Morvan

Introducing our new mini trips - the ESCAPE. Leave after work on the Friday and back the Sunday evening. 2 days of gravel riding and a total change of scene deep in the Morvan Regional Natural Park.

HURRY UP!

Book your stay for the 2023 season now!

490 euros all inclusive with return transport by van from Paris.

Join a group of 8 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:

  • 100 euros for a muscular gravel bike

  • 140 euros for an electric gravel bike

Possibility to privatise the group from 6 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

Come and experience an adventure on a Gravel bike in the heart of the Morvan mountains, between lakes and fir trees.

During a weekend, we welcome you at Sebastien's Home in Saint Brisson for 2 days of exploration around our base camp. (Re)discover this mountainous massif with those who make its authenticity !

Departing from Paris Friday end of day, the first night will be the opportunity to meet each others and familiarize yourself with your new companion of "gravel" in the presence of the Sebastien our guide and his wise advice.

You will start this adventure in the heart of Morvan pine forests and riding between lakes on 5 star gravel tracks, surrounded with Nature. Your hosts will have at heart to make you discover the history, the culture and the heritage which surround them. 

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

A little taste that won't leave you indifferent? 

Discover the charm of Morvan during this weekend escape off the beaten track!

Date range:
March - June 2023
Duration:
2 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1000M+
Difficulty:
1 / 10

Gravel Up benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Paris
  • All food for the stay
  • A great welcome pack
  • A mechanic who will share his secrets with you
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a double room

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"
  • Bike rental (supplement available)
  • Gravel bike rental (supplement available)

Single tracks

Setton lake

Morning meditation surrounded with nature

Local cultural stops

Pure gravel

Preparation & equipment

Guide

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

Bike mechanic, bike shop manager and even eco-guard on national park, our guide is the best person to help you discover Morvan. 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 Morvan trails.

How to get there ?

  • By train : Avallon train station

  • By car : For this weekend escape, we propose to drive altogether in the GravelUp van departing Friday around 6pm from Paris Denfert Rochereau.

If you want to meet us onsite directly, meeting point is our Base Camp in Saint Brisson around 8:30pm Friday night.

Our expedition will finish around 5pm, time for a shower and a quick snack, count on being back to Paris around 9pm.

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.

Any questions?

All questions

Equipment

Level

Safety

Amazing gravel experience, perfect Organization for a dream weekend to disconnect 100% ! Thank you GravelUp !

Arnaud L. - June 2022

Memorable stay during a weekend in Morvan ! Both Organization and team were on top, amazing gravel tracks and great spirit and conviviality... A perfect getaway and shot of nature giving me the impression of having been gone for a full week when it was only 3 days !

Steve M. - June 2022