Journal

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.

Journal

Which of our destinations is the one for you?

We’ve chosen our three destinations really carefully, each are breathtaking in their own right and make for a unique experience on a bike. Choosing between them is tricky so we thought we’d give you a bit more info on each to help you make up your mind. Read on to find out more.

An adventure retold - welcome to the gravel paradise of Les Grands Causses.

My mother always said that you have to take the plunge, a phrase that is entirely appropriate here. No matter what has brought us here and where we have come from, we find ourselves in the saddle ready explore the roads, gravel and paths less travelled here.