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Corsica Bike Tours

Corsica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Our Corsica bike tour leads cyclists along the west coast of the island of Corsica. It goes to the town of Calvi, through the Calanque de Piana and along the Mediterranean Sea. It may even end in Bastia or on the island of Sardinia. A cycling tour in Corsica with DIGnGO is the perfect cycling adventure.

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 Corsica bike tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Ride along the Mediterranean Sea

For your first day, the Mediterranean Sea set the perfect stage for a wonderful bike ride. The coastal road on today’s itinerary offers great coastline views and amazing scenery all the way to your hotel located on a hill overlooking the town and the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 2: Discover Calvi

Calvi is located in the Haute-Corse department of France and the perfect place for dinner tonight. As you look out for a restaurant, take the time to visit the Citadel of Calvi.

Day 3: Explore the Calanque de Piana

The Calanques de Piana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located between the towns of Ajaccio and Calvi. Today’s ride takes you through the Scandola Nature Reserve on your way to Piana, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Day 4: Ride the Col de Bavella

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: Jet ski between Sardinia and Corsica

Sardinia is only a few miles away as you ride a jet ski toward the Lavezzi archipelago, a collection of granite islands situated between Corsican mainland and Sardinia.

Day 6: Discover Bastia

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.

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 bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • 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 cycling holiday provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

 

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

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. 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:

0 to 100€: €

101€ to 200€: €€

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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