Côte d'Azur

Our long weekend trip is designed so that you can experience the Côte d’Azur 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 - starting from 1190 €

Starting from Nice, experience an unprecedented adventure at the heart of the French Riviera, pedalling through picturesque coastal landscapes, winding trails, and breathtaking panoramas. Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean ambiance, caressed by sea breezes, the sun, and the relaxed charm of the south of France. An enchanted interlude that will make you feel on vacation, even for a short trip!

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.
    -> Check out our bikes

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

Download our catalogue HERE to know all our offers

One Percent for the Planet

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

A program 100% created by Gravel Up

For 3 days, from the Promenade des Anglais all the way to the quaint villages of the Alpes Maritimes, you'll be taken to discover the Nice hinterland and its unprecedented gravel paths.

What to expect on the bike? 3 days of cycling to explore the region from our base camp. With a total distance of about 160km and 2500m of elevation gain, this stay is accessible to occasional cyclists. You'll follow tracks and forest paths towards Èze, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, or the Massif de l'Estérel. The spirit of the stay: "we start together, we finish together".

Base camp: start your day by opening your shutters to a sea view, to admire the horizon at sunrise! You'll have the chance to sleep in an old convent renovated by the seaside where your hosts will be eager to share the history, culture, and heritage that surround them.

Beyond biking: indulge in moments of well-being – yoga, meditation, relaxation – allowing you to disconnect and make the most of this unique stay in a splendid setting. Delicious meals and tastings of local products also await you throughout the trip!

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

  • Return from Nice train station or airport
  • 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

On gravel

  • Assistance and transportation van
  • A professional guide
  • Unique tracks designed by the GravelUp Team

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.