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GravelUp Corsica 5-Day Package 2024 - Prices from £1809.00pp

GravelUp Corsica 5-Day Package 2024

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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 5 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 May 8th at noon (pick up time at Ajaccio airport) and ends on May 12th 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 70 to 80km daily with an average daily elevation of 1000-1500m. 

Prices :

5 day rides / 4 nights - Wed-Sun

  • £1809 pp based on 2 people sharing a twin room (2 single beds) or double (1 bed for a couple)
  • £2085 pp supplement based on single use of a room 

Included with your tour :

  • 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 :

  • Single supplement
  • Bike rental (available at supplement) - more information below

Bike rental :

You can bring your own gravel bike or you can rent one with us. 

We offer you to ride on Carbon frame gravel bikes from the French brand ORIGINE. These bikes are built for perfectly designed for the trails of this trips and you will love riding them during these three days of adventure. ORIGINE E-gravel carbon framed bikes also available for rental.

Event Includes

Included with your tour :

  • 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
Your Itinerary

Wednesday 8th May 2024: Arrival day

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

On Day 1, we will start by getting to grips with the Gravels by exploring the Corsican scrubland - and be warned, it can sting the calves. We will take our time, preparing ourselves physically and mentally for the next 4 days, which promise to be rich in both sporting and cultural terms! 

We will welcome you to 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.? 

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 travelling, cooking and meeting people. 

Thursday 9th May 2024: Guided Ride

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. 

On Day 2 we will reach Zonza but first, pay a visit to our friends from Domaine de Saparale and visit their winery. Welcome to the Ortolo Vally, famous for its wines and its scenery reminding many about South Africa. 

After this local stop, it is time to gain some height and head toward the Alta Rocca. Great Gravel tracks and amazing mountain roads to reach the center of Corsica, remote, wild and with stunning mountain peaks. 

Friday 10th May 2024: Guided Ride

Day 3 is 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 a 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. 

Saturday 11th May 2024: Guided Ride

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 go through some amazing tracks and show you a different part of Corsica center with endless forests and incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Sunday 12th May 2024: Guided Ride & Departure Day

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 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! 

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

Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. 

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for France's current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note you do not need a medical certificate to take part in this Nice tour. 

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in France. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

The Venue

The starting point of the expedition will be in Sartene at our base camp TRIBU (or Ajaccio airport for those requiring a pickup).

Location

Location: 

BY PLANE

Aéroport Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte : http://www.2a.cci.fr/Aeroport-Napoleon-Bonaparte-Ajaccio.html

 

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  • Tribu Hotel

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    This hotel near Sartene is a secret gem which you will discover when you arrive. 

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