GravelUp, the story
Gravel Up is the brainchild of 3 forty-somethings who, after meeting each other on the other side of the World, decided to throw themselves into a slightly crazy adventure! We’re united by our shared passions for travel and cycling, bringing our individual experiences and knowledge together as Gravel Up.
That’s us below – Jb, Oliv and Aurel. Maybe, like some of you, we craved a different way of life where we were in control and not stuck in the daily grind. So Gravel Up was born - not just another holiday company but an ‘Adventure Enabler,’ helping you to explore some of the most beautiful and unspoilt mountain ranges in Europe, all on your new best friend… a gravel bike!
OUR FIRST TRIP TOGETHER
June 2021, and after months of figuring out what Gravel Up was going to be, it was finally time to go in search of gravel to test both our concept and our bikes. We were on the hunt for adventure on a remote journey through the mountains… But where to go? It needed to be legendary, so Corsica ticked all our boxes in terms of the riding, scenery and authenticity, whilst still being off the beaten track.
Our journey across Corsica was the springboard for our next adventure - making Gravel Up a reality. It was a welcome chance for the 3 of us to be together and reinforce what we’ve always known… that riding bikes across mountains makes you happy.
A life-changing journey to formalise Gravel Up’s ethos and « raison d’être » - enabling our riders to explore some of the many hidden gems of Europe, meeting local people and sharing the joy of the journey with fellow riders.
All the important info you need for getting back out on the Trails.
As everyone heads back to work and school after the summer break, we’ve put all the key info together to help you get back on the bike (if you stopped!): Getting (back) on the bike, choosing the right kit, heading off on a bike trip, gravel events to take part in...
Gravel vs Road, what’s the difference?
It’s not really news anymore that gravel is having it’s moment, with all kinds of bikes now available for all kinds of riding. It’s where MTB meets road riding, for a do-it-all bike that can take on a large variety of terrain, with unrivalled versatility. A gravel bike can take you from your daily commute to a long distance trip, via any trail it can find in between. So is a gravel bike just another bike on the market??