Corsica bike expedition

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1

Accommodation

Hotel L'Alivi

Arrival day

Bastia is a lively town with a typical Italian heritage and a gorgeous Citadel overlooking the Med. After a short shuttle from the airport, we’ll introduce the tour and we’ll help you out with the bike fitting. According to arrival time we’ll have a short warm up ride along the coast, being sure to have time enough for a mandatory aperitif!

DAY 2

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Hotel Tettola

Distance 85km
Climb 900mt

From Bastia to Saint Florent

Discovering Cap Corse we ride the 3 faces of the rocky finger: the rolling East coast, the inland mountain pass and finally the stunning breathtaking drops of the western side. We are are pretty sure you've never been cycling in such a beautiful landscape. Simply stunning.

DAY 3

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Hotel Saint Christophe

Distance 95km
Climb 1000mt

From Saint Florent to Calvi

The day starts through the wild Desert of Agriates, then we climb inland to Belgodere to enjoy a natural amphitheater facing the vastness of the sea, before going down to the bustling port of Calvi dominated by the ancient walls and the citadel.

DAY 4

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Les Flots Bleus

Distance 85km
Climb 1000mt

From Calvi to Porto

A day in the middle of the wild through porphyry rocks, thick Mediterranean bush and stunning sceneries on the sea. The delta of Fango River, the Bocca a Croce Pass on the rugged shores of Scandola headland, and the lovely hamlet of Porto carved into red rocks makes this ride unforgettable.

DAY 5

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Kallisté

Distance 100km
Climb 2000mt

From Porto to Porticcio

We begin with an absolute landmark of Corsica: Les Calanche de Piana. We'll really fell like pedaling through a wonderland of pink granite and pine trees. After a rolling route along beaches of Cargese and Sagone we climb up to the mountain hamlets before to finish the day on the coast of Porticcio.

DAY 6

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Le Neptune

Distance 60km
Climb 1000mt

From Porticcio to Propriano

The shortest ride of the week is almost all along the coast, don't forget your swim suite in your daily bag! After the touristic settlements of Porticcio the road leave more space to rural landscapes, we'll enjoy the lively marina of Propriano with its several bars.

DAY 7

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Diana

Distance 85km
Climb 1200mt

From Propriano to Bonifacio and Santa Teresa

Today we meet our climbs in the first part of the ride, enjoying a taste of "vielle" Corsica passing through the nice villages of Arbellara and Sartene. Despite its turbulent history Sartène is a welcoming village rich in traditions and healthy food, producing the finest wine of the Island, should we stop here... The day ends along the impressive white cliffs of the romantic Bonifacio, here we take the ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura.

DAY 8

Departure

Arrivederci!

For those continuing The Mediterrenean Ride through Sardinia today there awaiting the wonderful beaches of the Costa Smeralda. For others it is the departure day, after breakfast we accompany you to Olbia airport or port.
Corsica, les calanques
Corsica confiserie

Essential information

Overview

The whole natural beauty of Corsica during a glorious cycling week. Starting from Bastia we'll cruise to the extreme North, then we'll pedal counter clock wise, staying by the ocean all way down, capturing the best ever views you could imagine.

Included

7 nights in nice hotels
7 breakfast
5 dinners
6 lunches
Snacks and water during the rides
2 English speaking guides
Van assistance
Luggage transportation
Transfer IN from Bastia airport or port
Transfer OUT to Olbia airport or port
Ferry tickets Bonifacio-St Teresa
Wine and food tastings, and other experiences
Peace of mind to be with our experienced team

Not included

2 dinners
Drinks with meals

This is a sample Tour

ANYTHING CAN BE MODIFIED TO FIT YOUR WISHES. PRICE IS I S AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AND VARIES BY THE NUMBER OF TRAVELERS AND TIME OF YEAR.

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Level Avid
Nights 7
Total lenght 500
Activity Cycling
Formula Guided

Day to Day

1Bastia, arrival dayD
2from Bastia to Saint Florent85B L D
3from Saint Florent to Calvi95B L D
4from Calvi to Porto95B L
5from Porto to Porticcio100B L D
6from Porticcio to Propriano60B L
7from Propriano to Bonifacio (S.ta Teresa Gallura)85B L D
8Arrivederci!B

Legenda: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;

Cape Corse breathtaking cliffs
Cape Corse breathtaking cliffs
Day 2
Cliffs of Cape Corse
The Desert of Agriates
The Desert of Agriates
Day 3
The Desert of Agriates
The bay of Porto
The bay of Porto
Day 4
Porto Bay
The stunning Calanques of Piana
The stunning Calanques of Piana
Day 5
The Calanques of Piana
“Great tour. Am recommending to as many friends as possible and looking at the possibility of doing again next year. Great tour guides and the route was amazing. It was fantastic that all riders were able to feel challenged as much as they wanted to be, could enjoy great food and company.”
Jason May, 2015
“Gian Mario and Nico *made* the trip for us. It was so much more fun & beautiful & personal & special than I ever could have imagined! We felt like they did 100%+++ to help us experience how special Sardinia is. Mille Mille Mille Grazie!!!”
Lisa October, 2015
“Being met and transferred by professional and passionate tour operators who convey your luggage to each destination, having fabulous meals prepared from local produce cooked with love by Sardinian's and enjoying the company of fellow travellers each night from around the world was the highlight of our trip.”
Jeff July, 2016
“Sardinia Grand Tour guides share their passion for their island - be it on a bike, hike, snorkel - or over a bottle of wine. From the beauty of the island to the charm of the natives and the flavors of their local foods..... all EXCELLANTE!!!! An EXTRAORDINARY experience!!!”
Lory June, 2016
“Everything was fantastic. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. Very much enjoyed getting to know all of you at SGT. I love your salads at lunch!”
Bill October, 2015
“The Best thing of the tour? Gian Mario, Marcello and Simone!!!”
Emanuela May, 2015
“The guides and their willingness to accommodate our every request! Loved them. Also, the routes we rode --- particularly enjoyed the ones along the coast.”
Mia October, 2015