Nice

Fancy an adventure by the Mediterranean Sea? 5 days of cycling to travel differently and discover the hinterland of Nice as you have never seen it before!

HURRY UP!

Book now your stay for the 2023 season and join a group of 10 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 (210 euros or 280 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

Are you ready for an adventure from the shores of the Mediterranean to the mountains of the Mercantour? Join us for 5 days of point to point gravel riding and see the Côte d’Azur backcountry from a totally different perspective.

We’ll start our 5 day gravel adventure trip from the beautiful Nice on the shores of the Med. You’ll have the chance to ease yourself into the pace of life of Southern France in the old markets of Nice before heading to our Base Camp. Here your hosts will welcome you and be happy to share their story and heritage, helping you get beyond the typical tourist stories.

Our qualified guide will be on hand throughout the trip with riding tips to help prepare you for the terrain we’ll encounter during each day's ride.

Having bonded with the team on the Prologue ride we’ll head inland through beautiful countryside and rustic villages that are so typical of the area. Take a moment to breathe the fresh air and sweet scents of the fruit trees and olive groves that line our path. You’ll have the chance to taste some of this local produce too with food and wine tastings all part of the experience.

And at the end of each day’s ride we'll take the time to relax over a local beer and relive the highlights of each day, reeling in the satisfaction of a good day’s riding shared with others.

Don’t forget that yoga and relaxation are an important part of the trip too, gently reviving body and mind ready for another day’s adventuring!

Sounds good? Come join us!

Date range:
February - April 2023
Duration:
5 days / 4 nights
Daily distance:
50 - 80 km
Daily elevation:
1000 - 1500 M+
Difficulty:
6 / 10

Gravel Up 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 4 nights in a double room (single option at extra cost)
  • 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 get the most out of this expedition, we recommend that you practice an endurance sport such as jogging, swimming or cycling several times a week. Having already done long bike rides of at least 4 hours will allow you to feel more comfortable and better enjoy the breathtaking landscapes you will cross. At least 2 days in a row of cycling experience is a plus.

Use of automatic pedals is mandatory, ability to maneuver the bike on all types of terrain and good braking technique.

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

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Climbing mountains makes you happy ! This second experience with gravel up was awesome. Another group, another destination, and I could find the same atmosphere that only the gravel up team is able to foster within just a weekend and between people who don’t know each other beforehand !

Angèle P. - May 2022

Angèle P.

We had a lovely time with the Gavel Up team. Really nice people, fun, strong....!!!! The riding was great, bikes too, food and wine was always top. Meeting like minded bike people was also superb and everyone thoroughly enjoyed, laughed, complained at the hills and always smiling each day. Highly recommended.

Alex B. - 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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