You have the choice between a standard gravel bike or an e gravel bike, depending on the destination you choose. You can find more information in each page of the tour you are interested in.
The « Causses » are limestone plateaus, and theres 7 of them in total to discover on this 5 day loop from our Base Camp in Millau. You’ll find the area of Aveyron is rich and diverse in geography and culture, and provides a great test of your gravel bike skills to top it all off.
Until August 1, 2022: enjoy our "Pre-SEASON" rate: €1,500 (instead of €1,750)
Want to ride with your mates?
We offer you a proportional discount depending on the number of people in your group. Contact us on +33 6 52 39 58 79 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
By booking with us, you also do good for our planet!
A program 100% created by Gravel Up
The discovery of the Grands Causses bikepacking, that's the program!
The appointment is given at our base camp, on the heights of Millau. Ideally located at the crossroads of the Tarn and Durbie valleys, but above all with a direct access to the different limestone plateaus called Causses - there are 7 in all! But we promise not to do them all... not this time!
Handling of the Gravel the 1st afternoon with our local partner Wish One which manufactures the bikes on the spot! We take the time, we prepare ourselves physically and mentally for the next 4 days which are going to be rich as well sporty as culturally! It doesn't look like that but the physical challenge will be there, we promise you that!
Each Causse is different: forests, windy plateau or ancient templar cities, we promise you a total change of scenery. You will discover the people who make this territory alive, as authentic as welcoming, and whose culinary specialties will not leave you indifferent.
After having crossed the Black Causses and the Larzac, we will take you to the heart of the Rougiers de Camarès. There, it is not the great American spaces but rather the Australian red center which awaits you. An incredible ochre earth awaits you and historical villages of all beauty will make you travel in time.
We will close the adventure with a superb moment of sharing to realize the experience lived on the bike and the strong links that we have built together.
We promise you the discovery of a breathtaking "Land of Gravel", a truly ideal playground that makes us understand why the International Cycling Union (ICU) has decided to organize the French round of the next World Gravel Championships here!
Gravel Up benefits
This is included
At the camp
- Return transfer from Montpellier train station
- Accommodation 4 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
- A professional and local guide
- Unique tracks designed by the GravelUp Team
- Assistance and transportation van
- 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"
- Gravel bike rental (60 eur/day)
Preparation & equipment
Our expeditions are adventures, not races. We start together and we finish together, it's the GravelUp speed.
It is difficult to give a precise average speed as the surfaces make a big difference, as well as admiring the views! Average speeds are normally between 15 and 18 km/h.
Excellent organisation and atmosphere which allowed me to discover gravel biking with high level sporting and cultural guides. The landscapes of the Causses are breathtaking!
Guillaume L. - May 2022
Gravel Up in Grands Causses was awesome ! Unforgettable experience and guaranteed change of scenery in this French region, off the beaten tracks. The organization of the trip was perfect and the team very professional and always there to make sure we had an amazing time. Looking forward to my next trip with GravelUp!
Olivier H - October 2021
To ride in the Causses with GravelUp is to take paths from oneself to oneself through others, and to return with new eyes.
Manu I - October 2022