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Arrival in Ajaccio. Spend some time discovering the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, with its museums and charming old town.
Distance: 25 km -optional warm-up ride.*
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.
Distance: 60 km, elevation gain 1116 m.*
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.
Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 1141 m or 31 km, gain 943 m.*
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.
Distance: 46 km, elevation gain 943 m or 1063 m.*
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.
Distance: 32 km, elevation gain 1468 m.*
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.
Distance: 18 km, elevation gain 619 m, plus optional hikes.*
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.
Distance: 80 km, elevation gain 1246 m.*
Departure at your leisure form Bonifacio.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.