Between Mediterranean Sea and Corse mountains, you will enjoy during this cycling trip the amazing point of view and the several swimming possibilities in the sea and in mountain streams.
The way goes from the coast of Corsica through the Western centre deeply in the Inland. This is why you will appreciate diverse landscapes and have a truly authentic impression of the island.
An exceptionnal discovery for trained cyclists!
Day 1: Ajaccio
Arrival at the hotel in Ajaccio. Guests can discover the city and its old fishing port, forts, rows of shopping streets and several paintings honouring Napoléon. You may also want to swim by the beach or the Sanguinaires island with the ferry.
Day 2: Ajaccio – Cargèse
There are several possibilities for this stage. Below is one possibility:
Cycle up a small sinuous street to Col du Listincone, which surmounts the gulf of Lava. Conquer the San Bastiano for an amazing panoramic view on the Corse mountains. The route then leads down to a lovely sandy beach and Sagone. End at the old Greek colony Cargèse to visit a greek-orthodox and a catholic church that stand next to each other.
Distance: 52 or 71 km / 32.3 or 44 mi – Ascent: 725 or 600 m – Descent: 645 or 502 m
Day 3: Cargèse – Evisa
Ascent to the village Piana on top of the gulf of Porto. Short break for a splendid view. The way then leads through the protected area of the Calanche de Piana, where a beautiful tangle of rock needles and granite cones lie submerged from the sea. From there, cycle to Porto and up to Evisa. The town overlooks the gorges of the Spelunca at an altitude of roughly 900m.
Distance: 66 km / 41 mi – Ascent: 1350 m – Descent: 580 m
Day 4: Evisa – Corte
This leg offers diverse landscapes. Cross the shadowy black pine forests of Aitone and Valdu Niellu to reach the mountainous region of Niolu. Before going to the gorges of Scala di Santa Regina, enjoy a moment of respite in Calacuccia.
Distance: 66 km / 41 mi – Ascent: 950 m – Descent: 1350 m
Day 5: The gorges of Restonica
The high Restonica is a Mecca for climbers in Corsica to maximim altitude of 2000m in altitude. The Restonica is also a mountain stream of crystal-clear water which has carved its way in the massive rocks and invites you for a swim. Finish by reaching Grotelle, a small restored shepherd's hamlet, the starting-point of several hiking routes.
Distance: 32 km / 20 mi – Ascent: 930 m – Descent: 930 m
Day 6: Corte – Vizzavona
The stage leads through the Vénacais, famous for its sheep farms and cheese. It is set among copper beeches and black pines in one of the most beautiful forests in Corsica. The way goes up to Vizzavona.
Distance: 32 km / 20 mi – Ascent: 995 m – Descent: 315 m
Day 7: Vizzavona – Ajaccio
There are several possibilities for this stage. Here, we will only present one:
You can reach the pass of Vizzavona within a short time, where a long descent to Ajaccio begins. You will follow the Chemin des ecoliers, which goes from one village to another and also offers a splendid view of the gulf below.End of the cycling trip in Ajaccio
Distance: 61 or 45 km / 38 or 28 mi – Ascent: 300 or 100 m – Descent: 1500 or 1160 m
Possible from 2 persons. Not suitable for individuals!
Departure at your convenience!
Quotation indicated for one person in double room occupancy (min. 2 persons)
Road bike: 155,- €/ 6 days,
Racing bike: 205,- €/ 6 days, available at the hotel in Ajaccio
Our tour begins and ends in Ajaccio.
Please organise your transportation to and from the destination by yourself. You may extend the trip if you wish.
Please fill out the enquiry form indicating the number of your party and your preferred travel dates.
6 nights in double bedroom in comfortable 2 stars hotels with breakfast and 5 x dinner, carrying of the luggage, detailed description of the itinerary, visitor's tax
Travel to/from Ajaccio, drinks, bike rental, other meals, personnal expenses, insurance in case of cancellation.
Road bike: 155,- €/ 6 days,
racing bike: 205,- €/ 6 days, available at the hotel in Ajaccio
Can be booked from 2 persons!
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip
Nights in 2 stars hotels in double bedroom with private bathroom & WC
Individual bedroom available on demand
Meals: continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam), Dinner: 3-course menu, mostly local specialities
Dinner on the 1st and 7th day in Ajaccio, picnics and drinks not included (there are shopping facilities and several restaurants near the hotels)
Alpine terrain – Only for trained cyclists!
Average cycling distance: 29 to 71 km (18 to 44 mi) a day, some stages may be shortened.
Because of the high difference in altitude in the mountains, some hikes can be short but quite demanding.
We recommend you an eco-friendly journey with the train and the ferry to Ajaccio.
You can find more information on our detailed info sheet, that we send you gladly on enquiry!