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Highlights

Corsica is an island off the south eastern Mediterranean coast of France, known world-wide as the “Island of Beauty.” Get seduced by its rare natural beauty whose landscapes have been shaped by the winds and sea. Explore the small hidden bays, plunging cliffs, and unique Mediterranean vegetation. See the landmarks of an exceptional historical heritage. Discover the authentic lifestyle, traditions, and a one of a kind local gastronomy. Best of all, enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate.

The cycling tour of northern Corsica travels through the natural paradise of the Cap Corse, along the coastline of the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, and lets you explore hidden treasures of northern Corsica. Enjoy excellent wines delivered from the vineyards you pass through and savor some delicious local dishes. Visit the historical remnants of the past, bearing witness of an island forged with character. You will be awed, you will be inspired.

To see

Cap Corse, « Tours Génoises », towers dating to the 1500s that protected Corsica from foreign invasion, Vineyards of Luri, Moulin Mattei, the highest point of Cap Corse, Patrimonio, its famous vineyards and delicious restaurants, Saint Florent, don’t miss seeing the citade, Col de Vezzu , the Desert of Agriates to Ile Rousse

Gastronomy

The goat and sheep cheese, chestnuts, honey, the clementines, the prisuttu, the figatellu, the octopus salad, the aziminu, the sardines with agliolu, the wild boar stew, the storzapretti, the sartinesu, the venaco and casiglu, the falculelle, the muscatel and the myrtle liqueur

Wine

The muscatel of Cap Corse, the wine of Corsica, Patrimonio, Calvi, Ajaccio, Sartène, Figari, Porto-Vecchio

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Cap Corse


You will be greeted at the airport or port of Bastia and transferred directly to your hotel on the Cap Corse, the northern peninsula of Corsica. Nature has created a remarkable site. After an orientation meeting with a guide, you can take advantage of the beautiful local seashores, known for its snorkeling, or already stretch your legs with a short ride to admire the remarkable architecture of neighboring old stone villages.


Accommodation : Hotel U Pozzu** - Sisco show
Accommodation : Osteria A Stalla Sischese*** - Sisco show
Accommodation : Hotel Misincu***** - Cagnano show
Included : phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,arrival transfer with english speaking guide,Orientation with a local guide,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-2

From Sisco to Centuri


This morning you will bike north along the coastline. Along the way you will come across some interesting sentries known as « Tours Génoises » towers dating to the 1500s that protected Corsica from foreign invasion. Ride through the

vineyards of Luri

to join the fishing port of Maccianggio. Then take a nice climb to reach

Moulin Mattei

, the highest point of Cap Corse and much appreciated for its panorama. After the climb, enjoy the reward: a long downhill leading directly to the port of Centuri. Your hotel is situated in the heart of the marina. It’s the best place to observe a beautiful sunset while dining on famous lobster, caught locally.

Distance : 41 or 56 Km (25 or 35 mi).
Elevation : 560 or 860 m.


Accommodation : Hotel de la Jetee - Centuri show
Accommodation : Hotel le Vieux Moulin** - Centuri show
Accommodation : Hotel le Vieux Moulin** - Centuri show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-3

From Centuri to Saint Florent


Leave Centuri on a coastal road above the rugged cliffs that offer an astonishing view of discrete bays and their turquoise waters. Continue to Nonza and its surprising beach of black pebbles. Take a pause in this picturesque village. On your way, you can enjoy a nice break at Patrimonio, known for its wine and delicious restaurants. You will then reach Saint Florent, your final destination. Don’t miss seeing the citadel or amber along the port and small village boutiques. A boat transfer is available to reach the pearly white beaches of Saleccia.

Distance : 57 or 65 Km (35 or 40 mi).

Elevation : 830 or 1130 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Flor*** - St Florent show
Accommodation : Hotel Tettola*** - St Florent show
Accommodation : Hotel de La Roya*** - St Florent show
Included : luggage transfer,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast

J-4

Saint Florent Free Day or LOOP


You will have the choice today with 3 options from 30km to 50km. Those itineraries will take you on the quiet wine route and through several lovely villages. On the shortest version goes, you will have the opportunity to see the Padule lake and on the longest you will be able to visit St Michele de Murato. In Saint Florent, don’t miss seeing the citadel or amber along the port and small village boutiques. A boat transfer is available to reach the pearly white beaches of Saleccia.

Distance : 30 to 49 Km (18 to 31 mi).

Elevation : 300 to 860 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Flor*** - St Florent show
Accommodation : Hotel Tettola*** - St Florent show
Accommodation : Hotel de La Roya*** - St Florent show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-5

From Saint Florent to Ile Rousse


Today’s ride brings you to the heart of protected natural landscapes: The Sea, Corsica scrubland, winding roads through a wild paradise. Your ride will bring you to Col de Vezzu with superb panoramas of the sea on one side, and the majestic mountains on the other. A nice downhill brings you to Balagne with several options to arrive at Ile Rousse. Ile Rousse takes its name from the red colorings that paint the cliffs with each sunset. Be sure to admire the spectacle.

Distance : 48, 77 or 88 Km (30, 48 or 52 mi).

Elevation : 600, 1260 or 1400 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Casa Rossa - L'Ile Rousse show
Accommodation : Hotel la Pietra*** - Ile Rousse show
Accommodation : Hotel Perla Rossa**** - Ile Rousse show
Included : luggage transfer,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast

J-6

From Ile Rousse to Calvi


You leave Ile Rousse on some inland routes that cross some of the Most beautiful Villages of Corsica (Sant Antonino and Pigna among others) What a great opportunity to try some of the best restaurants in the region or some local produce ? We can give you our recommendations. The « Route des artisans » or Craftsmen road follows this balcony coastal road before descending to Calvi, a beautiful coastal destination.

Distance : 25, 31 or 35 Km (16, 19 or 22 mi).

Elevation : 360, 490 or 650 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Calvi Les Arbousiers - Calvi show
Accommodation : Hotel Revellata*** - Calvi show
Accommodation : Hotel La Signoria***** - Calvi show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-7

Departure from Calvi


Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Calvi. (Departure on your own. A taxi to the Calvi Airport will cost around 20 euros.)


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival: Bastia Airport. The best way to get in Bastia is by plane to Bastia Airport or by one of the numerous ferries which deserve Bastia’s harbour: from Marseille, Nice and Toulon (France) and from Genoa and Vado Ligure (Liguria, Italy) and from Livorno and Portoferraio (Tuscany, Italy).

Departure: Calvi Airport. The only way to reach Calvi airport from the city center or your hotel is by taxi, there is no bus or train to go there. If you prefer so, you can leave Corsica by ferry from Calvi to Nice or Vado Ligure. You can go back to Basta by train but there are only 2 trains a day.

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

More info

FX2 is fitness simplified. It offers a best-of-both-worlds combination of road bike speed and city bike comfort and versatility. It’s a perfect fitness bike, and so much more. FX2 is fast, fun, and agile enough for a multitude of uses. From biketouring and mellow Sunday loops, you’ll find your new favorite ride on FX2.

Included with your bike rental :

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 Handlebar bag) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

• Toolkit / pump / 2 spare tubes / Patch kit / Tire levers

• 1 water bottle

• Helmet

• Lock

• Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)

Note: For this tour we require a deposit of 1,000€ per Hybrid Bike. Do not forget to check your credit card limit for the deposit that will be required upon arrival. Notify your bank of the amount of the deposit so you do not have a credit card problem. Without a deposit, the bike hire cannot go ahead.

"Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."




optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description

Riding an electrically assisted bicycle (or e-bike) is a perfect solution to climb the tough Corsican roads with moderate efforts. So you can enjoy the fantastic scenery. UM3+ is the e-bike hybrid that makes you fall in love with riding again. The smooth, powerful electric boost lets you do more by bike, and have more fun doing it. Ride further with less effort. However you like to ride, Verve+ makes it easy to spend more time on two wheels with a 100km autonomy.

TREK UM3+ it's:

-Pedal assist: Power only when pedaling

-Bosch Active Line mid-drive system with 400wh battery

-Powerful integrated light system for nighttime visibility and daytime safety

-Hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power

Included with your bike rental :

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 Handlebar bag) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

• Toolkit / pump / 2 spare tubes / Patch kit / Tire levers

• 1 water bottle

• Helmet

• Lock

• Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)

Note: For this tour we require a deposit of 1,000€ per EA-bike. Do not forget to check your credit card limit for the deposit that will be required upon arrival. Notify your bank of the amount of the deposit so you do not have a credit card problem. Without a deposit, the bike hire cannot go ahead.

"Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."




optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

The Domane AL3 bike offers the American TREK brand's know-how and puts comfort first with its Alpha aluminum frame and carbon fork. The lightweight frame and quality parts make it a totally appropriate bike for fast group rides.

Good to know : The unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork absorbs vibrations from the road so your arms won't tire as quickly.

To sum up: Domane AL 3 is smooth, stable, and confidence-inspiring. It is perfect for new riders and anyone looking for a comfortable riding experience. The quality parts are ready to tackle fast group rides and adventures that stray from the main route to rougher roads.

Included with your bike rental :

Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / 2 spare tubes / Patch kit

• 1 water bottle

• Odometer

• Locker

• Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)

+ Helmet

Note: For this tour we require a deposit of 1,000€ per Road Bike. Do not forget to check your credit card limit for the deposit that will be required upon arrival. Notify your bank of the amount of the deposit so you do not have a credit card problem. Without a deposit, the bike hire cannot go ahead.

"Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."






optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

TREK’s lightest production road bike ever and the flagship of our range available! You will love it: the Emonda SL6 is the bike you need to go up and down our beautiful Corsican mountains and reach the summits with control and lightness! It is the most efficient and reliable road bike available for rent on Corsica. It will delight the most

demanding cyclists looking for quality and precision. The Emonda SL6 bike is equipped with disc brakes; the bike is still ultra light whilst offering powerful and effective braking whatever the weather. The Corsican roads are just

waiting for you!

Included with your bike rental :

Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / 2 spare tubes / Patch kit

• 1 water bottle

• Odometer

• Locker

• Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)

+ Helmet

Note: For this tour we require a deposit of 1,500€ per Road Bike. Do not forget to check your credit card limit for the deposit that will be required upon arrival. Notify your bank of the amount of the deposit so you do not have a credit card problem. Without a deposit, the bike hire cannot go ahead.

"Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."





Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel

BIKES

- Hybrid bike rental included

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

TRANSFER

- Arrival transfer from Bastia airport to your 1st hotel
- All luggage transfers

Not included


- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Drinks
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1495 €
1765 €
323000 €
Single supplement **
285 €
735 €
1180 €
Solo traveler ***
1510 €
1790 €
3255 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
50€
Road Bike - Standard
100€
Road Bike - Premium
150€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel U Pozzu** - Sisco

In one of the most beautiful valleys of the Cape Horn is in Sisco is the U.Pozzu hotel restaurant. It is located 14 km northeast of Bastia, between mountain and sea. The16 rooms were renovated in 2012. They are comfortable and air-conditioned. Surrounding by nature, in the heart of Cap Corse, the hotel is ideally located to discover the wild and picturesque landscapes of the region. sea or mountain, you can easily reach both of them from the hotel and enjoy all the activities they offer. After a long day of travelling and walking you can taste one of their delicious pizza in the familial restaurant, about 50 meters from the hotel or you will find a Traditional restaurant on-site offering Corsican specialities to taste the authentic flavors of the island of beauty.
http://www.u-pozzu.com/

Osteria A Stalla Sischese*** - Sisco

In the direction of Cap Corse, 15 km in the north of Bastia, you will find the delightful Marina di Sisco. Located 300 meters from an attractive pebble beach you will find Osteria A Stalla Sischese Hotel***- Restaurant. There you can enjoy Corsicans specialities, traditional and home cooking. The hotel proposes a terrace to dine on, a bar to relax in and rooms with free Wi-Fi. A private bathroom is included in each air-conditioned room and suite. All include a flat-screen TV, fridge, as well as a private entrance. Suites also have a private terrace or a hot tub. You can relax by the swimming pool and enjoy some many activities on offer in the town and in the surrounding area.
http://www.astallasischese.com/en/

Hotel Misincu***** - Cagnano

In the heart of Cap Corse, the hotel Misincu brings a unique place back to life. Everything here in comfort & elegance. A refined building, 2 restaurants, a natural spa, beach... paradise perhaps? No, Corsica at its best. Experience unforgettable moments, on the waterfront, in the heart of unspoilt Corsica: every one of the hotel’s staff are at your disposal to ensure that you will have an exceptional stay.
https://www.hotel-misincu.fr/

Hotel de la Jetee - Centuri

Ideally located facing the sea the Hotel de la Jetée is a peaceful place for you to get relax by the end of the day. From the terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful view on the old marina and its blue and white fishing boats. You can easily and quickly reach the city center of Centuri, a village well known in the Cap Corse for its lobster fishing tradition. In a simple and relaxing environment, the Srinna family will reserve you a warm welcome and the hotel offers comfortable rooms with a nice view on the marina and its old stone houses or on the mountain.
http://www.hotel-de-la-jetee-centuri.fr/

Hotel le Vieux Moulin** - Centuri

Le Vieux moulin: a family story since 1961 ! Located in the harbour of Centuri, in the heart of Cap Corse, this hotel and restaurant is a peaceful and relaxing place, far away from the crowd and overcrowded beaches. With its little and cozy restaurant, this hotel is perfectly located in the city center to discover Centuri and then, to rest after a long day of biking.
http://www.le-vieux-moulin.net/

Hotel le Vieux Moulin** - Centuri

Le Vieux moulin: a family story since 1961 ! Located in the harbour of Centuri, in the heart of Cap Corse, this hotel and restaurant is a peaceful and relaxing place, far away from the crowd and overcrowded beaches. With its little and cozy restaurant, this hotel is perfectly located in the city center to discover Centuri and then, to rest after a long day of biking.
http://www.le-vieux-moulin.net/

Hotel Flor*** - St Florent

Located in Saint-Florent, less than 450 meters from Ospedale Beach and Roya Beach, Hotel Flor offers a shared lounge and free Wi-Fi and private parking. This 3-star hotel offers a concierge service and luggage storage. The non-smoking property is 2.3 km from Olzo Beach. All rooms include a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All accommodations at Hotel Flor include air conditioning and a safe. A terrace is also available. The nearest airport, Bastia-Poretta, is 20 km away.
https://www.hotel-flor.com/

Hotel Tettola*** - St Florent

This property is a 10-minute walk from the beach. Hotel Tettola includes a private beach area, a heated seasonal swimming pool in its garden and a bar. The rooms offer a private bathroom and a view of the sea or the mountain. All of the air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi access. A telephone and a laptop safe box are provided. You can enjoy the buffet breakfast in the dining room, on the terrace or in your room.
http://www.hoteltettola.com/

Hotel de La Roya*** - St Florent

The hotel La Roya is very much privileged by its beautiful seaside location in the bay of Saint Florent in the heart of Cap Corse. Hidden in a real garden Eden and immersed into scents of roses and lavender the hotel offers an exceptional setting on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Bay in Saint Florent. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel garden. A small charming path shaded by palm trees ans umbrella pines leads you there. The Hotel La Roya offers 29 rooms and four suites for rental, all of them decorated with care to make you feel at home. Each room is comfortable and flooded with light and offers exceptional views of the sea, the mountains of the Agriate desert or the village of Saint-Florent. For a relaxing holiday the Hotel La Roya proposes its outdoor swimming pool with its view of the sea and its sunbeds where you can taste one of the fresh fruit cocktails or a wellness area, entirely devoted to your well-being. Inspired by the fullness of authentic cooking, the gourmet restaurant of the Hotel La Roya has been rewarded several times by the Guide Michelin and suggests its carefully elaborated menu full of inventiveness where fresh seasonal products provide a perfect basis for regional specialties.
http://www.hoteldelaroya.com/

Hotel Flor*** - St Florent

Located in Saint-Florent, less than 450 meters from Ospedale Beach and Roya Beach, Hotel Flor offers a shared lounge and free Wi-Fi and private parking. This 3-star hotel offers a concierge service and luggage storage. The non-smoking property is 2.3 km from Olzo Beach. All rooms include a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All accommodations at Hotel Flor include air conditioning and a safe. A terrace is also available. The nearest airport, Bastia-Poretta, is 20 km away.
https://www.hotel-flor.com/

Hotel Tettola*** - St Florent

This property is a 10-minute walk from the beach. Hotel Tettola includes a private beach area, a heated seasonal swimming pool in its garden and a bar. The rooms offer a private bathroom and a view of the sea or the mountain. All of the air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi access. A telephone and a laptop safe box are provided. You can enjoy the buffet breakfast in the dining room, on the terrace or in your room.
http://www.hoteltettola.com/

Hotel de La Roya*** - St Florent

The hotel La Roya is very much privileged by its beautiful seaside location in the bay of Saint Florent in the heart of Cap Corse. Hidden in a real garden Eden and immersed into scents of roses and lavender the hotel offers an exceptional setting on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Bay in Saint Florent. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel garden. A small charming path shaded by palm trees ans umbrella pines leads you there. The Hotel La Roya offers 29 rooms and four suites for rental, all of them decorated with care to make you feel at home. Each room is comfortable and flooded with light and offers exceptional views of the sea, the mountains of the Agriate desert or the village of Saint-Florent. For a relaxing holiday the Hotel La Roya proposes its outdoor swimming pool with its view of the sea and its sunbeds where you can taste one of the fresh fruit cocktails or a wellness area, entirely devoted to your well-being. Inspired by the fullness of authentic cooking, the gourmet restaurant of the Hotel La Roya has been rewarded several times by the Guide Michelin and suggests its carefully elaborated menu full of inventiveness where fresh seasonal products provide a perfect basis for regional specialties.
http://www.hoteldelaroya.com/

Hotel Casa Rossa - L'Ile Rousse


https://www.hotel-casarossa.com/

Hotel la Pietra*** - Ile Rousse

L'Ile-Rousse is a highly touristic destination on the water front of Balagne. Its on these islands, where the sunset ignites over the seas, that the hotel restaurant La Pietra nests. This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. La Pietra enjoys a unique location on rocky L’Ile Rousse in northern Corsica. Its restaurant offers panoramic ocean views of the port and coastline. The hotel offers a hot tub, sauna, fitness room and air-conditioned guest rooms. A flat-screen TV and bathroom with a hairdryer are provided in each room. Guests can enjoy the views of the sea or Génoise Tower from the sun loungers on their own balcony. Breakfast can be delivered directly to guests’ rooms or selected from the buffet. Live music is featured twice a week in the hotel’s bar.
http://www.hotel-lapietra.com/

Hotel Perla Rossa**** - Ile Rousse

With the 4 Star Hotel Perla Rossa all is luxury and elegance. Located in the town center of Ile Rousse, near Calvi, the hotel Perla Rossa profits from a privileged setting with only a few steps of the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Its dominant position lets him offer an exceptional sea view from its rooms. This old Italian "Palazzo" of the 18th century was entirely restored. All the structure of this unique building was preserved in its original beauty. Elegance is everywhere, in the building and until on the terraces with the fairy-like sight on the Mediterranean sea. The time seems to stand sill. The 10 spacious suites of the Hotel Perla Rossa offer you highest comfort and well-being with a spectacular view on the Mediterranean sea and on the old town.
http://www.hotelperlarossa.com/en/

Hotel Calvi Les Arbousiers - Calvi


https://www.hotel-calvi-lesarbousiers.com/contact-copy/

Hotel Revellata*** - Calvi

Hotel Revellata is located in the Corsican town of Calvi, 439 m from the harbor. It has an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and spa and all rooms have a private balcony. Each guest room at the Revellata is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom and a TV.
http://www.hotelrevellata.com/

Hotel La Signoria***** - Calvi

Five minutes from downtown Calvi with its lofty citadel, La Signoria, an 18th century Genoese estate, is perfectly positioned at the foot of the Corsican mountains, but within close proximity to the beautiful sandy beach. The estate is set in a lush paradise of orange trees, palm and pine trees and gurgling fountains. Take in the intoxicating aroma of the maquis poolside, in the Jacuzzi or in the Spa Casanera. Each and every rooms has a terrace or a balcony with a view on the parc and/or the corsican mountains. Decorated with ancient furniture, it chants an anthem to colours and Pattine art. Each room includes all the facilities of a 5 star establishment such as the air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi connection, flat screen Tv and Ipod station.
http://www.hotel-la-signoria.com/