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North Corsica road cycling

North Corsica road cycling. Self-guided North Corsica road bike Trip
From March 1 until October 31
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Corsica road cycling Self-guided

The best time to cycle on Corsica Island is in April, May, June, or September, and October. In July and August, it can be hot. The Cape of Corsica in the North is one of the favorite routes for road cyclists or e-bikers. You can cycle along the east coast, over the top of the Cape, and then down the west coast. The views are stunning. Your start will be in the pleasant coastal town of Bastia. The capital of Corsica has a wonderful old town and is certainly well worth visiting. Moreover, the North Corsica route is famous for its stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, impressive cliffs, and spectacular views.

Cycle up to villages like Corte, the ancient capital in the center of the island, or the picturesque port of St Florent. On the west coast, you’ll cycle up to Calvi and Porto. These tiny and peaceful villages are the pearls of Corsica Island. The routes along the Mediterranean coastline are considered one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Europe! From Porto, the trip goes back inland before the descent down to the old capital of Corte. Cycling on Corsica Island is very special. The island attracts many road cyclists from all around the world. The self-guided North Corsica is also suitable for e-bikes.

Challenge yourself and enjoy a fantastic Cycling Holiday on the beautiful island of Corsica!

  • Bastia, Corsica’s historic capital
  • Perfectly paved routes along the coast to the Bay of Porto
  • Fantastic panorama views over the city of Bastia and the bay of St-Florent
  • The beautiful village of Calvi
  • Stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, impressive cliffs, and spectacular views
  • The pure nature region of Castagniccia is known for its old chapels
Day 1
Check in
Check-in around 14.00 at your hotel. For those who want to have an airport pick up please contact us. Note: Pick up at the airport on request. There will be a bike fitting and briefing for this self-guided North Corsica trip. Depending on the time of your arrival, you’ll be able to explore Bastia.
Day 2
Bastia to St Florent 86 km or 100 km
During the first stage of this itinerary, you’ll cycle northwards to the Cape of Corsica, a wild and magnificent part of the island. The route follows the coastal road along with crystal clear waters and offers some stunning views. You’ll ride along the eastern coastline and cross the northern tip of Corsica via the Col de la Serra. Accommodation in St Florent.
Day 3
St Florent to Calvi 90 km or 120 km
Another exciting day on your road bike! After leaving St Florent’s Bay, you’ll cycle to the famous Désert des Agriates and the Col de Vezzu in order to reach the Balagne and its authentic little mountain villages, from which you’ll get wonderful views over the sea and the rest of the region. Accommodation Calvi.
Day 4
Calvi to Porto 85 km
One of the most beautiful coastal roads in Europe awaits you today! Day 4 offers magnificent views over Corsica’s wild coastline and its mysterious wind-shaped rocks. Directly after the ride over Col de Palmarella, the Gulf of Girolata and the Scandola Nature Reserve will come into sight. Accomodation in Porto.
Day 5
Porto loop ride 100 km
Day at leisure ... for keen cyclists: -Climb up to Col de Sevi or take the opportunity to ride a 100 km loop. You can spend a lazy day on the beach or explore the village. We suggest a visit to the natural reserve of Scandola and the Calanches de Piana by boat. Make a walkthrough of UNESCO’s World Heritage Park Calanches de Piana. Cyclists, who feel brave enough to tackle the Col de Sevi (1101m), can also take the opportunity to tackle a 100km ride loop ride. Accomodation in Porto.
Day 6
Porto to Corte 85 km or 110 km
Starting from Porto, today’s ride will lead you to climb the Col de Vergio (1477m) for 30km and to travel through magnificent landscapes such as those of the Spelunca Gorge or the mystical Aïtone forest. Then, you will start a 35km descent, including fifteen through the extraordinary Scala di Santa Regina. Accommodation Corte (with the Restonica Gorge).  
Day 7
Corte - Lucciana 90km or 110 km
Your last cycling day. Immerse and cycle the Castagniccia area of Corsica. Start in Corte, today's route leads you through the pure nature region of Castagniccia known for its old chapels, natural water sources, and centuries-old chestnut trees. The Castagniccia region is also well known as the birthplace of Corsica’s most famous men: Sambucucciu d'Alene and Pascal Paoli. With no less than four cols to climb, this stage is one of the hardest of your North Corsica road bike trip. Once you leave the mountains, you will reach the east coast and your final destination, the pleasant town of Lucciana. Accommodation in a 3-star hotel near the airport.
Day 8
Departure day... Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home, or a pleasant stay on Corsica Island. Airport transfers on request.


  • The airports of Bastia and Ajaccio are the most important hubs of Corsica Island. Air Corsica is the main operator of Corsica Island. Easy Jet has several flights to Bastia airport as well.
  • Bastia airport (Poretta) lies 22 km from the center of Bastia. At the arrival halls, you can find the bus stop to Bastia city center. The shuttle bus will bring you 30 minutes to Bastia’s railway station. Taxi ranks are in front of the terminal. The ride to downtown Bastia is roughly €40.

Ferry Boats

  • The most important ports of Corsica are Bastia and Ajaccio. Ferry boats leaving for Corsica from Toulon and Nice. Another possibility is the ports of Savona & Livorno in Italy. Corsica Ferries is a France and Italian Ferry Company that operates between France & Italy and the Island of Sardinia.

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  • 7 nights lodging in 3* hotels for two persons
  • Info meeting & bike fitting on your first day
  • Routes maps & information package
  • Daily breakfast from day 2 to day 8
  • All baggage transfers
  • Supplement for single bedrooms: 380€
  • Supplement for July and August departures: 120€
  • Discount nights in 2/3-star hotels: 230€
  • Supplement for luxury version (nights in 3/4-star hotels) : 640€
  • Hybrid bike rental - TREK FX2: 130€
  • Electric bike rental - TREK UM3+ : 190€
  • Aluminium road bike rental (compact crankset) - TREK Domane AL3 : 190€
  • Carbon road bike rental (Disc brake) - TREK Emonda SL6: 270€




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