Vosges

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

HURRY UP!

Book now your stay for the 2023 season and take advantage of the "Early Bird" rate of 1000 € (instead of 1250 €) valid until November 1st 2022.

Join a group of 12 people to live a strong experience in the discovery of a territory. Come with your best smile and we will take care of the rest! 

Possibility to rent our top-of-the-range gravel bikes for an extra charge:

  • 180 euros for a muscular gravel bike

  • 240 euros for an electric gravel bike

Possibility to privatise the group from 8 people - contact us for more information.

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One Percent for the Planet

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

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 3 days of exploration around our base camp. (Re)discover this mountainous massif with those who make its authenticity !

A first introduction at your arrival 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 - Juin 2023
Duration:
3 DAYS / 2 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 2 nights in a double or triple room
  • 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)

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 (or equivalent)

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 (or equivalent).

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 noon. And for the last day, plan a departure from our base camp at 4pm.

Any questions?

All questions

Equipment

Level

Safety

I can highly recommend GravelUp, great organisation, nice accommodation, great team! Thanks for everything!

Johannes H. - June 2022

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. - May 2022

Great experience. Nice weekend to discover the Vosges Massif with a great organisation that was very careful for the riders ! The snacks, the meals, the local activities ... everything was well thought out. A great group life that really underpinned a superb weekend!

I would gladly go back with GravelUp to discover new spaces and new people. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a great cycling weekend!

Steven J. - June 2022

Great team, great organisation! The bikes rented are top of the range. We came to try gravel but we spent 4 days with friends having fun in beautiful landscapes. Special dedication to Loïc, our local guide/monitor, for making us discover his superb region!

Maxime N. - May 2022

A unique opportunity to discover a new kind of cycling and a new territory. The local guide and the organisation put us at ease very quickly and made the trip very friendly and pleasant.

Olivier H. - June 2022

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. - 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

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. - May 2022

Great trip! Very well organised with a very timely route. A great discovery of a mountain range and its specificities with excellent professionals.

Jean-François D. - June 2022

Everything was perfect! The high quality bikes, the atmosphere, the food, the accommodation, the support during the day with the breaks in the middle of nowhere ... In short, a stay where you can take a lot of pleasure in the best conditions you can imagine!

Jean-Philippe K. - Juin 2022

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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