Cycling in Corsica

With the 2013 Tour de France starting in Corsica and showing off some of the most stunning cycling scenery anywhere in the world, the island is quickly becoming the place for a cycling holiday.

Coastal Cycling around Cap Corse

Starting in Bastia, this varied cycling tour lets you discover the rugged beauty of the Cape Corse. From the peaceful East coast to the wild and rugged West side as well as the raw beauty of the interior, the tour will never fail to offer stunning views and variety in its route.

North East coastline

Prices from £1100 pp

What's included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick, Bristol or Manchester 
  • 7 night accommodation in 2* inns and guesthouses on bed & breakfast 
  • Return airport transfers 
  • Rental of a hybrid bike for 5 full days 
  • Luggage transfer
  • Maps and route notes

 What's not included

  • Meals and beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Single & upgrade supplements
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Bastia
Arriving into Bastia airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening. Depending on your arrival time, you may have chance to visit the citadel, the old city and the towns quaint harbour, an excellent place for dinner.
Night in Bastia.

Day 2: From Bastia to Sisco
After breakfast, you take your bicycle and leave northwards; the road follows the coastline. Enjoy the views over the crystal clear waters and the numerous hidden creeks which could shelter you for a swim if you wish to. When you cross the little fishing village of Erbalunga you are almost at your final destination for the night... Sisco.
Night in Sisco.

Riding distance: 15km or 30km 

Day 3: From Sisco to Macinaggio
Still following the coastal road, today you'll have the possibility to take a swim in one of the many little creeks. Once you have reached Macinaggio you can relax at the beach or go for a short walk on the well-known path "Sentier des Douaniers".
Night in Macinaggio

Riding distance: 22km

Day 4: From Macinaggio to Canari
This is a spectacular journey crossing from the east to the west coast, offering stunning views over the craggy cliffs of the Cape of Corsica. These landscapes are some of the most beautiful and impressive. Today's journey ends in Canari.  Be prepared for the long climb up to the village, but the magnificent views will make it worthwhile!
Night in the village of Canari.  

Riding distance: 45

Day 5: From Canari to St Florent
Descend from the village and continue along the west coast with stunning views towards Saint Florent and the Desert des Agriates.  Enjoy riding through Nonza, one of the most spectacular villages in Corsica. Famous for its black sandy beach and the village itself, which perches high on the rocks above.  Nonza also boasts wonderful historical monuments such as its beautiful weathered Genoese tower. While descending the Cape, you will also notice that the landscapes progressively change from rugged cliffs to mountain peaks, then rolling vineyard hills as far as the eye can see. We recommend that you visit and explore the wine cellars of the village of Patrimonio, otherwise known as the Corsican capital of winemaking. 
Night in Saint-Florent. 

Riding distance: 32 or 35km 

Day 6: From St Florent to Bastia
The last stage of the tour is the toughest, with the climb to the pass of Teghime (+536 Metres). There you can see both coasts; the gulf of St Florent on the west and the Marana beach on the east.
Night in Bastia.

Riding distance: 20-25km 

Day 7: Bastia
Spend the day exploring Bastia. Wander around the produce markets in the morning and visit the Vieux Port for a spot of lunch with cafés and bars lining the quay.

Day 8: End of your trip
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where you trip will come to an end.