Vosges

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

HURRY UP!

Until August 1, 2022: enjoy our "Pre-SEASON" rate: €1,000 (instead of €1,150)

Want to ride with your mates?

We offer you a proportional discount depending on the number of people in your group. Contact us on +33 6 52 39 58 79 or bonjour@gravelup.earth for more information.

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A program 100% created by Gravel Up

Come and experience an adventure on a Gravel bike in the heart of the Vosges mountains, between lakes and fir trees.

During a long weekend, we welcome you in the middle of the forest of "La Bresse" for 4 days of exploration around our base camp. (Re)discover this mountainous massif with those who make its authenticity !

A first introduction, on Thursday afternoon, will allow you to familiarize yourself with your new companion of "gravel" in the presence of the guide and his wise advice. Don't hesitate to share your feelings so that he/she can help you understand the particularities of the Gravel bike. You will be accompanied by competent people to combine physical effort and pleasure.

You will start this adventure at the foot of the Vosges mountains in an atypical and family domain. Your hosts will have at heart to make you discover the history, the culture and the heritage which surround them. 

You will follow the course of the Moselotte river to observe the softness of the Vosges slopes and its "balloons" overhanging a dense forest of spruces. To accompany you on this long journey, innkeepers and shopkeepers will be happy to help you discover their region.

Let yourself go by taking advantage of the moments of well-being - yoga, meditation, relaxation - allowing you to disconnect to better reconnect and make the most of this unique experience in a splendid setting.

A little taste that won't leave you indifferent? 

Discover the charm of the Vosges during this human adventure off the beaten track!

Date range:
April – October 2022
Duration:
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1000M+
Difficulty:
3 / 10

Gravel Up benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Mulhouse train station
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a double or triple 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 (60 eur/day)

Our base camp

Typical farmhouses. The ideal lunch break.

Gravel trails along the White lake.

Les chemins gravel sur les bords du lac Blanc.

Preparation & equipment

Guide

We select for you local guides, passionate about their territory.

Bike mechanic, bike shop manager and even eco-guard on the Hoeneck, our guide is the best person to help you discover Vosges mountains. 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 bike guiding (BPJEPS), he/she will make sure you are safe and will share with you various tips and tricks on how to ride the Vosgian trails.

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.

eGravel 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.

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

You are about to experience an Adventurer expedition. This is our blue trail but 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.

Nevertheless you don't need a high level of technical / cycling knowledge.

To fully enjoy this expedition, we recommend that you practice an endurance sport such as jogging, swimming or cycling, at least once a week.

Having already done at least 3 hours of cycling will allow you to feel more comfortable and to better enjoy the breathtaking landscapes you will cross.

The use of automatic pedals is recommended but not mandatory, we allow the use of flat pedals.

It is important to be able to stand up on the pedals in order to negotiate certain descents and climbs.

How to get there ?

  • By train : Mulhouse train station

  • By car : Meet us directly at our base camp at La Bresse.

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 3pm.

For the last day, plan a departure at the end of the morning and enjoy a well deserved rest.

Any questions?

All questions

Equipment

Level

Safety

I had a wonderful time with GravelUp! The organisation was perfect and the team very attentive. The cycling route was magnificent and several surprises made the stay very enjoyable (yoga session, visit of the forest with a specialist, visit of a sheepfold with cheese tasting...). In short, an unforgettable experience that I will repeat!

Thomas C. - Adventurer Vosges - May 2022

Great experience with GravelUp, despite my beginner level. Great team, great atmosphere. A participant broke his chain - the technical team intervened and in 10 minutes we were back on the road.

Matthieu E. - Adventurer Vosges - May 2022

A big congratulations to the GravelUp team for this great trip! Everything was top notch, the setting, the atmosphere, the courses, the logistics, the little touches, and the team was really nice!

Mathieu M. - Adventurer Vosges - May 2022

Incredible experience, surpassing oneself, conviviality, nature, splendid landscapes, and with the GravelUp team taking care of everything. Ideal for a different kind of weekend with friends!

Julien A. - May 2022