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Corsica Bike Tour

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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

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Our Corsica bike tour is a wonderful cycling adventure through the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. You travel to the Col de Bavella, the Calanques de Piana, the Gulf de Porto and Bonifacio. You explore miles of untouched coastlines. You spin through winding mountains roads with significant climbs. You follow scenic coastal roads. You gaze at the glittering blue Mediterranean Sea.You try charcuterie and Brocciu, a local goat cheese. With DIGnGO, cycling in Corsica takes you from the North to the South of the island. Join us today and experience it all!

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Biking Level

Level 4

Pick-Up Location

Calvi Airport

Pick-Up Time

11.15 AM

Drop-Off Location

Figari Airport

Drop-Off Time

12.00 PM

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar & saddle bags, helmet and water bottle
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, non scheduled activities, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Dates

  • Apr 28 - May 3, 2019
  • May 19 - May 24, 2019
  • Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2019
  • Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Hotels

La Villa

Calvi (2 nights)
www.hotel-lavilla.com

A Pignata

Levie (1 night)
www.apignata.com

Version Maquis

Bonifacio (2 nights)
www.versionmaquis.com

Itinerary

Day 1Meet your Trip Leaders at the Calvi airport

Your Corsica cycling holiday starts at a local restaurant with a light lunch and introduction to the week. Toast with a glass of Patrimonio, a Corsican wine. Then, get on your bike and cycle along the coast and the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea. Later on, arrive in Calvi, a village of Haute-Corse, famous for its citadel and crescent shape bay. Before dinner, retreat to the luxurious 5-star hotel La Villa, a member of Relais & Châteaux. In the evening, savour typical cuisine at the hotel gourmet restaurant.

Today’s Ride: 15 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Day 2Visit Sant'Antonino

Your cycle tour of Corsica continues with a delicious breakfast on terrasse of your hotel. Then, embark on a bike ride through the Balagne, an area with numerous hilltop villages with views on the Bay of Calvi. Pedal on La Strada Degli Artigiani, a route between Calvi and Ile Rousse, famous for its local artists. Stroll through Sant’Antonino, one of the oldest villages in Corsica with 360-degree views on the countryside. After lunch, you head back downhill toward Calvi and enjoy incredible views.

Today’s Ride: 37 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing
Short Option: 16 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
Long Option: 47 miles with 4,500 feet of climbing

Day 3Explore the Calanques de Piana

On your third day, transfer to nearby Girolata (50 minutes), a costal village in western Corsica. Once at your starting location, get on your bicycle and make your way to Porto, a village near the Scandola Nature Reserve. After lunch, travel through the Calanques de Piana as you ride your bicycle on a winding road with gorgeous red local granite. Ride through Piana, one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”. Later that afternoon, transfer toward Levie (3h), a Corsican village in the mountains of the Alta Rocca. In the evening, you have dinner at an authentic auberge.

Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 21 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Day 4Ride to the Col de Bavella

Cycling in Corsica is challenging and today, you experience it first hand. Make your way to the Col de Bavella, a mountain pass in Corse-du-Sud. Marvel at the beauty of the pine forest, sweeping plateaux and green valley. On the way, keep your eyes open as you might spot some wild boars or cows along the side of the road. In the afternoon, arrive in Bonifacio, a town with a citadel and white limestone cliffs. Later that day, meet a local guide for a tour of the town.

Today’s Ride: 34 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 14 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Long Option: 60 miles with 5,400 feet of climbing

Day 5Take a Bike Ride to Bonifacio

This morning, trade your bikes for a jet ski and explore the nearby Lavezzi archipelago, some small granite islands in the Strait of Bonifacio. In the afternoon, ride on quiet country roads in the surrounding of Bonifacio. Explore Piantarella and Sperone. Back in town, cool off in the swimming pool of your hotel. Then, celebrate your time on the island with a delicious dinner.

Today’s Ride: 16 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Long Option: 39 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing

Day 6End your bike trip at the Figari airport

Your tour of Corsica comes to an end at the Figari airport.

Map

Cycling in Corsica map

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Diane W.

Couple Traveller

Thank you so much for all you did to make our bike trip such a great experience. We had a great time.

October 8, 2018

Rick J.

Couple Traveller

We count ourselves lucky to have traveled with you. Thank you for all your support.

September 28, 2018

Kathie B.

Family Traveller

First of all – thank you SO much for a wonderful, exciting… utterly fantastic cycling trip. We had a terrific time – so much so that we’re sending all our friends the link and recommendations on Facebook – hope they translate into business! 
 
Cheers and deep gratitude.

September 25, 2017

Sujay J.

Couple Traveller

Our cycling trip in Corsica was phenomenal. We had a great time with our phenomenal trip leaders, Franck and Mario. The best.

Thank you for the great hotels, great routes, great everything.

August 4, 2017