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Raid Corsica Road Cycling

The Raid Corsica road cycling trip is perfect if you are looking for tough climbs and is only suitable for fit cyclists with daily stages from 100 km to 180 km.
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Experience Corsica – Guide Raid Corsica road cycling trip

The Raid Corsica is a famous cycling route created by the Audax Club Parisien. This organization has existed for more than 100 years and is known for the long-distance race “Paris-Brest-Paris”. Cycling on Corsica is wonderful, the island offers you great rides through the beautiful and varied landscapes. Magnificent nature, a beautiful rocky coastline, and lovely sandy beaches. Almost two-thirds of Corsica is covered by natural parks. Furthermore, you will experience great climbs and awesome downhills through the beautiful Corsican nature. Corsica is nicknamed “the mountain of the sea’. The route of this Raid Corsica is stunning, because of the famously hilly and mountainous scenery.

The tour starts in Bastia, you are cycling northwards around the Cap Corse. You will follow the coastal road with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. During the tour, you will visit many famous places in Corsica like Porto, Piana, Ajaccio, Bonifacio, Aleria, and Castagniccia. Ajaccio is the city where Napoleon was born.

If you looking for tough climbs this will be your chance. This tour is only suitable for fit cyclists with daily stages from 100 km to 180 km. If you make it through all of the planned checkpoints of this program, you will get a medal and a certificate. We are there to look after you and provide the best possible assistance, so you just have to concentrate on your cycling! Be part of the Raid Corsica made by Corsicans!

Jump on your road bike and enjoy Corsica island

  • Visiting UNESCO World Heritage sides
  • Explore multiple medieval villages
  • Experience the best of  Corsica “the mountain of the sea’.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views, sandy beaches, rocky coastline, and the mountainous roads
  • Discover the beautiful French island on a high-end road bike
  • Visiting Ajaccio, the village where Napoleon was born
Day 1
The Cap Corse / +110km - +365m
From Bastia, the tour begins northwards, around "Cap Corse" (the northern extremity of the island). This is a wonderful undulating coastal road with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, and the island of Elba and Capri. The main challenge of the day is the Col de la Serra. Night in the picturesque port of St. Florent on the south-west side of the Cap. 
Day 2
Through the Corsican desert to Porto / +172km - +536m
Leaving the bay of St. Florent, you ride across the "Desert des Agroates", where an easy climb sets yop for the day (Col de Vezzu, +311m). After a swift descent, the route takes you along the coast, before heading into the Balagne with its typical Corsican villages. After cycling through Calvi, with its superb Citadelle, a great coastal road awaits you and leads you to Porto, over the Col de Palmarella. Night in Porto.
Day 3
Piana, over the Col de Vergio into the heart of the sea / +129km - +1479m
This stage starts with the climb to Piana, through the famous "Calanches" (a UNESCO World-Heritage site). The route then continues through other incredible scenery including the Spelunca Gorge and the Aïtone forest, and then up to the highest Corsican road pass, the Col de Vergio, which goes up must come down, and you will have nearly 39km of downhill (including Scala Regina, which is fast and twisty). Finally, there is one little climb over the Col d'Ominanda (+654m), before crossing Corte (+396m) and finishing in Venaco. Night in Venaco. 
Day 4
From the center of the island to Ajeccio / +171km - +1323m
Today, you will be heading southwards, and after a few warm-up kilometers on the main road, two of the nicest climbs of the week await you: the Col de Sorba and the Col de Verde, from there, you can enjoy the downhill, through the villages of the upper Taravu-Valley, before riding over the Col St. Georges (+757m), and up again towards Bastelica (+770m). Night in Ajaccio.
Day 5
From Ajaccio to Boniacio / +141km - +512m
From the city of Napoleon's birth, the route winds along the coast (over Coti-Chiavari, +486m), until reaching Propriano. After a little loop through the typical village of Sartene (+305m), you will follow the main road to Bonifacio (famous for its houses, perched precariously on the white cliffs). The last 25km of the stage are nearly flat. Overnight in Bonifacio.
Day 6
Over the Col de Bavella to Aleria / +140km - +1219m
Today's stage is a "road classic", up to the Osppedale Region (forest and lake), over the Col d'Illarata through the village of Zonza, and up again to the well-known Col de Bavella. After enjoying the great views over the "needles" you will ride down to the east coast until reaching Solenzara. Along the coast, the route heads northwards to the ancient Roman city of Aleria. Night in Aleria.
Day 7
The Castagniccia / +136km - +834m
From the largest plain of the island, you will head into the mountains again. More precisely, you will ride through a very authentic area known for its chestnut forests: the Castagniccia. The main climbs are the Col San Gavino (+697m), the Col d'Arcarotta (+819m), and the Col Sant'Agotino, you will then ride through some typical villages, before reaching the east coast again. Night in Bastia.
Day 8
Departure day
After breakfast, the tour ends. The harbor is just a few minutes away and you have about 20km to the airport (we can organize a transfer if needed).

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  • 2 & 3 *** hotels with double or twin rooms
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Assistance Number
  • All picnics and dinners from picnic lunch on day 1 to dinner on day 7 (except dinner in Ajaccio)
  • All breakfasts
  • Assistance (driver + vehicle) during the entire tour
  • 2** and 3*** stars hotels in double/twin rooms
  • Single room: €350
  • Aluminum road bike rental (compact crankset) - TREK Domane AL3 2018: €350
  • Carbon road bike rental (Disc brake) - TREK Emonda SL6 2018: €410
  • GPS rental: €70
  • GPS tracks on a USB stick: €25
  • Transfer at the beginning from the airport to Bastia, or at the end from Bastia to the airport: €55
  • The transfer to the starting point of the tour, and the transfer after the tour
  • Unplanned transfers
  • Dinner in Ajaccio
  • Optional Activities
  • Bike rental, possible repair costs
  • Personal spending.




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