8 days/7 nights


Any day between February to November


Moderate/ Challenging
20-40+ miles daily

Terrain: Moderately hilly (similar to Tuscany but with beaches to cool off by)

You spend two nights in two locations, so you can take time off from cycling on some days


Classic Accommodation:   US$1970               
Luxe Accommodation:   US$2720
                                 (Suppl. in July & August:
US$175 Classic)

Single suppl. classic: US$730  
Single suppl. Luxe: US$900  

If you travel in July and August, please book early to avoid disappointment


  • 7 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed Cannondale or hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour


Your trip starts from Ajaccio, unless you are flying into Ajaccio, ferries to Corscia from Marseille, Nice and Toulon are run by SNCM and the crossing takes between 7-12 hours on a regular ferry and from 2 ½ - 3 ½ on the fast ferry from Nice
Info: www.sncm.fr

The trip finishes in Bonifacio and you can depart at your leisure from here. There are ferry and flight options; the nearest airport is the Figari airport which is serviced by Air France www.airfrance.fr

Randonnée Tours

France

Corsica Cycling 8 Days
Justifiably called L'Ile de Beaute (Island of Beauty), Corsica offers an unrivalled variety of terrain and scenery; with its fascinating history, distinctive food, and passionate people, Corsica is a destination with a culture all its own. Much of the cycling is along dramatic coastline where the azure waters of the Mediterranean offer refreshing dips.



Corsica Cycling 8 Days Day 1
Arrival in Ajaccio. Spend some time discovering the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, with its museums and charming old town.

Day 2
Porto Pollo. you will start your trip cycling north following the Golfe d' Ajaccio. We suggest a visit to a local potter followed by a picnic lunch overlooking the sea. In Porto Pollo, you will stay in a modest hotel near the beach, where you'll undoubtedly spend the late afternoon relaxing. (40 km or 64 km)

Day 3
Sartene. You'll start the day riding to Filitosa, Corsica's most significant prehistoric site, where you'll be impressed by artifacts found. There is an option to detour to hot springs before continuing on to lunch in Propriano, a sea-side port town with colorful restaurants and plenty of shops. In Sartene, you'll stay in a beautiful hotel overlooking the city, with swimming pool and gardens. (34 km)

Corsica Cycling 8 Days Day 4
Sartene. On your second day here, you'll ride a spectacular road to the idyllic beach-side hamlet of Campomoro, where you can relax swimming and diving or walk along a ocean-side trail between Genoese towers. (45 km)

Day 5
Zonza. Climbing into the Rizzanese valley, you'll admire authentic Corsican villages and thousand year old dolmens; you can stop for lunch in Ste-Lucie de Tallano and can visit the town's Baroque Eglise Paroissale and an 18th century olive oil mill. In Levie, you can visit the Alta Rocca Museum and explore this charming town. (39 km)

Day 6
Zonza. You will take the Road of Bavella which is perhaps the most dramatic road in all Corsica. It penetrates the Foret de Zonza, a dense expanse of pine and chestnut trees as it rises steadily to the Col de Bavella. The village of Zonza, where you spend two nights, is a popular base for hiking the nearby Aiguilles de Bavella. You’ll stay in a charming hotel, where the restaurant is renowned and hospitality gracious. (19 km )

Day 7
Bonifacio. You final day of riding is mostly all downhill, passing waterfalls and the lovely lake formed by the Barrage de l' Ospedale. Once down on the coastal plain, the landscape changes back to the maquis, as you make your way to Porto-Vecchio before heading across to Bonifacio, which stands atop a cliff giving it an extraordinary setting. (49 km or 69 km)

Day 8
Departure at your leisure form Bonifacio.


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