Dive into a 3 day adventure at the foot of Mont Ventoux, the “Giant of Provence” that has tantalised cyclists the world over. Are you ready to get away from the well ridden routes in search of unknown gravel trails?

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3 days / 3 nights - 1190 €

Mont Ventoux. Well known for road cycling but an emerging giant on the gravel scene, you’ll find plenty of trails in the area to explore. Over 3 days you’ll be immersed in all things Provençale from our Basecamp in the village of Sault, at the base of Mt Ventoux.

GravelUp's strengths:

  • A local guide who will introduce you to a variety of exceptional landscapes: vineyards, pine forests, picturesque villages, lavender fields, winding gorges...

  • Carefully selected routes that combine sport, pleasure, and discovery. Mount Ventoux opens the doors to an exceptional adventure!

  • 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

Groups are limited to 12 cyclists, and there’s the option to create your own private group from 8 people. Contact us to find out more.

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


Exemplary hospitality meaning you can really relax and discover Ventoux from a different slant.

  • What to expect on the bike? 3 days of fixed-base gravel riding from our basecamp in Sault with around 160km and 2500m+ in total. An adventure that’s ideal for experienced cyclists and beginners a-like. If you’d like a new challenge and to improve your bike handling across all types of terrain, it’s for you. We ride for fun, our mantra is “start together, finish together”.

  • Total immersion in Provence - an incredibly diverse landscape that’s unique every season. You’ll find winding roads and trails connecting tiny hamlets perched high above gorges, taking you through vineyards, lavender fields and olive groves. You won’t know where to look!

  • Downtime - make the most of our whole holistic experience, both on and off the bike. Local healthy cuisine, yoga sessions, wine tastings… your enjoyment is our priority!

  • Optional gravel bike rental - bring your bike or rent one of ours. Our fleet of bikes, from French brand Origine, boasts the pedal powered Graxx ll and Help ebike, recently voted gravel bike of the year. Our guides will be on hand for all things mechanical so you don’t need to worry. You can be sure that you’ll be on a bike perfectly adapted to the varied terrain.

Date range:
April - July
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
800 - 1200M+
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GravelUp benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from the Avignon train station
  • 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

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

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)

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Preparation & equipment

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Your Guide

All our guides are super passionate about all things Gravel. Just as comfortable on the bike as off it in the workshop, they are best placed to show you all the sights of their local area and more. Stories and shared experiences, in a fabulous location, with great company. They are on hand to ensure your trip is everything you want it to be, and more.

Languages spoken - French and English.

Safety is our priority, and our guides will help with technique and tips to ensure you can ride the (sometimes rough!) trails with confidence.

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Located at the foot of Mont Ventoux, in Sault, you will be accommodated in an 18th-century building completely renovated, overlooking the lavender fields and managed by a cycling enthusiast! A place specially designed for cyclists by our host where everything has been thought out to pamper this community of athletes.


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).



  • By train or plane: Our meet up points are Avignon TGV station or Marseille Airport at 6pm on arrival day, where one of our team will welcome you. We’ll then take you in the minibus to Basecamp. You’ll return to the station or airport for 5pm on the last day of your trip for onward travel.

  • By car: you can come straight to our Basecamp in Sault if you prefer - we’ll let you know the address once you are booked on. Please plan to arrive by 8pm to start your adventure, and to leave after 3pm on the last day.

    However you arrive, once at Basecamp our team will take care of everything so you can fully relax. Your total break can begin!

Any questions?

Any questions?






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.

Everything is perfectly organized and orchestrated! Bravo and thank you :)

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Alice Germain Corse

Many thanks to JB and the team for this fantastic adventure. Perfectly organized in a dream setting and a holiday that combines sporting effort and fine cuisine. An absolute must!

Aymeric M.

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Sublime experience with GravelUp: equipment, team, instructor. An opportunity to discover France and other continents in a new way. The icing on the cake: the team is always ready to help. Don't hesitate to discover Gravel or use your Gravel with them.

Julie D.


An exciting stay with the discovery of varied and intense sporting routes through magnificent landscapes. Quality and friendly staff who were able to help us discover the local cuisine at the same time.

Jacques P.

Jacques P.

Women's gravel weekend organized by the GravelUp team. A simply brilliant excursion with a team that listens, ultra-cool bikes, and a route suited to beginners and more experienced riders alike. I loved it and recommend you try it if you want to try the gravel adventure! An experience I will be repeating!

Fiona C.


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.

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Gravel Up, our expeditions to discover the Ventoux region on a gravel bike.

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

Join us for a 3-day escapade, exploring the Ventoux massif by gravel and admiring 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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