Morvan

Looking for a cycling escape weekend ? Join us for two days of complete disconnection in the heart of the Morvan Massif, and experience gravel biking on an exceptional, nature-infused route

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About this cycling trip

2 days / 2 nights - starting from 490 €

Gravel riding is the freedom to ride wherever you want! This bike is a perfect blend of mountain biking and road cycling, offering endless route possibilities, ideal for exploring new territories!

Embark on an authentic weekend in the "little French Canada" and come explore a wild massif, far away from the crowds and hustle! Dive into the heart of Bourgogne to live a first gravel experience, amidst preserved landscapes that reveal the raw beauty of the Morvan.

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

Located just 2.5 hours from Paris and Lyon, come discover this unique massif, where nature flourishes in all its simplicity. An escape dedicated to disconnection.

What to expect on the bike? 50 km per day with an elevation gain suitable for gravel beginners and occasional cyclists on varied terrains but without technical passages. No timing, just fun and encounters: the gravel spirit above all. A route created by the GravelUp team, amidst countless lakes and pine forests, which make the Morvan massif famous. Guaranteed immersion in nature!

Base camp: our host and guide Sébastien, a nature lover, welcomes us to his wooden lodge, entirely built by his own hands. A true cocoon lost in the middle of the forest, you will appreciate its comfort after busy days on the bike, around an aperitif made from carefully selected local products. Guaranteed friendly atmosphere!

Beyond biking: in addition to our bike adventures, we offer moments of relaxation where conviviality and pleasure are the order of the day. Exploration of historical and cultural sites during our visits, and tastings of local specialties will complete your weekend.

Date range:
March - Oct
Duration:
2 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 800M+
Difficulty:
2 / 5

GravelUp benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • 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"
  • Gravel bike rental (supplement available)

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Preparation & equipment

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Your guides

Your guides are named Sébastien and Philippe. They both grew up walking all over the area and are the best people to help you discover their region. With anecdotes, encounters, and shared experiences, they will ensure you have an unforgettable stay and fully immerse yourself in this fabulous territory.

Both bike mechanics and state certified for bike guiding (BPJEPS), they will ensure your safety and share various tips and tricks on how to ride the Morvan trails.

Hébergement Morvan

Base Camp & Destination Manager

The accommodation in which your destination manager welcomes you is a wooden cottage built entirely by your guide Sébastien. You'll find sleek double rooms, each with its own private bathroom. This little cocoon will provide the comfort you need after a busy day on the bike, over an aperitif based on carefully selected local products. A friendly atmosphere is guaranteed!

On-site, in addition to your guide, you will be accompanied by our GravelUp destination manager. He 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

Ride on the latest gravel or e-gravel bikes from the French brand Origine that combine performance, versatility, and lightness.

At ease on the road as well as on paths, these bikes filter terrain imperfections through suspension tuning. Coupled with a comfortable and secure geometry and generous tire sections, it allows for engaging routes to be undertaken safely.

Rental price : 50 eur/day (or 70 eur/day for e-gravel)

Read more about our bikes

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PHYSICAL PREPARATION

This trip in the Morvan is suitable for beginners in gravel biking and occasional cyclists.

This stay is for you if:

  • You engage in a sports activity at least once a week.

  • You are capable of going on bike rides of at least 3 hours.

Comment s'y rendre

How to get there ?

  • By car : meet us onsite directly at our Base Camp in Saint-Brisson around 6:30pm on the first day (the exact address will be shared after reservation)

  • By train : shuttle service from Avallon TER station - contact us to confirm times in advance

  • For those of you who start from Paris, feel free to join us in our van departing around 3pm on Friday from Paris at Place de la Nation.

On our last day, we will finish around 4 pm, after a great final lunch together. Expect return in Paris between 8pm/9pm.

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Booking

First gravel trip with the Gravel Up team, two days completely out of this world, in an incredibly friendly atmosphere. Here, it's not about competition, but about beautiful and varied routes, sometimes challenging but always accessible, with top-notch support. No one is left behind; we all ride together.

Everything was perfect: the organization, the good vibes, the kindness of Aurélien (Gravel Up) and Phil, our guide, and the ideally located wooden-framed lodge.

We come back with wonderful memories and I'm already thinking about the next trip!

Congratulations and thank you for this amazing experience!

Jean-Yves - May 2024

Avis client Morvan

Sublime experience with GravelUp: equipment, team, instructor. An opportunity to discover France and other continents in a new way. The icing on the cake: the team is always ready to help. Don't hesitate to discover Gravel or use your Gravel with them.

Julie D.

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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

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I had a great weekend in the Morvan with Gravel Up, everything was perfect!

Elise B.

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Superb adventure and discovery of Gravel in the Morvan! Great organization, top team. Thanks Aurel, Orlane and Seb!

NOÉLIE C. - APRIL 2023

Noélie Chaize

Fantastic opportunity to test Gravel and ride in the beautiful Morvan park with an ever-enthusiastic and motivating GravelUp team. The trip was perfect in every way - bikes, trails, accommodation, food, leaders, and participants. Everyone, from road cyclists to mountain bikers, had a great experience and left with big smiles, new friends, and tired legs. We look forward to participating in another trip in the future.

Freya.M - April 2023

Freya Mills

Great stay in the Morvan! Great team with Orlane and Aurel. Gravelup is top-notch.

VICTOR B. - APRIL 2023

Victor Breysse

Women's gravel weekend organized by the GravelUp team. A simply brilliant excursion with a team that listens, ultra-cool bikes, and a route suited to beginners and more experienced riders alike. I loved it and recommend you try it if you want to try the gravel adventure! An experience I will be repeating!

Fiona C.

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Incredible experience in the Morvan Regional Nature Park. Thanks and bravo to Aurel, Orlane, and Seb for the perfect organization and to all the other participants for the great atmosphere. 🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️

HADRIEN.D- APRIL 2023

Hadrien Desmarez

Superb experience, in terms of sports, discovery of the area, support, as well as on a human level! I highly recommend it.

Clément G. - APRIL 2023

Clement Garbay

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

Arnaud L. - June 2022

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