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GravelUp - Corsica 3 day trip

25th April

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Days

3 day trip

Adventure

From

£1355 GBP

“A GravelUp trip isn’t a race, it's an adventure to be shared and savoured. The average speed is the one that allows everyone to enjoy the landscapes we travel through. We start together and we finish together. That’s the GravelUp spirit.”

Sportive breaks is proud to partner with GravelUp a leading gravel biking agency in Europe.   

GravelUp has crafted exclusive tours to explore Corsica from a totally different perspective.  

Join us for 3 days of adventure with a group of 10 riders at max and expand your own limits and passion for adventures to reconnect with what really matters in life.

The trip starts on April 25th at 5 pm (pick up time at Ajaccio airport) and ends on April 28th at 5 pm (drop off time at Ajaccio airport). 

Be ready to feel immersed in nature! This gem of an island is full of gravel paths and tiny roads. Between mountains, cliffs and the sea there’s also deserted wilderness from where you will discover the beauty of the Mediterranean from a totally different angle. The distance for this trip ranges from 40 to 60km daily with an average daily elevation of 500-1200m.  

For the British Cycling Members Free Bike Hire Offer*: please book your trip without bike hire, then immediately afterwards (or whenever is convenient for you within the next few days), please contact our customer team quoting your British Cycling Membership Number and they will add free bike hire (including the size and type you require) to your booking. *T’s and C’s apply and can be viewed here>

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Exclusive hotel: 3 nights in a hotel near Sartène

Guided Rides : Fully supported and guided rides. 

What's Included?

Accommodation

3 nights in an exclusive hotel near Sartène

Meals Included

All meals included

Return Transfers

Return transfer from Ajaccio airport

Fully Guided Rides

A professional and local guide leading all rides

Mechanic

Mechanical assistance for the duration of the tour

Wellness Activities

Yoga, meditation and relaxation activities

Also Available at a Supplement

Single Occupancy

Available for a supplement

Gravel Bike Hire

Carbon frame gravel bikes from the French brand  ORIGINE available for hire at a supplement.

Packages and Prices

Be ready to feel immersed in nature! This gem of an island is full of gravel paths and tiny roads. Between mountains, cliffs and the sea there’s also deserted wilderness from where you will discover the beauty of the Mediterranean from a totally different angle. The distance for this trip ranges from 40 to 60km daily with an average daily elevation of 500-1200m.  

Prices

  • £1355 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) or 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £1562 based on single occupancy of a room

 Included with your weekend

  • Return transfer from Ajaccio Airport
  • All food for the stay
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a double room (single option at extra cost)
  • A great welcome pack
  • A mechanic who will share his secrets with you
  • A professional and local guide
  • Unique tracks designed by the GravelUp Team
  • Assistance and transportation van
  • Wellness activities – Yoga, meditation, relaxation
  • Visits to various historical and cultural sites
  • An evening of celebration
  • A community of enthusiasts

Also available

  • Bike rental

Highlights from GravelUp tours in Corsica

Itinerary

Day To Day

3 days of gravel with a star-shaped route, discovering an authentic and unique region, allowing you to challenge yourself physically. Our guide will help you get to grips with the special features of gravel bikes and give you invaluable riding tips. The aim is to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible and get the most out of the landscapes. 

We will pick you, and your gravel bike if you are bringing your own, from Ajaccio airport at 5pm.

You will be staying in comfortable accommodation: Our passionate host will tell you the story of the eco-shepherd’s hut he built with his own hands. A life project for this epicurean who loves traveling, cooking and meeting people. 

Let’s discover the Ortolo Valley and its famous local wineries. Starting from Tribu, our Basecamp, we will climb to reach the valley next to where we stay. 

With sceneries looking very much like South Africa and amazing wineries, our first stop will be at our friends of Domaine de Saparale. The owner Julie and her team will be very happy to have you visit the property and taste some of their wines. 

After we will ride along the Ortolo river to reach the end of the Valley and enjoy amazing views on the mountains around. Take a break and get ready for today’s main climb, partly on road and with a finish on amazing Gravel, it will definitely reward you with stunning views of this wine Valley. 

A short transfer by van to drive you up the center mountains and the region of Alta Rocca for definitely the Queen stage of our trip!  

Warming up around the Bavella peaks with a secret gravel route that only the locals know of. It will bring you, off the beaten track to the village of Quenza from where will start the climb to the mythical Coccione plateau. 

We have special agreement to be able to cross this protected plateau on our Gravel bike. Be ready for wilderness, local boars, horses and cows and watch out for the Pozzin these tiny rivers that are both underground and above ground. We promise you challenge and total disconnection, the perfect place for an unforgettable day on the bike. 

After the incredible descent and leaving the Coscione area, we will head back towards the Vaccia mountain path and descent towards Aullène where the van will pick us up and drive back to Tribu our basecamp. 

Our last day brings us to the remote Cala di Conca. Departing from our Base camp, we will bring you by the seaside, with a breathtaking 12km descent on gravel to bring us to a secluded beach… after a potential short swim we will keep gravel riding in the local bush called Maquis to reach the little city of Tizanno and head back to Tribu. 

We will provide a return transfer to Ajaccio airport, dropping off at 5pm.

More About GravelUp

GravelUp are three like-minded adventure enthusiasts, setting themselves apart from holiday companies, as an ‘Adventure Enabler’. Their shared passion for travel and cycling combine to offer tours across the beautiful and unspoiled mountains of Europe on gravel bikes, providing authentic experiences and the best that local areas have to offer.

A small team of experts in travel, working closely with the most experienced local guides and providers to ensure that each trip provides exciting and adventurous gravel riding alongside an opportunity for relaxation and wellness activities.

GravelUp will take you to the summit of remote European mountains, with some testing routes but not against the clock or in competition with other riders – it’s all about being a part of the environment and eco-system and utilising the gravel bike as a means to reconnect to nature and explore the beauty of Europe.

“A GravelUp trip isn’t a race, it’s an adventure to be shared and savoured. The average speed is the one that allows everyone to enjoy the landscapes we travel through. We start together and we finish together. That’s the GravelUp spirit.” 

 

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We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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