Bastia to Calvi 115 km or 140 km
Starting point – Day 1 Bastia center, at 11.00am. You will meet your fellow cyclling friends in front of the tourist office (on the place Saint Nicolas). If you require an overnight before day one just let us know and we book a hotel nearby.Your first cycling day on Corsica Island you’ll cycle from Bastia to Balagne. You first head west up to Col de Teghime. Here you’ll have a fantastic panorama view over the city of Bastia and the bay of St-Florent. The road sweeps downhill from here through Patrimonio, a region known for its vineyards (a quick stop to taste a few good wines is not a bad idea). After Patrimonio you cross St-Florent and ride through the Corsican desert (le désert des Agriates), before reaching the small villages of the Balagne, on the northwest coast. Accomodation in Calvi. Option 1 is approx 115km - 2000 heightmeters - Max height is 549 meter. Option 2
is approx 140km - 2450 heightmeters Max height: 685m
Calvi to Porto 105 km or 170 km
The second day brings you to the bay of Porto The route follows the coastal road along crystal clear waters, and offers some stunning views. The major climb of the day is the Col de Palmarella. After the "Col de la Croix", through a few typical villages, you’ll reach Porto and its famous Genoese tower. If you want to, you can ride up to the "Calanques de Piana" (an extraordinary rock formation, UNESCO world heritage). Accomodation in Porto. Option 1 approx 80km -1300 heightmeters - 105km with Calanques de Piana" Max height: 408m. Option 2 is approx 170km - heightmeters 3000m Max height: 1084m
Porto to Corte 115 km
Another exciting day on your road bike! You’ll leave Porto behind you for a nice ride through the Spelunca gorges in the heart of Corsica. You’ll ride through stunning gorges into the Aïtone-forest and up to the highest road pass of the island, the Col de Vergio. Don't be surprised to see some pigs, cows, goats or other wildlife on your way. A long downhill awaits you (the twisty and narrow Scala Santa Regina is just pure pleasure!), before crossing Corte (where the island's university is located) and finally reaching the region of Venaco. Accomodation in Corte 115km -heightmeters 2980m - Max height: 1477m
Corte to Propriano 110 km or 145 km
You’re right in the middle of Corsica island. After breakfast your day starts directly with ta climb to Col de Vizzavona followed by a short fast downhill before climbing again, up to the top of Col de Scalella. Further on the route undulates through some old historical villages. Your hotel accommodation is situated in the bay Propriano with a spectacular view over the Mediterranean. Accomodation in Propiano. Option 1 110km - heightmeters 2300m - Max height: 1178m. Option 2 About 145km - heightmeters 2500m - Max height: 1178m.
Propriano to Cozzano 95 km or 115 km
Unfortunately you leave the beautiful Bay of Propriano behind. This day you’ll cycle through the region of Alta Rocca. You’ll pass nice picturesque villages and many olive trees fields. From Zonza the climb starts to one of the most famous mountains in Corsica: Col de Bavella. Relax on top and enjoy the amazing views before you continue your way to the last col of today: Col de la Vaccia. Option 1 - 95km -heightmeters 2400 Max height: 1190m. Option 2 more hard with "Aiguilles de Bavella Approx 115km - hieghtmeters 2800m Max height: 1205m
Cozzano to Corte 80 km or 100 km
Almost your last cycling day. Today's stage goes from Coscione to the historical capital of Corsica. Warm up your legs before you’ll conquer the first climb out of three: Col de Verde. A beautiful road through the Verde-forest followed by the next uphill section, up the superb Col de Sorba. Enjoy the views but keep your eyes on the road during the long and twisty descent. The next pass is a bit easier and also offers unique views over the Corsican countryside. Down again on a superb and twisty road, before rolling the last few km into Corte, historical capital of the island. Option 1 - Approx 80kms heightmeters 1750m - Max height: 1314m. Option 2 more hard approx 100km - heightmeters 2250m - Max height: 1314
Corte to Bastia 105 or 123 km
Your last cycling day. Immerse and cycle the Castagniccia area of Corsica. Today's route winds through the pure nature region of Castagniccia known for its old chapels, natural water sources and centuries old chestnut trees. That's pure nature!! Keep your eyes open for the "Milan Royal" (a local Corsican bird ). Soon you will reach the east coast again, and Bastia is not much further. Option 1 Distance 105km to the aiport with 2150 heightmeters or 123km ( if you want to stay at the port) - Max height: 985m.
- We can book an extra night for you in Bastia or in Lucciana near the airport.