Ajaccio port
Corte
Corse
View over Piana

Self-guided bike tour of Corsica for two

8-day cycling tour on your own

  • From the coast to the centre of Corsica, impressive panorama
  • Alpine routes for trained cyclists
  • Alternate routes for some stages
  • Swimming in the Mediterranean sea and in mountain streams
  • Option of extending your stay

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!

Price from 899,- €

Bicycle tour along the coast & across the mountains of Corsica

Self guided tour, 8 days

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Itinerary

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.

Distance: 61 or 45 km / 38 or 28 mi – Ascent: 300 or 100 m – Descent: 1500 or 1160 m

Day 8: End of the cycling trip in Ajaccio

Travel dates

  • Apr 01st, 18 – Oct 27th, 18
  • From 899,- €
  • open for reservation
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Quotation indicated for one person in double room occupancy (min. 2 persons)

Departure any day beside Saturday
Surcharge for any other day: +€75,-

Bike rental:
E-Bike: 420,- € /6 days
Road bike: 150,- €/ 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.

Terms of payment:

  • 20% of the total price within 7 days after receipt of the invoice
  • Full payment 21 days prior to departure without further request to pay
    Only by SEPA bank transfer.

Services

Included:
7 nights in double bedroom in comfortable 2 and 3 stars hotels with breakfast and 5 x dinner, carrying of the luggage, detailed description of the itinerary, visitor's tax

Not included:
Travel to/from Ajaccio, drinks, bike rental, other meals, personnal expenses, insurance in case of cancellation.

Bike rental:
E-Bike: 420,- € /6 days
Road bike: 150,- €/ 6 days,
racing bike: 205,- €/ 6 days, available at the hotel in Ajaccio

Departure any day beside Saturday: +75,- €

Number of participants

Can be booked from 2 persons!
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip

Accommodation

Nights in chosen 2 and 3 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)

Level: Medium to difficult

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.

How to get there?

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!

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