle que le jogging, la natation ou le cyclisme, au moins une fois par semaine. Avoir déjà réalisé des sorties vélo de 3h au moins vous permettra de vous sentir plus à l’aise et de mieux profiter des paysages à couper le souffle que vous allez traverser.


La liste complète vous sera transmise quelques semaines avant votre expédition. Vous trouverez ici les quelques pièces essentielles que vous n'avez peut-être pas chez vous :

  • Cuissard de vélo avec peau de chamois pour être plus confortable

  • Gants / mitaines vélo pour éviter les ampoules

  • Chaussures de vélos. L'utilisation de pédales automatiques est recommandée mais non obligatoire, nous permettons l'utilisation de pédales dites plates.

Any questions?

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Séjour au top! Équipe dynamique attentionnée, qui s’adapte à chacun. Des parcours de Gravel magnifiques 😍 Je réserve mon prochain séjour Gravel up dès que possible! Merci la team Gravel up 🙏🏼

EVE.A - MAI 2023

Superbe aventure gravel dans les Grands Causses pour s’aèrer l’esprit et dépasser ses limites en toute convivialité ! Une organisation de haute volée, une équipe Gravel Up au top et super pro. Le plaisir de découvrir ces magnifiques terres de gravel Aveyronnaises en groupe dans une ambiance vraiment sympa, et de se retrouver autour de magnifiques tablées pour récupérer après l’effort. Gravel Up, c’est l’impression d’être parti 15 jours en vacances après seulement quelques jours d’expédition. Longue vie à Gravel Up !!!

Steve.M - MAI 2023

Première expérience Gravel au top. Merci!! Les gros points positifs: l équipe pro et sympa, le parcours sportif et “carte postale”, le matériel de grande qualité. Résultat un we sportif entre amis pour se ressourcer à la découverte des Causses. A refaire!!

Antoine.G - AVRIL 2023

Top experience pour tous les niveaux dans un paysage naturel magnifique. Equipe sympa et disponible!


Expérience géniale! Super Week end Gravel entre amis dans les Causses. Organisation parfaite, vélos au top avec un mix d électrique et musculaire pour pouvoir partir avec toute la bande. Traces parfaites pour un mix de routes et de chemins dans les paysages magnifiques du Larzac et de l Aveyron. Et bien sûr l'équipe Gravel Up au top, sympa et attentive aux moindres détails!

Victor A. - avril 2023

Top expérience !!! Du sport avec du super matos et un encadrement remarquable ! Des paysages et un cadre magnifique ! Merci à l’équipe Gravel Up !


Gravel Up, our expeditions to explore Aveyron and the natural park of Les Grands Causses, a gravel paradise.

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 the natural park of Les Grands Causses in Aveyron 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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