September – Gravel and Wine

Gravel and Wine
18-19-20 september

Gravelbikes and gravelrides are often associated with nice beers and tasty barbeque food. Indeed, this makes for a delightfull combination. However, we think that gravelbiking also goes well with a good glass of Riesling wine and local German cuisine. Come give it a try! Experience three days of awsome guided gravel routes through some of Germany’s and Luxemburg’s best and most beautiful wine regions. We’ve arranged 2 wine tasting evenings for you to fully experience the gastronomical exellence of this region. Well deserved after a hard day of cycling. Your ‘base camp’ will be Nittel, a charming wine village on the borders of the Mosel river. You will be staying in a cosy and luxurious hotel for some good night’s sleep and relaxation. Hitting the trails and plowing through gravelroutes among the vineyards can be very demanding, but we will make sure that no man is left behind. All routes are tailor made to meet your expectations and wishes. Come thrill and chill with us! We have a maximum of 10 spots availible, so don’t hesitate too long!

“I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.”

– Every cyclist.

What’s all inclusive?
We aim to make your weekend as care-free as possible. This means you don’t have to worry about a place to stay, meals, making routes, recovery et cetera. Below you will find a brief summary of the most important things that are included in our weekend:

-3 guided routes
-2 overnight stays
-2x lunch
-pick-up service if your bike is damaged.
-Guarded bike-parking
-English, German, Dutch speaking

-2x breakfast
-2x diner with table water
-2 wine tastings
-After bike snacks
-Info on nutrition and training
-Foam-rolling recovery

How does it work?
Before we start making our routes, we would like to get to know you a bit better. Therefore we aks you to fill in some questiones for us in advance. These questions help us to make the perfect weekend for you. These concern information about your current form and health, your biking experience, specific wishes, et cetera. Don’t worry, your info is safe with us, we will never pass it on to a third party without your consent. When everyones information is gathered (max 10 persons), we start making and molding the weekend to everyones satisfaction. From there on it’s just, bike-eat-wine-sleep-repeat :-).

Who are we?
Good question! We are Rick Berends and Mark Schouten. Two dutch guys whith a great passion for roadbiking and gravelbiking. We are both sports physiotherapists and have cycled many miles (well, kilometers actually, but you get the point) together. Rick moved to Germany some years ago and lives close to the Luxemburg border. From there, we organize training events for cyclists a few times a year, because the region is hilly, beautiful and very well accessible from the Netherlands, where most of our guests come from. By combinig our passion for cycling with our medical knowledge, we offer can offer cyclists a personalised, all inclusive weekends packed with great guided rides, good food, good sleep and a lot of fun. We also enjoy sharing our knowledge about training, nutrition and technical advice on the bike. We offer free optical bike-fits and after-bike foam rolling session to help recover the muscles. Feel like a pro for a weekend.

Price for whole weekend: €449,- p.p.
Groups of 6 persons or more: €399,- p.p.

Not inluded: Travelling and health insurance. Panache! is not responsible for any (physical) harm, damage or theft of material during the weekend. Extra food or drinks besides what Panache offers, are to be paid by the guest. If you wish to stay in a 1-person room, we have to charge €40,- extra for the whole weekend.

Send a mail to to sign up or click here to visit our contact page (in dutch, still working on that ;-))