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Bike through the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cycle on some of the most scenic cycling routes in all of Corsica. Pedal on the Strada Degli Artigiani to the hilltop village of Sant’Antonino. Ride through the dramatic red rock formations of the Calanques de Piana. Bike past the scenic mountain pass of the Col de Bavella to the spectacular town of Bonifacio. With DIGnGO, cycling in Corsica is an adventure you’ll never forget.
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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
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
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
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
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
Your tour of Corsica comes to an end at the Figari airport.
Thank you so much for all you did to make our bike trip such a great experience. We had a great time.
We count ourselves lucky to have traveled with you. Thank you for all your support.
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.
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.