Explorer stay in Corsica with Gravel Up

Hébergement et activités

The ideal expedition to get away from it all with GRAVEL UP!

Our 5 day point to point adventure will take you from our Base Camp through mountains to the coast of Corsica, taking in all the local culture en route, with the odd col to climb thrown in for a challenge.

 

A PROGRAM 100% CREATED BY GRAVEL UP

The discovery of the center of Corsica by bike.

We will meet you at our base camp, hidden in the heart of the Sartenais. Hidden yes, because our host renovated alone his eco sheepfold and keeps it secret for our greatest pleasure. A real haven of peace to start this unique adventure, to get to know each other and already start to disconnect. 

We will begin the 1st day by a the discovery of the Corsican maquis. We will take our time in order to prepare ourselves physically and mentally for the next 4 days which are going to be rich as much in sport as in culture!

Between Corsican vineyards, authentic villages of the center and the mythical needles of Bavella we will make you discover the province of Alta Rocca. The objective is to reach the Coscione plateau which is normally only accessible to hikers. And it is precisely there that the magic of the gravel operates, at ease as well on the roads as on the paths.

Back to the south by the massif of Ospedale and the heights of Porto-Vecchio to come back to our base camp and take the time to realize the adventure that we have just lived. 

We will close the adventure by a moment of sharing still under the magic of the crossing of the Corsican mountains by bike and the strong bonds that we wove together.

We promise you that after that, you will ask for more!

 

DAILY DISTANCE:50 - 80 KMDAILY ELEVATION:1000 - 1500M+DIFFICULTY:6 / 10

 

DEPARTURES DATES:

APRIL 12, 2023
MAY 17, 2023
MAY 22, 2023
JUNE 7, 2023
SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
OCTOBER 18, 2023

 

Join a group of 10 people to live a unique experience. Bring your bike or rent ours (extra charge). Electric gravel bikes available too.

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

 

PREPARATION & EQUIPMENT

GUIDE

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

Bike mechanic, bike shop manager and even eco-guard on the Coscione plateau, our guide is the best person to help you discover Corsica. 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 Corsican 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.

 

PHYSICAL PREPARATION

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.

To get the most out of this expedition, we recommend that you practice an endurance sport such as jogging, swimming or cycling several times a week. Having already done long bike rides of at least 4 hours will allow you to feel more comfortable and better enjoy the breathtaking landscapes you will cross. At least 2 days in a row of cycling experience is a plus.

Use of automatic pedals is mandatory, ability to maneuver the bike on all types of terrain and good braking technique.

 

HOW TO GET THERE ?

  • By plane : Figari airport
  • By car : Meet us directly at our base camp "Tribu".
  • By boat : Ajaccio or Porto Vecchio

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 6pm. For the last day, plan a departure from our base camp at 4pm.

 

 

Further information

Book now your stay for the 2023 season and take advantage of the "Early Bird" rate of 1990 € (instead of 2490 €) valid until January 31st 2023.

Benefits

THIS IS INCLUDED

 

AT THE CAMP
  • Return transfer from Figari airport
  • Accommodation 4 nights in a double 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 (supp

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