Around the Cape of Corsica and its Genoese towers
Discover the wild and wind-swept Cape of the Isle of Beauty during this bike tour, enjoy riding along the beautiful coastline. During your stay you will pass many Genoese towers, you will enjoy the views across the Mediterranean to the Tuscan islands of Elba and Capraia, and you will meet welcoming locals proud of their traditions and their “cucina corsa”.
So, embark on this fantastic cycling adventure and experience Corsica like never before!
Duration: 7 days
Departure: all year
Price: 650,00 eur per person in dbl / in july and august supplement 65,00 eur
- accommodation (6 nights) in hotels
- map and road book
- luggage transfer
- the costs of transportation for getting to Bastia
- bike rental – hybrid bike 21 gears 75,00 eur; e-bike 140,00 eur; all road bike 155,00 eur
- GPS rental – 65,00 eur
- anything not mentioned under ‘the price includes’
***The itinerary is only indicative, detailed description and any other information will be available at the moment of confirmation.
individual arrival in Bastia
Your holiday starts in Bastia, the capital of northern Corsica (Haute-Corse). Depending upon your time of arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit the citadel, the old part of town or to stroll down to the Vieux-Port.
Our recommendation: go to one of the restaurants on the Vieux-Port if you wish to enjoy traditional Corsican food. Night in Bastia.
From Bastia to Sisco 30 km
After the breakfast leave Bastia and follow the northeastern coastline. Along the way you will enjoy magnificent views over majestic little coves and the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Do not hesitate to have a relaxing swim in one of the coves! Stop in the charming fisherman village Erbalunga, before reaching Sisco. Night in Sisco.
From Sisco to Macinaggio
Today follow the coastline and head to Macinaggio – the farthest northern point of the island. Once there enjoy a bath in the sea or a relaxing walk along the beach. Feeling energized by the cycle ride, you may wish to walk along the coastline on the “sentier des douaniers”. Night in Macinaggio.
From Macinaggio to Canari 45 km
This is a spectacular journey crossing the coast from the east to the west, offering stunning views over the craggy cliffs of the Cape of Corsica. These landscapes are among the most beautiful and impressive of the Isle of Beauty. Today’s journey ends in Canari. Be prepared for the long climb up to the village, but the magnificent views are worth it! Night in the village of Canari.
From Canari to Saint-Florent 35 km
Descend from the village and continue along the west coast with stunning views towards Saint Florent and the Desert des Agriates. Enjoy cycling through Nonza, one of the most spectacular villages in Corsica famous for its black sandy beach and the village itself. 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 to visit and explore the wine cellars of the village of Patrimonio, otherwise known as the Corsican capital of winemaking. Night in Saint-Florent.
From Saint-Florent to Bastia
Make the most out of your last day of cycling and climb up to the Col de Teghime, culminating at 536m. From these alpine heights you will be able to enjoy panoramic views over both the east and the west Coast of Corsica, with the Gulf of Saint Florent on your left and the Etang de Biguglia (a vast salt water lagoon) on your right. A truly wonderful experience and a marvellous feast of colours!