Grade

Challenging

When

Apr-Oct

Accommodation

2* and 3* Hotels

Price 2* and 3* Hotels

From   € 1215

Road Bike Alu

€ 200

Carbon Road bike

€280 Trek Emonda SL 6

Start

Bastia

From: 1,215

Description

Road Cycling Tours Corsica

Road Cycling Tours Corsica Island from 6 persons or more

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Guided Road cycling holiday

Cycling on Corsica Island is very special. Your start of the cycling week will be in Bastia and ends in Bastia. The island attracts many road cyclists from all around the world. Beautiful landscapes are waiting to be discovered. Almost two-thirds of Corsica Island is covered by natural parks. Corsica is also known as “the mountain in the Sea”. The mountainous terrain makes Corsica not an easy island to cycle but that makes it more challenging to cycle. The route is famous because of the stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, impressive cliffs, and spectacular views. Furthermore, you’ll cycle tough climbs, great downhill’s through undulating natural beauties. Especially the rugged Mediterranean coast is typical of the island’s culture and heritage.

On all cycling days, you’ll climb some 700m on the mountains a day and you’ll cycle around the 100 km. These two things make this cycle trip a real challenging cycling week. You discover the amazing scenery that this Mediterranean island has to offer. Ride along the roads switching between coast and mountains and meet proud local people who will show their passion for food and traditions.

The accommodation is all well located and offers all comfort you need; whether in hotels, guest houses or auberges (double rooms). Certainly, this guided Road Cycling trip on Corsica island is a must-do for every keen cyclist!

Join us and get a fantastic cycling holiday on the island of Corsica!

  • Bastia, Corsica’s historic capital
  • Steep climbs followed by spectacular descents
  • The perfectly paved Route National the Coastal road to the bay of Porto
  • Fantastic panorama view over the city of Bastia and the bay of St-Florent
  • The beautiful Bay of Propriano
  • The pure nature region of Castagniccia is known for its old chapels
  • Well located accommodations like gîte d’etape, hotels, and typical Corsican auberges
  • The route is famous because of the Stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, impressive cliffs, and spectacular views
Day 1
Bastia to Calvi 115 km or 140 km
Starting point – Day 1 Bastia center, at 11.00 am. You will meet your fellow cycling 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. On 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 is 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. Accommodation in  Calvi. Option 1 is approx 115km - 2000 height meters - Max height is 549 meter. Option 2 is approx 140km - 2450 height meters  Max height: 685m
Day 2
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 with 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 height meters - 105km with Calanques de Piana" Max height: 408m. Option 2 is approx 170km - height meters 3000m Max height: 1084m
Day 3
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. Accommodation in Corte 115km -height meters 2980m - Max height: 1477m
Day 4
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 - height meters 2300m - Max height: 1178m. Option 2 About 145km - height meters 2500m - Max height: 1178m.
Day 5
Propriano to Cozzano 95 km or 115 km
Unfortunately, you leave the beautiful Bay of Propriano behind. On 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 -height meters 2400 Max height: 1190m. Option 2 more hard with "Aiguilles de Bavella Approx 115km - height meters 2800m Max height: 1205m
Day 6
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, the historical capital of the island. Option 1 -  Approx 80kms height meters 1750m -  Max height: 1314m. Option 2 more hard approx 100km -  height meters 2250m - Max height: 1314
Day 7
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 airport with 2150 height meters 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.

Airport

  • The airports of Bastia and Ajaccio are the most important hubs to 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 in 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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Dates 2021- 2022:
  • 2021 > 05 -11 Sep 2021 From 6 persons or more - 03 - 09 Oct 2021 Gueranteed departure
  • 2022 > 28 May - 03 June - 03 - 09 Sep 2022 - 01 -07 Oct 2022 From 6 persons or more

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  • 6 nights lodging in 2* and 3* boutique hotels & auberge in double rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinner from day 1 to day 6
  • Lunches from day 1 to day 7.
  • Van assistance and luggage transfer during the stages.
  • GPS Route
  • From 6 participants.
  • Level of difficulty - For regular cyclists. Daily stages from around 90km to 120km, with some steep climbs.
  • Single supplement € 220
  • June / September departures €50
  • June / September single room € 250
  • Airfares
  • Insurance
  • Alu road bike rental TREK Domane AL3 : € 200
  • Carbon road bike rental (Disc brake) - TREK Emonda SL6 € 280
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • The transfer to the starting point of the tour, and the transfer after the tour.
  • Optional activities for the program
  • Eventual repair costs.

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