Cycling in Corsica

The Tour de France started in Corsica for the first time ever in 2013, and revealed to the world some of the most genuinely stunning cycling scenery; Corsica is quickly becoming the place for a cycling holiday.

 

The Tour de France of 2013 certainly showed what Corsica was made of in terms of cycling terrain - and it's certainly opened the island up in terms of attracting cyclists - from interested novices to the most hardened professional. For those with enough determination and stamina, the views from some of the coastal roads and mountain tracks are breathtaking, though the moutainous terrain with climbs and winding roads can make cycling a challenging option.

The best time for exploring the island on two wheels is during mid-season: May-June and September-October, when the weather is slightly cooler and the roads quieter. Opt for road cycling along the Cap Corse or the Calanches de Piana and be rewarded by some of the island's outstanding views, or escape the traffic completely and venture off road... There are numerous footpaths, woodland trails and 1,900 kilometres of bridleways which will enable you to discover more of the island's natural beauty, the best of which are near Forêt de l'Ospédale, Bavella and the Coscione Plateau in the south. There is also a coastal path between St Florent and L'Ile Rousse which provides cyclists with views of some of the island's most outstanding scenery.

The Mare e Monti Sud hiking path which runs between Propriano and Porticcio is one of the island's best opportunities for cycling as are the tracks of coastal Sartenais.

We can carry your bike free of charge on our Stansted-Calvi charter flight or alternatively, you can hire a road or mountain bike in most major resorts locally, including Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Porto and Propriano.

Coastal Cycling around Cap Corse

Coastal Cycling around Cap Corse

Discover the wild and wind-swept Cape of the Isle of Beauty and enjoy riding along its beautiful coastline. During your stay, you will come across many Genoese towers, enjoy views across the Mediterranean to the Tuscan islands of Elba and Capraia, and meet welcoming locals who are proud of their traditions. Read more...

Cap corse to the Castagniccia

Cap Corse to the Castagniccia

This week long touring itinerary provides the perfect contrast between the coastal scenery of the north and rugged mountains of the interior. You will be treated to different landscapes every day! A great trip that will leave you with fantastic memories of Corsica and will make you want to return for more! Read more...

Tour de Corse with Assistance

The Tour de Corse with Assistance is a popular trip allowing you to enjoy many of Corsica’s highlights whilst having the assurance of a guide at your side.  Read more...

Adults 13+, Children 2-12, Infants under 2

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