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Corsica Bike tours – Cycling in Corsica

From cycling the coastal road between Calvi and Porto to taking a bike ride along the coastline of the Calanque de Piana, our Corsica bike tours take you on a ride through one of the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia and the French Riviera surround this island of incredible contrasts. Explore the spectacular villages that dot the west coast. Climb to the Col de Bavella for amazing views on the surrounding mountains. And try wild boar, a local delicacy. Whether you’re cycling through the town of Piana or on a scenic road offering views on the Cap Corse, the Col de Vergio or Porto Cervo, biking in Corsica is an adventure of a lifetime.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Calvi
Finishing Location Figari
Activity Level Active
Price $4,898
Sgl. Suppl. $1,500

Details of our easy Corsica bike tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Take your first bike ride on a coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea

From L’Argentella to Calvi (15 miles)
For your first bike ride of the week, the west coast of Corsica awaits you as you ride a nice road along the coast. The coastal road on today’s itinerary offers great coastline views along the Mediterranean Sea and amazing scenery all the way to your hotel located on a hill overlooking the town and the Mediterranean. Your overnight hotel stay is the hotel La Villa where the clerk welcomes you.

Day 2: Ride through spectacular villages and dine in Calvi

From Calvi to Calvi (37 miles)
Your ride goes on the road of the artisans. Cycle through the hill-top villages of Cateri and Pigna before you ride to the top of Sant’Antonino, the oldest Corsican Village. In the evening, head to Calvi and discover the Calvi citadelle before dinner on your own in town.

Day 3: Discover Porto located at the foot of the Col de Vergio and ride the Calanque de Piana

From Galeria to Piana (32 miles)
Surrounded by the nearby Scandola nature reserve and the Foret d’aitone, Porto is a village that sits in a sensational location. Just above Porto, the col de Vergio considered as one of the highest col in Corsica and famous for the many cyclists stopping by the Col de Vergio statue, connects the east and west coast of the island. South of Porto, discover Piana listed as one one of the most beautiful villages in France and overlooking the Calanque de Piana. Your trip itinerary takes you on a coastal road. Transfer to your hotel in the center of Corsica and east of the port of Propriano.

Day 4: Ride through the mountains and climb the Col de Bavella

From Levie to Sota (34 miles)
The Col de Bavella, a scenic mountain pass, located between Sartene and Porto Vecchio and often referred as the most breathtaking ride in Corsica, is yours to tackle this morning. Test your fitness as you ride along with your newfound friends and cycle through the famous Alta Rocca mountains, a famous rock climbing site, arriving at 5,039 feet. On the way picturesque villages attract your attention making the climb a little easier.

Day 5: Ride a jet ski between Corsica and Sardinia before cycling inland in the afternoon

From Bonifacio to Bonifacio (16 miles)
Ride a jet ski toward the Lavezzi archipelago, a collection of granite islands situated between Corsican mainland and Sardinia, before an afternoon ride in the surrounding of Bonifacio. Your ride takes you cycling on a scenic road offering beautiful views on the island of Sardinia. In the evening, pack your cycling gear as you’re done for the week.

Day 6: End your trip or stay a few more days to discover Bastia, the Cap Corse or Porto Cervo

End of the trip
Cycling in Corsica is coming to an end. Don’t want to leave yet, Bastia, a city situated in the north east of the French island of Corsica is a good starting base for those of you that want to stay a few more days. Soccer fans may even go see the SC Bastia play in the Stade Armand Cesari. You may visit the Cap Corse famous for having some of the most beautiful fishing villages in Corsica. In St Florent discover Saleccia, the most famous beach on the island of Corsica. Porto Cervo considered the most exclusive Italian seaside resort in Sardinia can also be on your list if you choose to travel to the Costa Smeralda and the famous Porto Cervo marina.

*Please note that the mileage indicated above refers to the basic route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily routes and you may read more about it in the Activity level section below or by clicking the detailed itinerary button above.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private tours are for those of you who are seeking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. If you would like to make your trip private, you may choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates and make it exclusively for you and your friends or family or contact us to choose your own departure date. You may read more below for private tour pricing:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

La Villa (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Calvi
Amenities: Pool, spa, tennis
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

A Pignata (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Levie
Amenities: Pool
Member of: Grandes Maisons Corse

Version Maquis (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Bonifacio
Amenities: Pool
Member of:

Activity level

Our Corsica bike tours are lifetime experiences designed for cyclists of all levels of ability. Each day you have a choice of multiple ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to take it easy whereas on other days you may want to challenge yourself. Whatever biking route you choose, you cycle at your own pace.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  15  1200
2  16  2200  37  3500 47 4500
3  21  1500  32  3300
4  14  2300  34  4300  60  5400
5  16  1000  39  2800

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

L'Argentella

calvi

Calenzana

Cateri

Sant'Antonino

Bocca Di Palmarella

Osani

Porto

Piana

Levie

Zonza

Bavella

Sotta

Bonifacio

Sperone

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Paris
  • Buy your flight(s) from Paris to Calvi
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

Due to the limited space in our minivan, we ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Paris:

  • Hotel Le Meurice | Rates: €€€€€
  • Le Bristol Paris | Rates: €€€€€
  • Particulier Montmartre | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Sofitel Paris Faubourg | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Keppler | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Le Six | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Bel Ami | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Daniel Paris | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Villa Madame | Rates: €€
Calvi:

  • Hotel La Villa | Rates: €€€€€
  • Calvi Hotel | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Chez Charles | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

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201€ to 300€: €€€

301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 58 58 61 65 72 78
Low F 39 39 42 46 53 59
Prec. (In) 1.6 1.2 1.6 2.2 1.6 0.9
July August September October November December
High F 83 84 79 73 65 59
Low F 63 64 59 54 47 41
Prec. (In) 0.3 0.9 3.3 3.4 4.0 2.8

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