France : Corsica

Corsica with Ebike

Trip code: C07CI 4.5 (2 reviews)

Self-guided cycling

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2 & 2+

10.0Kg CO2e

SUMMARY

  • Cycle from Bastia to Calvi on the first leg of Corsica's new GT20 cycle route
  • Discover historic citadels, quaint villages and breath-taking mountain views
  • Powder-white beaches and crystal-clear waters framed by windswept cliffs

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Bike hire included
  • Airport transfers
  • Train ticket from Calvi to Bastia

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Corsica is not called the Island of Beauty without any reason. From Bastia to Calvi, discover the north coast with stunning landscapes, unspoilt beaches, heritage and rich tradition.

Discover the exceptional landscapes between sea and mountains, but also the authentic villages on the first leg of the new GT20 cycling route. Follow coastal routes, pedal from village to village, taking the time to stop for a drink in a cafe and chat with the locals.

Taste the Corsican unique flavours with its charcuterie: richly-marbled coppa, lonzu, prisuttu and figatellu. Fish and seafood are accented with local herbs including oregano, marjoram and mint. Honey and chestnuts are other staple island products. Other delights that should not be missed are the aromatic wines with their own strong identity from L'Ile-Rousse and Calvi.

Through the enchanting landscapes, this cycling route will introduce you to the authentic taste of Corsica.

Terrain

Average maximum temperatures in Corsica range from 17 degrees in April, up to 34 degrees in July & August. During July and August, temperature can be up to 40 degrees. We recommend to choose a departure before or after this period.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrival in Bastia

Transfer from Bastia airport to your hotel (included). Explore the old port, citadel and steep streets overlooking the azure Tyrrhenian sea.

Bastia owes its name to this 'bastille', built on a promontory in the 14th century by Genoese governors. In the shelter of its ramparts, it's a village within the city. Each alleyway leads to a monument.

You stay at Le Bastia.

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Hotel Le Bastia, Bastia

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Located on the hill of Bastia and overlooking the city, the hotel has a panoramic view and nearby shops and offers a fitness area and a swimming pool..

Day 2: Bastia - Centuri (55km/34.2mi)

Head north along the sea and through the woodland. From Genoese towers to old convents and mills, here are local treasures to explore on your way. Continue along marinas with quaint fishing villages before reaching Centuri, the first port for lobsters in France.

You stay at Hotel Vieux Moulin.

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Hotel Le Vieux Moulin, Centuri

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Located in the peaceful village of Centuri, this hotel offers a garden, a terrace with panoramic views and a restaurant serving local products, fresh seafood and fishes.

Day 3: Centuri - Saint Florent (56km/34.8mi)

Leave Cap Corse headland in the direction of Patrimonio, a quaint village famous for its vineyards. Possibility to stop for tasting. Then, enjoy wonderful sceneries over the Gulf of St Florent. Stroll in the old town of Saint Florent, along the marina, which is the best place to admire the sunset over the bay while having a drink on a terrace.

You stay at Hotel Bellevue.

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Hotel Bellevue, Saint Florent

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Set within a 1-hectare park, Hotel Bellevue is 150 yards from the port town of Saint Florent. It offers a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. In the evening, Mediterranean dishes can be sampled in the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 4: Saint Florent - Monticello (51km/31.7mi)

Explore the Agriates Desert, a fascinating rugged territory of unspoilt landscapes, rich fauna, and paradisiacal beaches. Continue through Balagne beautiful landscapes before arriving in Monticello, a picturesque village surrounded by olive trees, with a lively square place where locals meet up playing petanque or enjoying a cool drink on the terrace of the village bar. You will fall under the charm of this peaceful place just a stone’s throw from the seaside.

You stay at A Pasturella.

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A Pasturella, Monticello

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Located in the quaint village of Monticello, this hotel offers a a terrace with nice view over the mountains and villages. In the evening, enjoy the local cuisine at the hotel's restaurant.

Day 5: Monticello - Calvi (40km/24.9mi)

Open your eyes wide and enjoy peace-and-quiet, where down a side street or at a village square, the absolute beauty of Balagne will be revealed to you! Ride in perfect postcard sceneries with maquis and olive trees towards Calvi.

You stay at Hotel Le Revellata.

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Hotel Le Revellata, Calvi

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Warm and bright, Hotel Revellata and its team welcomes you to Calvi in Corsica for a relaxing stay with its outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, its indoor swimming corridor, its wellness area and its fitness room

Day 6: Calvi

Wander in Calvi (Birthplace of Christopher Columbus) a Genoese citadel set on the sea and surrounded by rocky mountains that cast their shadow on the waters. This place offers a labyrinth of picturesque streets and a pretty port with bars and restaurants for a fabulous dining experience.

Alternatively enjoy an optional ride.

Day 7: Calvi - Bastia

Transfer from Calvi to Bastia by train longing the coast with stunning views. Then enjoy the lively seaside resort of Bastia between small yachts and polychrome fishing boats, which invites you to stroll around at any time.

You stay at Hotel A Storia.

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Hotel A Storia, Bastia

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In the heart of Bastia, in a walking distance from the train station, this hotel is ideally located to enjoy the vibrant life of this colourful town.

Day 8: Leave Bastia

Transfer from your hotel to the airport (included)

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The above prices do not include any travel.

These prices include our standard travel.

TRAVEL DETAILS

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

REVIEWS

Good service from start to finish.

James Sharp, 16 Sep 2023

 

Enjoyed overall , most of the route was on main roads, many motorcycles , we expected more of a cycle route, my wife is ‘ gluten free’, she indicated this on the booking but the hotels weren’t aware of this., some of them could provide something but mostly not. The Astoria in Bastia is close to the station but access walking with luggage is difficult.

MILNE, 27 May 2023

 


Self-guided cycling

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2 & 2+

10.0Kg CO2e

7 nights from $3200

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