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Highlights

The Northern Corsica Romantic Escapade cycling tour is the perfect marriage of relaxation and adventure. Escape to paradise with your loved one. The warm sunshine and a slight Mediterranean breeze provide an ideal climate for cycling side by side. Discover together the majestic cliffs, the sumptuous beaches, the pristine mountains, and the sparkling waters that make Corsica the Island of Beauty. Dine by candle light with excellent wines delivered from the vineyards you pass through and savor some delicious meals prepared by famous starred chefs. Both of you will be charmed by the beauty and culture of Corsica.

To see

Cap Corse, Vineyards of Luri, « Tours Génoises » towers dating to the 1500s that protected Corsica from foreign invasion, Moulin Mattei, the highest point of Cap Corse, The pearly white beaches of Saleccia, 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 Corse, Patrimonio, Calvi, Ajaccio, Sartène, Figari, Porto-Vecchio

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Cap Corse


Our guide will greet you at the airport or port of Bastia and transfer you 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 walking hand in hand along the beautiful local seashores, known for its snorkeling, or already stretch your legs with a short ride together to admire the remarkable architecture of neighboring old stone villages. Enjoy some of our special attentions for this special occasion. Why not a special toast from the hotel’s swimming pool with a panoramic view over the sea ?


Accommodation : Hotel Castel Brando**** - Erbalunga 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 Erbalunga 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 : 47 or 61 Km (29 or 37 mi).

Elevation : 560 or 789 m.


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

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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 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 de La Roya*** - St Florent show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

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 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 La Signoria***** - Calvi show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks),Massage

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 by there are only 2 trains a day.

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

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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."




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Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

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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."




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Road Bike - Standard

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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."






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Road Bike - Premium

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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
- Dinners on day 4 & day 6
- Special attention in the first and last hotel :½ bottle of champagne or sparkling muscat (local alcoholic beverage), flowers, sweets

BIKES

- Hybrid bike rental included

ACTIVITIES

- 50 minutes massage "Modelage aux pochons d’immortelle Corse" at Spa Casanera of the hotel La Signora

GEAR

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

SUPPORT

- Orientation in person or by phone with a 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

- Transfer from the airport (or port) to the first hotel
- All luggage transfers

Not included


- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Drinks & Personal expenses
- 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
- Visits and optional activities
- 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
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
4355 €
Single supplement **
1180 €
Solo traveler ***
4380 €

* 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%

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel Castel Brando**** - Erbalunga

The Castel Brando is a charming boutique hotel located in the splendid Cap Corse area of Corsica. Before being transformed into a hotel, the property was a patrician mansion built in the 19th century. It is surrounded by a splendid Mediterranean garden with numerous century-old palm trees. With the Mediterranean Sea only 100 meters away, the Hotel nestles at the heart the charming village of Erbalunga, frequently described as one of Corsica's most beautiful spots. The rooms have an authentic Mediterranean feel to them, with warm, bright pastel colours. Each morning, the hotel will offer you a gourmet breakfast, offering products and produces from organic and local farms.
http://www.en.castelbrando.com/

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 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 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 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 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/