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3T and GravelUp join forces to offer a unique expedition beyond the tarmac of the Côte d’Azur. This five-day gravel bike expedition will tackle wild dirt tracks and gravel climbs in pursuit of traffic-free adventure by bike. Expect dust, 40mm tyres, and lots of testing terrain.

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About this cycling trip

Held from February 15th to 19th, 2023, this is a limited capacity event (10 riders).

Price: 1990 euros, including gravel bike rental and excluding travel to and from Nice.

Any question? feel free to reach out HERE and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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

Incredible views, testing terrain and pure fun is on the menu

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 15 - 19, 2023
Duration:
5 days / 4 nights
Daily distance:
60 - 80 km
Daily elevation:
Up to 1800M
Difficulty:
6 / 5
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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 4 nights in a double room (single option at extra cost)
  • Return from Nice train station or airport

On gravel

  • A 3T Exploro gravel bike
  • Assistance and transportation van
  • A professional guide
  • Unique tracks designed by the GravelUp and 3T teams

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"

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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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Gravel bike

We propose you on this destination the Gravel 3T Exploro.

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.

RaceMax Boost

3T E-gravel bike

On this destination you will be able to ride the eGravel 3T Exploro RaceMax Boost.

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.

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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.

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Booking

Great setting with a team that takes care of everything. An exceptional guide with a lot of attention and care. Real Gravel on beautiful trails and stunning roads! Hotel, lodging and incredible restaurants were all perfect!

A superb breath of fresh air.

Jacques R.

Customer review Jacque R. - Corsica

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

We had a lovely time with the Gravel 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.

Alex B.

What an adventure!!!! What an adventure!!!!

5-star Gravel trails (hence the rating 😉), incredible landscapes, just the right amount of elevation gain, generous and delicious refreshments and dinners, and then a staff as friendly as they are attentive.

In short, the concept is top-notch (we knew that), but the reality is even better. A big congratulations to GravelUp, and we'll see you again soon.

Fernand G. - March 2024

Customer feedback Fernand G. - Morvan

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

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