Corsica Honeymoon - 6 Nights

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.

Price from : 2950 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Corse
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive 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 of the sea?

Day 2 :   The northern extremity of Cap Corse to Centuri

Option 1 : 29 Miles - 47 Km  Option 2 : 38 Miles - 61 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 560 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 789 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 :   From Lobster Paradise to Wine Nirvana

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

Create unforgettable memories of breathtaking vistas together. 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 pleasant pause on this beach that contrasts so much with the ones you’ve seen so far. You will then reach Patrimonio, its famous vineyards and delicious restaurants. Wine tasting is available among many local wine producers. Their red wines are a perfect touch with smoked hams and sausages from Corsica or their hearty stews and the whites are elegant and silky additions to fine fish dishes. 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 : 800 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 together.

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. Discover some local traditions before descending to Calvi, a beautiful coastal destination. Your efforts will be rewarded. A relaxing massage is reserved at your hotel this evening, before another gastronomic dinner.

Day 7 :   Departure day from Calvi

Enjoy a nice breakfast and leave when you are ready.

Average / Day :
Distance : 50.67 Km / 31.50 Miles - Elevation gain : 764.08 Meters

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Day : 1

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.


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
  • Dinners on Day 4 & Day 6
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Transfer from the airport (or port) to the first 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
  • Special attention in the first and last hotel :½ bottle of champagne or sparkling muscat (local alcoholic beverage), flowers, sweets
  • Dinners of day 4 and day 6
  • 50 minutes massage Modelage aux pochons d’immortelle Corse at Spa Casanera of the hotel La Signora. - Day 6

What's 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

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Upgraded 2950 € 710 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Performance 235 €
    Premium 300 €


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.

Bot scann is mandatory