Vosges

Does looking through "Vosges-tinted" glasses inspire you? We'll take you to the Vosges mountains in the east of France, a real paradise for gravel riding. Its a special corner of France with lush forests, sometimes steep climbs and an authenticity thats hard to find nowadays. Theres trails a-plenty where you will (re) discover the sound of gravel crunching under your tires.

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The Thur Valley, Lac Vert, Lac Noir and Lac Blanc, with the mythical Grand Ballon in between... this really is Gravel paradise!

This lesser known (outside of France at least!) mountain range is the perfect playground for two-wheeled exploring with perfect gravel tracks and really quiet roads, just waiting for you to come on a journey.

What we love about gravel riding in the Vosges:

  • pure fresh air with forests as far as the eye can see

  • great local wine with Munster cheese tasting

  • ridge-line trails dotted with view points of the surrounding mountains

  • trout-filled lakes nestled in the rolling hills

  • traditional farm guesthouses and their hearty home-cooked meals

  • Alsace wine region just a pedal up the road

What jumps out at you from the Vosges?

Choose your expedition level

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Adventurer
From €1,000
Duration:
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1000M+
Difficulty:
3 / 10

Full day rides from our Base Camp, the perfect way to discover the Vosges Massif and adventure gravel riding.

Explorer
From €1,500
Duration:
5 days / 4 nights
Daily distance:
50 - 80 km
Daily elevation:
1000 - 1500M+
Difficulty:
6 / 10

We’ll head straight to the « Route des Crêtes » (ridge route) for this 5 days journey in the Hautes-Vosges. Built during the First World War, we will explore around this route taking us through typical Vosges landscapes with jaw dropping views to boot.

Pathfinder
From €2,500
Duration:
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
70 - 100+ km
Daily elevation:
1500 M+
Difficulty:
10 / 10

How does traversing the Vosges Massif north to south sound to you ? We’ll spend 7 days loosely following the official Traverse of the Massif de Vosges, but getting off the beaten track to explore the richness and variety of this lesser-known corner of France.

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View of the Vosges straight from the saddle.

Trip report of a bike adventure in The Vosges, a fantastic region of forest covered, dome shaped mountains and jaw dropping landscapes.

GravelUp, our expeditions to discover Les Vosges on a gravel bike

Our team have come up with three expeditions to keep everybody happy, from regular social cyclists to bikepacking fanatics.

Between 3 and 7 days riding crisscrossing Le massif des Vosges on a gravel bike with a group of like minded riders will allow you find landscapes and views that will take your breath away. GravelUp takes care of everything during the trip, from carefully chosen accommodation to local meals and snacks ideal for a days riding.

It’s not just this care that makes our expeditions unique, its the local knowledge of our guides and the chance to visit local people and places that make for genuine and beautiful picnic spots and overnight stays. All that’s left for you to do is choose which of our trips to start with and get your gravel bike ready for an unforgettable adventure.

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