Nice

The French Riviera from a new angle, that's what we propose to you during an extended weekend on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, to discover the wild lands of the Niçois hinterland.

HURRY UP!

Book now your stay for the 2023 season and join a group of 12 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 (180 euros or 240 euros for an electric gravel bike).

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

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A program 100% created by Gravel Up

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.

The playground for our 3 days of riding will stretch from the Promenade des Anglais inland to the rustic villages of the Maritime Alps. We’ll make the most of the extensive gravel tracks and trails, far from the deckchairs and parasols to see a different side of the Riviera. After being welcomed by a member of our team we’ll head straight to Base Camp, where your hosts will be keen to share their story and make you feel at home.

Ready to roll? A Prologue ride awaits to stretch your legs and get comfy on your trusty steed for the weekend. All under the attentive eye of a qualified guide to help you discover the thrills of gravel riding.

Using the many paths and forest trails that crisscross the countryside, we’ll head towards Èze, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and the Estérel mountains. En route, experience the sights and smells of Grasse and the soft sound of crickets, under the watchful gaze of the Mercantour National Park.

Before dinner, why not make the most of some downtime with yoga, meditation and relaxation, all in an incredible setting with a great team.

So what are you waiting for?!

Date range:
February - April 2023
Duration:
3 days / 2 nights
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1000M+
Difficulty:
3 / 10

Gravel Up benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • All food for the stay
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a double room (single option at extra cost)
  • A great welcome pack
  • A mechanic who will share his secrets with you
  • Return from Nice train station or airport

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)

Preparation & equipment

Our 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.

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

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.

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.

How to get there ?

  • By train : Nice TGV station

  • By car : Meeting point directly at the Base Camp in Nice

  • By plane : Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport

As soon as you arrive, our teams will take care of you and drive you directly to our base camp where the beyond biking experience takes its full meaning. The disconnection can begin, do not worry about anything, we take care of everything!

On your first day, we will meet you at noon. And for the last day, plan a departure from our base camp at 4pm.

Any questions?

All questions

Safety

Equipment

Equipment

Level

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. - April 2022

David Firth

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

Gravel Up, our expeditions to discover the French Riviera on a gravel bike.

Our team has designed routes to satisfy all types of riders, from sporty riders to bikepacking enthusiasts.

Together we go for a 3 to 5 days adventure, ride the French Riviera from Nice and discover its breathtaking landscapes. During your adventure, GravelUp takes care of everything for an unforgettable gravel experience: comfortable accommodations, breakfasts, meals and snacks adapted to the effort of cycling.

But not only that: our guides will introduce you to some of the local figures for some authentic and picturesque gourmet breaks. All you have to do is choose your formula and prepare your gravel for this memorable expedition.

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