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France - Corsica - The Beautiful Isle - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

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23 to 30 May 2021 - Enjoy a week of road cycling on the gorgeous island of Corsica as we explore Castagniccia and the northern coastal routes of Cap Corse.

Holiday Highlights

  • One of the most dramatic coastal rides in Europe
  • The descent through the Scala di Sta Regina between the Col de Vergio and Corte
  • Chestnut beers all round in Corte, the ancient and rustic mountain capital
  • Mouthwatering local cuisine, charcuterie and cheeses
  • The Castagniccia – Corsica’s most unspoiled region of chestnut forest, wild boar and traditional rural villages

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Bastia Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Bastia to St Florent 66 Miles / 106 Kms Approx. 1,300 Metres Approx. B L  
3 St Florent to Calvi 65 Miles / 106 Kms Approx. 1,325 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Calvi to Porto 50 Miles / 94 Kms Approx. 1,330 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Porto Loop Ride (optional rest day) 60 Miles / 96 Kms Approx. 1,350 Metres Approx. B  
6 Porto to Corte 50 Miles / 94 Kms Approx. 1,875 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Corte to Lucciana 65 Miles /106 Kms Approx. 1,525 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Bastia Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

One of our most popular road cycling holidays in France visits Corsica; known to the ancient Greeks as 'Kalliste' - the most beautiful - and referred to as 'The Beautiful Isle' by generations of travellers ever since, Corsica is one of the most diverse places in Europe.
Our place to place tour around the north of this Mediterranean gem takes in the very best of the many delights that this special island has to offer. Beginning and ending in the bustling historic city of Bastia on the eastern coast of the island, our tour is a fascinating combination of quiet coastal roads, rustic hillside villages and deserted coves. Cycling in Corsica you'll also experience some of the most spectacular mountain riding you could ever wish for. 
We begin by riding around Cap Corse, the island’s stunningly beautiful and sparsely populated northern peninsular. From here we ride through the mountainous Desert des Agriates and passing numerous olive groves, vineyards and mountain villages, we follow the famous Route des Artisans to the chic coastal town of Calvi with its marina, perfectly preserved citadel and pastel coloured houses.
Beyond Calvi we head to the tiny and peaceful resort village of Porto along a road which is regarded by many as the most stunning coastal route in Europe. From Porto we head back inland, climbing over the island’s highest mountain pass before dropping down to the old capital of Corte.
We'll spend our final day riding through the chestnut forests of the Castagniccia, arriving in Bastia for one last evening of fine Corsican food and wine. An unforgettable week of riding in a destination so near, yet so dramatically different.

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7 nights hotels

6 days riding

Optional rest day on day 5

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