This tour shows the wild beauty of Corsica during a glorious week.
Starting from Bastia you'll cruise to the extreme North, then you'll cross inland driving immersed in majestic mountain landscapes, getting back to the Med in the east coast and capturing the best ever views you could imagine.
The Magical Views from the Corsican Finger Coastline
Great planning, exceptional guides. We enjoyed everything about our trip. We learned a great deal about the history and culture of Sardinia. Marcello at Mediterras made sure that everything was properly arranged and made adjustments when necessary. A great part of our enjoyment came from our interaction with our guides (Giovanni, Stefano and Danilo). They were all very knowledgeable and friendly. When it came time to part we felt like we were leaving old friends.
We did the "big-loop" from the 20.08.2022.The big loop ist 12 days road bike around the island. We have booked the trip 1.5 weeks before (last minute) and everything has been organised perfectly. We had an extra break day every 4 days biking. And was great.Mediterras has answer to all our questions. On the day of departure, our bikes we ready, we got time to get full explanation of the tour. We got a navigation system with all the routes. Everything was very clear and very well organised. Our lugage was every evening delivered at the next hotels.The hotel has been wonderfully selected, and always at some nice location and not too far away from the center or the beach. Thank again to Mediterras team for the wonderful holidays.I would give more than a 5 Stars for this trip and the wonderful team.Doris & Jean-Luc - from Swizerland
A fantastic introduction to cycling in Sardinia. I just rented the bike in Cagliari for a few days at the end of my holiday, with no particular routes in mind. Gian Mario kindly suggested two nice challenging routes, and sent the GPX files. I only had time for one of them - but it was an absolute gem. Starting in the city, cycling along Poetto, before turning towards the hills. After one tiny village, I didn't pass another café or shop for 40 or 50 km. Just me and the pain in my legs. Superb. The bike was a gem - a former Lotto Jumbo team bike which was ridden in the Paris Roubaix by Tom Leezer. I was a *bit* slower, but I probably enjoyed it more! Wonderful experience - lovely people - always available on whatsapp if I needed anything, which was very reassuring when I don't speak Italian or Sardu! I will definitely use them again if/when I return to Sardegna.Thanks again!
We did the Sicily Baroque tour with Mediterras. Self guided on bikes (el and manual). Gian and his team did adapt the tour for our needs and did all to make the tour enjoyable. Few problems surfaced but all were solved. The trail was interesting and added a lot to our understanding of Sicily, its landscape and life in the rural areas. Accommodations were all good, and the quality of the food in the restaurants Gian had arranged varied from good to excellent. At the end of our tour we did a walk in the hillsides of Etna arranged by Mediterras.The Etna tour was wonderful. We were lucky with weather given the circumstances. It was a bit foggy and a bit cold, but it did not rain. The guides did a good job of explaining the geology of Etna for us and the two geology-educated persons in the group! The hike was challenging, which suited the group well. The food and wine at Barbaras place was totally excellent! Six stars out of five.We were not as lucky in Taormina! It did rain cats and dogs. The drivers did adapt quite well. Did stop at several foto-ops and at the entry gate to the pedestrian street. We did wander through the Greek theatre and the pedestrian walk, did have a stop at a fancy coffe-shop/bar and then decided to skip the dinner and return early back to Syracusa.
I found this company using google and right away Gian was very responsive. I told them what we were looking for, gave specific parameters for distance and elevation, and they put together an itinerary very quickly that completely matched what I asked for. The entire trip was seamless from the 1am pickup at airport to drop off after 10 days of cycling. The routes were on quiet wonderful roads and the hotels they chose were all great. A really good local company which does what they claim to do very well. Highly recommend.
I rented quite spontaneously a city bike for my whole stay here near Cagliari. The workshop is very well located. Grocery shopping, going to the beach and the city worked very well. Bike were in a good condition. I was properly advised. Fully recommend this place.
Mediterras arranged a self guided cycling trip through South Eastern sicily stopping in beautiful baroque towns. They arranged everything with less than a weeks notice, keeping us up to date on accommodation, bikes equipment etc.My husband and I had a wonderful time. The ride was perfect, having both been off a bike for several months, the ride was the perfect combination of hills and flats for us to really enjoy it. The accommodation was far better than what we were expecting for the price and recommendations for dinner and stops spot on. We ate incredibly well and all the hosts in the villas and hotels very welcoming and helpful.I would certainly recommend them especially arranging it all with such little notice.
Day to Day
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
Arrival in Bastia
Bastia to Saint Florent
Drive & Hike
Saint Florent to Corte
Drive & Hike
Corte to Corte
Corte to Zonza
Drive & Hike
Zonza to Bonifacio
Drive & Swim
A Day in Bonifacio
Hike & Shopping
Day 1: Arrival in Bastia
Benvenuti a Corsica!
Corsica belongs to France, but has a quite evident Italian heritage and an independent political sentiment, you'll notice it during this fabolous tour. During an aperitif with a refreshing white from Patrimonio region we’ll introduce the tour, with a briefing about the route and the whole journey.
Overnight: Bastia Included: Dinner
Day 2: Bastia to Saint Florent
Corsican Finger loop
This is such a beautiful landscape, offering majestic views of Nonza village with its long black sandy beach, the neat Patrimonio vineyards and the relaxed Saint Florent with its lively marina.
Overnight: Saint-Florent Included: Breakfast
Day 3: Saint Florent to Corte
The Agriates Desert and its secluded beaches
The wild Desert of Agriates offers a beautiful and peaceful vast scenery over its rough hills covered with perfumed mediterranean bush. Then you'll drive along an easy road to Corte, the real heart of Corsica.
Overnight: Corte Included: Breakfast
Day 4: Corte to Corte
At the Top of Corsica
Corte offers some great hiking, from easy walks around the town until proper challenging treks. A popular hike that can be done on own is the Valle della Restonica trail, if you are serious hikers we recommend the ascent to Monte Cinto, the highest peak of Corsica.
Overnight: Corte Included: Breakfast
Day 5: Corte to Zonza
Across the Centre
Today you'll be immersed into the remote mountains of central Corsica, an absolutely amazing scenery. Zonza is the final destinaton of the day, surrounded by glacier lakes and very high pine trees forests, a scenery that will make you feel in the Alps
Overnight: Zonza Included: Breakfast
Day 6: Zonza to Bonifacio
Swimming in Fresh and Salt Waters
We'll get back to the Med along the gorges of Solenzara river, stopping along the road to take a swim in its granite natural pools. The most popular beach of the area is Palombaggia, the last drive of the day takes you in Bonifacio, the most romantic village of Corsica.
Overnight: Bonifacio Included: Breakfast
Day 7: A Day in Bonifacio
The most romantic town in the world?
We suggest starting with the easy yet scenic hike along the cliff al the way to the lighthouse. Then have a guided visit of town, despite the size of the village it had a very turbulent and interesting history, being conquered by Pisans and Frenchs.
Overnight: Bonifacio Included: Breakfast Dinner
This is a Sample tour
These itineraries are original tours created for real guests, so you may want something different specifically designed to suit your own wishes. The price of every tour is available upon requests, and varies by time of year, number of guests and level of guiding. Start dreaming looking through it, then contact us and let's talk. We'll listen to your needs, we'll suggest ideas and propose experiences, and together we'll create your perfect voyage.
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Relax: Stages up to 50 km per day with a maximum of 600 meters of climbing. They are conceived for guests that ride their bikes twice per week on roads without major climbs. Usually, you are back at the hotel in the early afternoon.
Active: Stages up to 90 km per day with a maximum of 1300 meters of climbing. Those tours appeal to riders used to train a bit, with some “tasty” climb. Usually you are back at the hotel in the early afternoon.
Avid: Stages from 90 km per day with at least 1300 mt of climbing per day. Those tours are designed for avid cyclists that belong to the local club and ride regularly. Usually, you are back at the hotel late afternoon.
For guests that want more riding, we can add extra loops to regular stages.