Set off from Bastia on a unique itinerary that takes in all the must-see sites in Haute-Corse. 

This bike tour travels around Northern Corsica. This road tour for keen riders taking you around the stunning Cap Corse to Saint Florent, seeing perched villages on steep sea cliffs, unspoilt beaches and great views at every Col. From St Flo, the Corsican St Tropez, head through the unpopulated Desert des Agriates, to Ile Rousse, a busy seaside town, then along the west coast to Porto, before heading inland up and over the Col de Vergio to Corte. From Corte cycle through the unspoilt Castagnicia, over cols and through forests, down to the coast at Bastia, and vibrant city life before heading home after a great ride !


  • From Cap Corse to Bastia via Porto and Corte
  • Private or hire bike
  • Point to point - 5 days cycling
  • Accommodation in ** and *** Hotels
  • Start and end in Bastia
8 days / 7 nights
Type of holidays
4 - Tough
Without bags


Day 1


Check-in directly at your hotel in Bastia. After settling in, you'll set off to explore this city steeped in history, with its narrow streets and old port.

Night in Bastia
Day 2

Bastia to Saint Florent

Today you head north along the flatter east side of the Cap Corse, to Maccinaggio, Corsica’s busiest pleasure boat harbour. From here the road heads up and across the top of the cap Corse and over a good couple of cols before dropping down along the West Coast of the Cap. The road winds along steep sea cliffs with stunning views before arriving in Saint Florent, the Corsican St Tropez !

110 km
Ascent / descent
+1300 m / -1300 m
Night in Saint Florent
Day 3

St Florent to Ile Rousse

From your nightstop in St Florent, you head up through the desert des Agriates, a wild land of hills and maquis, ride along this winding road before hitting the coast road down to Ile Rousse, optional cycling in the hills of the Balagne, high above the coast. 

103 km
Ascent / descent
+2100 m / -2100 m
Night in Ile Rousse
Day 4

L'Ile Rousse to Porto

Setting out from Ile Rousse you are first taking the coast road to the historic Genoese town of Calvi, before heading south along the wild west coast. You enter an area that is a stunner, cols and coastal views at every turn. After a beautiful drive you arrive at Porto and your comfortable hotel for the night. 

110 km
Ascent / descent
+1365 m / -1365 m
Night in Porto
Day 5

Porto to Corte

From Porto you head up to Evisa along a magnificent road high above the Spelunca Gorge, after Evisa village at 800m, the climb continues through the Aitone forest, then up and over the Col de Vergio before dropping down into the Niolu. The road continues through the Scala di Santa Regina, climbing finally to Corte, nestled in high mountains.

105 km
Ascent / descent
+2370 m / -1960 m
Night in Corte
Day 6

Corte to Bastia

Setting out from Corte you head towards the Castagniccia, an area of chestnut woods, narrow roads winding down the mountain. You arrive in Bastia in the late afternoon, explore town and relax in your hotel for tonight after a long ride.

115 km
Ascent / descent
+1650 / -2000 m
Night in Bastia
Day 7


Relax in Bastia, or head up the Col de Teghime for stunning views over Saint Florent and the Etang de Biguglia, then onto the church at San Michele de Murato. After your ride, return your bike and explore the town and enjoy a nice meal on the Place St Nicolas. 

95 km
Ascent / descent
+1650 m / -2000 m
Night in Bastia
Day 8


Holiday ends after breakfast. Extra nights available.

Programs have been drawn up according to the latest information available at the time of writing: imponderables are always possible and situations beyond our control may alter the course of the program.

Dates and prices

Everyday from April to the end October.

Please select your departure date from the calendar below to find out the rate and begin your booking.

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Price includes

Accommodation including breakfast, luggage transfers between hotels, trip  dossier containing your maps, route notes and access to our guidance application. 

Price does not include

Transfer to and from Bastia (available at a supplement), 5€/ person reservation fee, unscheduled transfers, drinks, picnics, extra activities, holiday insurance, bike hire.


Supplement higher hotel category upgrade (except in Bastia) : 130 € / person in low season and 160 € /person in high season  (july - august)

Bike hire: contact us for a quote.


We offer comprehensive multi-risk insurance specifically adapted to our adventure trips (contract no. 7482 Assurinco). The rates are as follows: 4.00% of the price of the trip for French residents, 6% of the price of the trip for residents from the European Union (EU) outside France. For non-EU residents, the rate is €90 per person. See insurance details.

Group discount

Groups of 3 people or more can benefit from a discount. Please contact us for details.

Technical informations


At your first hotel in Bastia.


At your hotel in Bastia after breakfast.


Bastia Airport of port.


  • Hotel in double/ twin rooms: 2 nights in ** Hotels (Ile Rousse and Corte) and 5 nights in *** Hotel (Bastia, Saint Florent and Porto).
  • Superior category hotels available at extra cost.
  • Single room supplement to be requested when booking.


Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).

Number of participants

Reservations for minimum of 2 participants. 

Luggage transfers

You need to carry a small day sack only with a water bottle, camera, picnic and wind jacket. The main luggage will be transported by vehicle between the different accommodations.


Tough - You need to be in very good physical condition, well trained and able to make a continuous effort over several days. Stages from 70 km to 140 km per day. Maximum cumulative altitude gain 2500 meters per day. Real experience of the activity and regular practice are essential.


Self-Guided Biking. We provide you with a Travel Dossier complete with IGN map and Topoguide created by our team. During your bike tour our 24-hour assistance service will also be able to answer all your questions and, if necessary, bring you useful tips for the smooth running of your stay.

The digital roadbook

Once you have confirmed your holiday, you can download our application. It's easy to use and it offers a number of functionalities:

  • Precise route guidance with alerts in the event of deviations.
  • View your starting point, accommodation, current position, mileage.
  • Discover points of interest via interactive content with descriptions, photos and audio. 
  • In an emergency, send an SOS alert with your GPS coordinates. 
  • Contact function to share messages, photos and videos with our team during your stay.


Take advantage of a stay extension during your tour with Corsica Aventure.

If you'd like to discover Corsica before or after your holiday, our team can offer you ideas for accommodation and activities. If you prefer to arrive a few days earlier or extend your stay for a few days, we can book your extra nights on the island, depending on your arrival city.

Here are a few hotels we recommend for those of you who would rather organise their extra days themselves:  


  • Hôtel Le Dauphin 2*/ Tél : 04 95 21 12 94.
  • Hôtel Kalliste 3* / Tél : 04 95 51 34 45.
  • Hôtel Albion 3* / Tél : 04 95 21 66 70.
  • Hôtel San Carlu 3* / Tél : 04 95 21 13 84.


  • Hôtel Bellevue / Tél : 04 95 76 01 86.
  • Gîte-hôtel U Fracintu / Tél : 04 95 76 15 05.


  • Hôtel Kallisté / Tél : 04 95 26 10 30.
  • Hôtel Le Belvédère / Tél : 04 95 26 12 01.
  • Hôtel Le Méditerranée / Tél : 04 95 26 10 27.


  • Hôtel Les Calanques / Tél : 04 95 27 82 08.
  • Hôtel Les Roches Rouges / Tél : 04 95 27 81 81.


  • Hôtel Belvédère 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 01 25.
  • Hôtel Les Arbousiers 2* / Tél : 04 95 65 04 47.
  • Hôtel Christophe Colomb 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 06 04.
  • Hôtel Balanea 3* / Tél : 04 95 65 94 94.


  • Best Western Montecristo Bastia / Tél : 04 95 55 05 10.


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Reviews for North Corsica Grand tour

4 reviews

Magnificent route, superbly organised! We're planning to do the south.

John 15/09/2023North Corsica Grand tour

Well-chosen accommodation, very well organised. Great memories!

Marilyn 25/08/2023North Corsica Grand tour

A well-detailed guidebook that took us to the most beautiful places. Great encounters.

Sydney 21/06/2023North Corsica Grand tour

Perfect stay despite the lack of starch at meals.

Robert 18/06/2023North Corsica Grand tour

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