Ventoux by the camp 🔒

Our first trip reserved for our adventurers! The concept is simple: participate in designing the route and come test and validate the trails with us.

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5 days / 4 nights - €1490

Join our inaugural trip, exclusively for members of the Gravel Up Camp!

For those who have already joined a trip with us and experienced that sense of exploration and freedom, we have a great opportunity for you. Join us for a unique experience and come help us finalise our next gravel trips around Mont Ventoux!

What’s on offer:

  • Take part in the creation and testing of the routes, studying the map, recceing sections and giving the final route the thumbs up, alongside our local guide and GravelUp founders.

  • The usual GravelUp service is included of course, with authentic accommodation, local food, support van and Destination Manager on hand.

  • Exclusive workshops: route planning, map reading, tips from our local guide, emergency repairs…

  • Beyond Biking: inc Yoga, tastings and local visits.

  • High end bike hire available: traditional and e Bikes.

  • And much much more!

One Percent for the Planet

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


Mont Ventoux has infinite possibilities for gravel, and with GravelUp you have the chance to really make your mark.

  • Unlimited adventure: from the moment you arrive, you’ll be right at the heart of this unique trip. Ventoux is the jewel in the crown of Provence, and becoming more and more known for its gravel by those in the know. There’s so many trails to choose from, with stunning panoramas, wide tracks, winding trails, not forgetting the famous Provençal sunshine… and smells of the south. Our local guide will be on hand to help create the routes and point us towards some of his local hidden gems.

  • Who’s it for? For those who’d like to give point to point riding a go, and those that would like to do more! 5 days of back to back riding needs a certain level of fitness and a bit of preparation. In order to make the most of this stay, it is recommended to engage in endurance activities at least two days a week and to be a regular cyclist. But remember the GravelUp motto, Start together and finish together!

  • And don’t worry, we’re not changing the winning formula off the bike! We’ve already found carefully chosen accommodation, an important part of our GravelUp experience. Not forgetting the gourmet meals and logistical support that you’ve come to expect! What makes this trip unique is the bringing together of likeminded riders around the trip creation table, with sessions on map reading, komoot masterclasses, mechanical advice… all you need for an adventure!

So put the date in your diary and join us for 5 unforgettable days of riding. Together we’ll create the official GravelUp Mont Ventoux route!

Date range:
April - July
5 days / 4 nights
Daily distance:
50 - 80 km
Daily elevation:
1000 - 1500M+
4 / 5

GravelUp benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Marseille airport or Avignon TGV train station
  • Accommodation 4 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

  • A professional and local guide
  • Assistance and transportation van
  • Scouting and final validation of the route with 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 "What's Included"
  • Gravel bike rental (supplement available)

Preparation & equipment


Your Guide

Meet Olivier, our local guide who hails from THE Chalet Reynard! He’s been exploring around Mt Ventoux for over 30 years so knows all the best hidden trails. He’s full of stories and is passionate about sharing where he lives, so you’ll discover a totally new side of the mighty Ventoux.

That’s not all! The gravelUp founders will be there too, and their contagious enthusiasm for any adventure on a gravel bike will definitely make for a very memorable trip.



Located at the foot of Mont Ventoux in Sault, we will spend the first night in an 18th-century building that has been completely renovated, overlooking the lavender fields and managed by a cycling enthusiast! For the following accommodations, we'll leave the surprise for you to discover on-site, and believe us, you're going to love them!


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



By plane or train : Marseille airport or Avignon TGV train station (outbound transfer to the base camp at 12 p.m. on Wednesday / return at 5 p.m. on Sunday) By car: Meet directly at our base camp from 12 p.m.

Our teams will take care of you and drive you straight to our base camp where the beyond biking experience truly comes alive. The adventure can begin! Meet us at the base camp on Wednesday from 12 p.m. and we'll release you on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Any questions?

Any questions?