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The best roads and best hotels in Corsica

7 days / 6 nights
Corsica - Leisure cycling - Self-guided road cycling - E-bike tours - Self-guided - E-bike - Self-guided
Without guide - Comfort - Luggage transfer

Last updated: 22/02/2024

price from
~1920 £ [2250 €] per pers.

Hotels have been carefully chosen and you will get a warm welcome from local people very proud of Corsica. Fantastic hotels, the best bikes available on the island and also gastronomy and renowned wines will make you share the inhabitants' enthousiasm for Corsica!


Prepare your trip

Your day by day program

1
Arrival in Bastia

We welcome you at the airport in Bastia and transport you directly to Bastia old town and you have time to relax and settle in in after your journey. The hotel offers charm and character, with views over the harbour at the heart of the citadelle. You discover your hotel and maybe take a stroll to the old town, ideal for sampling one of the harbourside restaurants.
Night in a comfortable town centre 4* hotel on a B&B basis.

2
Extreme North of Corsica

We transfer you out of town this morning with your bikes to Erbalunga, you will ride up the east side of the island, harbour to harbour, before crossing to the other coast. A nice easy climb awaits to reach the Moulin de Mattei windmill before enjoying a beautiful descent into Centuri. An optional ride will take you to the tip of the island, Barcaggio, a hidden gem. Centuri is renowned for being the first lobsters' fishing port in France. A great occasion to taste it in one of the many little harbourside restaurants.

Night in a simple Maison de Maitre style hotel right by the harbour from where you will have a fantastic sunset.

Distances :
About 47km (D+: 559m ; D-: 565m ; Min.: 0m ; Max.: 362m)
or 61km (D+: 856m ; D-: 860m ; Min.: 1m ; Max.: 361m)

3
After the Corsican lobster, the Corsican wine!

You leave Centuri and follow the balcony coast road high above the sea. Views are amazing on this dramatic coast offering hidden and sheltered creeks ideal for swimming in clear turquoise waters. The road takes you towards Nonza where its Paoline tower and its black pebble beach is worth a stop. Maybe take a stop at Albo for some more fine dining before heading to Patrimonio, known as the birth place of the best wine in Corsica. Its vineyards and the beautiful church will ensure you a good time in the village. Wine tasting is offered in many of the ceilars. Then you will arrive in Saint Florent, your stop for 2 nights.

About 58 km (D+: 823m ; D-: 771m ; Min.: 5m ; Max.: 202m)
Night in Saint-Florent in a 4 or 5* hotel

4
Saint-Florent, the Corsican Saint Tropez

Enjoy your time in Saint-Florent, the little harbour, with stylish yachts, charming village feel and its white sand beach. Saint-Florent is a small and perfectly formed harbour town, from where you can take a boat to one of the most beautiful and dreamy beaches on the island, Saleccia. Alternatively take to the saddle for a 50km loop ride around the Nebbiu's and Conca d'Oro villages. Night in Saint-Florent in a 4* or 5* hotel

Distance : 50km (D+: 816m ; D-: 813m ; Min.: 0m ; Max.: 467m)

5
Crossing of the Désert des Agriates

An amazing winding ride accross a stunning landscape. Amid the Corsican scrub, the Maquis, the road ondulates in a luxurious granitic and green environment, surprising knowing that you are supposed to be in a desert! Once at the Vezzu pass, you will get beautiful views on the mountains. A great descent will follow toward the Balagne area where different roads' options are proposed to you. Arriving in Ile Rousse, a lively little town with market place and cafés under the plane trees, enjoy an aperitif whilst watching the sun set.

Night in a 4* hotel in the centre of Ile Rousse.
About 48 km (D+: 612m ; D-: 611m ; Min.: 0m ; Max.: 365m)
69 km (D+: 1066m ; D-: 1068m ; Min.: 0m ; Max.: 466m)
or 80 km (D+: 1279m ; D-: 1281m ; Min.: 0m ; Max.: 683m) depending on the chosen option.

6
La Balagne, villages, beaches and great food!

You will leave the bustle of Ile Rousse to explore inland and reach some of the most beautiful hill villages in Corsica: Pigna, Sant Antonino, Aregn, Cateri... Great opportunities are given to you to taste some fantastic local food in amazing places and restaurants (suggestions listed in your roadbook). You can also taste the local lemon juice in Sant Antonino to kick you up the next hill! You follow the artisans' route before the final descent to Calvi, the perfect Mediterranean town, with Genoese citadelle, sandy bay backed by pines, and a busy harbourside.

Night in 5* hotel near Calvi.
About 22 km (D+: 364m ; D-: 335m ; Min.: 2m ; Max.: 198m)
30 km (D+: 487m ; D-: 457m ; Min.: 2m ; Max.: 362m)
or 35 km (D+: 647m ; D-: 618m ; Min.: 2m ; Max.: 531m) depending on the chosen option.

7
End of your holiday

End of your holiday after breakfast. Contact us if you want us to organize a transfer to Calvi or Bastia airport.

Departure board

Every day from the begining of April to the end of October. Please note that July and August can be really hot. You'll have to leave early!

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • At the Bastia airport on arrival.
End
  • At your hotel in Calvi, day 7 after breakfast. Ask us if you need to have a transfer organized to Calvi or Bastia airport.
Accommodation
  • Nights in the best hotels available on the itinerary up to 5*. In rooms of two persons. Single rooms depends on availability and is subject to a supplement.
Number of people
  • A minimum of 2 persons
Level of difficulty
  • This trip has 2 or 3 options everyday to let you choose your daily route. An average of about 50 kms.
Carrying
  • Luggage transfers are organized in private vehicles. Therefore, you only need to carry your equipment for the day.
Options
  • Single room supplement : 1335€
  • Supplement for high season departure (from the 15th of June to the 15th of September) per person : 575€
  • Single room supplement during the high season (from the 15th of June to the 15th of September) : 1975€
  • Hybrid bike rental  : 320€
  • Electric bike rental  : 460€
  • Aluminium road bike rental  : 510€
  • Carbon road Bike rental  : 560€
Included
  • - Transfer from Bastia airport on day 1
  • - 6 nights in 3, 4 and 5-star hotels
  • - 6 breakfasts per person
  • - Luggage transfers every day
  • - Routes notes, maps and GPS tracks on our app (a smartphone is required)
  • - Local hotline every day from 08.00am until 08.00pm
Not included
  • - Transportation from the hotel in Calvi
  • - Transfers not included in the program
  • - Bike rental
  • - Everything not mentionned on the "included" part

Map

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