Corsica Classic - 6 Nights

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.

Price from : 980 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Corse
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Hobby or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Cap Corse

You will be greeted at the airport or port of Bastia and transferred directly to your hotel on the Cap Corse in Sisco, 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.

Day 2 :   Sisco to Centuri

Option 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km  Option 2 : 35 Miles - 56 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 560 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 860 Meters 

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.

Day 3 :   Centuri to Saint Florent

Option 1 : 35 Miles - 57 Km  Option 2 : 40 Miles - 65 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 830 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1130 Meters 

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. You will then reach Patrimonio Patrimonio, known for its wine and delicious restaurants. Wine tasting is available among many local wine producers. Night in Saint Florent.

Day 4 :   Rest day or loop ride around St Florent

Option 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km  Option 2 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 300 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 860 Meters 

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.

Day 5 :   Cross the Desert of Agriates to Ile Rousse

Option 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km  Option 2 : 48 Miles - 77 Km  Option 3 : 53 Miles - 85 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1260 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 1400 Meters 

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.

Day 6 :   La Balagne, its villages and beaches. Arrive in Calvi

Option 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km  Option 2 : 19 Miles - 31 Km  Option 3 : 22 Miles - 35 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 360 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 490 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 650 Meters 

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 regions 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.

Day 7 :   Departure day from Calvi

Enjoy a nice breakfast and leave when you are ready.

Average / Day :
Distance : 49.75 Km / 30.92 Miles - Elevation gain : 775.00 Meters

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Day : 1

Caroline and her husband Dominique (the third generation of the Tozza family) welcome you in their little and charming hotel in Sisco. 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.


Day : 2

Located in front of the sea, this hotel 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.


Day : 3, 4

In the very heart of Saint Florent, the hotel Maxime is ideally located in the city center, close to shopping streets, the marina and few minutes walk from Santa-Maria cathedral and the Citadel. The beaches are about 300 meters and some buses are leaving for the amazing beaches of Lodu and Saleccia.


Day : 5

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.


Day : 6

Thanks to its location, the hotel is a good departure spot to discover Calvi and enjoy all the activities the city can offer.. Located on the seaside, only 30 meters from the huge sandy beach which is sheltered by the Calvi bay, the hotel is also close from the city center and the marina (about 500 meters).


Day : 1

Your hosts, Raphael and Muriel, welcome you in their friendy and family hotel: A Stalla Sischese. Located in Sisco, only few minutes aay from the marina, you can easily reach a lovely stone beach (about 300 meters) or enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the hotel by relaxing yourself or taking a sunbath at the swimmingpool. The hotel owns its proper restaurant, which offers traditional dishes for you to discover the local gastronomy.


Day : 2

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.


Day : 3, 4

Tettola Hotel is a 3-star hotel with a swimming pool and a direct access to a beautiful sandy beach. Sat on the panoramic terrace, take a breath and admire the astonishing view on Saint-Florent Golf and Cap Corse, especially amazing during sunset time. In few minutes hiking or after a little walk (about 15 min) you can reach the city center of Saint Florent and enjoy all the activities offered.


Day : 5

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.


Day : 6

The Revellata hotel is about 450 meters from Calvi harbour and you can go to the city center in few minutes and so discover the city and all its curiosities. Indeed, the cathedral and the beach can be both reached in about 10 minutes walk. The hotel offers a swimming pool, a fitness and wellness center, for you to get relax by the end of the day.


Day : 1

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.


Day : 2

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.


Day : 3, 4

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.


Day : 5

The hotel Perla Rossa takes place in an exceptional environment, facing the mediterranean rivage. This former Italian palace built during the 18th Century was restored according to its unique architecture to preserve the original beauty of the place. In the center of Ile Rousse, you can easily and quickly reach and appreciate all the attractions of the city. Thanks to its ideal location, the hotel benefits from an amazing view on the Mediterranean sea, and most of all, you can enjoy a sunbath on its gorgeous sandy beach.


Day : 6

At Calvi’s gates, overlooking the Bonifato Valley and facing the Mediterranean, this luxurious hotel is a former Genoese palace of the 18th Century, which used to be named La Paratella, and still being a noble house. All the charm of this hotel lies in its simplicity which qualifies every rooms and livings of the residence. Its location enables you to appreciate the Corsican charming landscapes, between sea and mountain, while enjoying all the pleasures offered by a visit of Calvi.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Arrival transfer from Bastia airport to your 1st hotel
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's 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.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Basic 980 € 220 €
Standard 1150 € 365 €
Upgraded 2190 € 710 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included


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.