Walking and active holidays in Corsica

Alta Rocca to South Coast Biking

Cycling holidays 8 days / 7 nights

Level 1 2 3 4

Point to Point - 6 days Cycling
Comfortable 3* Hotels
Starting from 935 €
  • Challenging road cycling in Corsica
  • Mountains and coastal riding
  • Short break cycling
  • Zonza, Sartene, Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio

From Propriano, you will discover the coast of the extreme south before exploring the winding mountain roads in the heart of the Alta Rocca region. On the agenda: the cities of Sartène, Bonifacio, Porto-Vecchio, the small villages of Zonza and Aullène, some of the most beautiful beaches, large forests, impenetrable maquis and countless panoramic views.

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Day 1 - Propriano

Nestled at the heart of the Gulf of Valinco, the small seaside town of Propriano is surrounded by many sandy beaches where water activities, boat trips and discovery of cultural and historical heritage are possible. After your stay at the hotel, you can explore the bustling port of the city and enjoy the sunset.

Day 2 - Propriano to Sartène

The route takes the road of the beaches, which leads to the tower of Campomoro (paying site - walk of 1 hour), then winds through the hinterland in the heart of a thick and green maquis, crossing some hamlets of stones, before joining "the Corsican city of Corsica", Sartène.

47km, +1050m, -750m.

Day 3 - Sartène to Bonifacio

The small road zigzags through high mountains before tipping into the Ortolo Valley. The straight road stretches to reach the site of Roccapina and its "Lion", which offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the island with the Bouches de Bonifacio.

55km, +700m, -1000m.

Day 4 - Bonifacio to Porto-Vecchio

The great city of Bonifacio is planted on high chalk cliffs and overlooks the sea. The coastal road offers magnificent views, enchanting places, some of the most beautiful beaches, before joining the city of salt.

51km, +450m, -450m.

Day 5 - Porto-Vecchio to Zonza

The route leaves the broad plain of Coste Verde to climb through the cork oaks and maritime pines, overlooking the gulfs of Porto-Vecchio and Sardinia, before reaching the forest of Ospedale and its lake, the village of Zonza, then the Bavella Pass and its famous needles.

59km, +1630m, -900m.

Day 6 - Zonza to Propriano

A wonderful day through the granite villages of Alta Rocca. Along the way, you can take a walk through the past along the heritage trails and then switch to the sumptuous Rizzanese Valley before arriving back into Propriano.

57km, +750m, -1500m.

Day 7 - Propriano

Relaxing day on one of the beaches that surround the city, meet the winemakers, or hit the road to discover the most beautiful beaches on the coast that lead to Porto-Pollo on the north shore of the Gulf of Valinco.

40km, +280m, -280m.

Day 8 - End of stay in Propriano

End of our services after breakfast.

This itinerary is correct at time of publication. Should situations arise that are beyond our control, such as severe weather conditions, or other such factors that could put your safety at risk, the itinerary may be modified.

Departures everyday from May until the end October.

Please select your departure date in the calender below to see the price and click on the button to the right to make a reservation.

Prices : €935pp (May, June, September & October) €1120 pp (July & August)

Supplements/Discounts

Bike hire available in Porto Vecchio. Please ask for details.

Price includes

Half board accommodation, (except day 1 and 7, evening meal not included), internal transfers, the moving on of baggage between hotels, the dossier containing your maps, route notes and all necessary details needed for your holiday.

Price does not include

Reservation fee of €5pp, travel insurance, drinks, picnics, site visits, travel to Corsica. Bike rental available at a supplement.

Starts

In your hotel in Porto Vecchio.

Ends

In Porto Vecchio, after breakfast.

Access

Figari Airport or Porto Vecchio port. If you arrive into Bastia or Ajaccio, please ask for details of transport connections. Air tickets and boat reservations available, please ask for a quotation.

Accommodation
  • Hotels***, Chambres d'Hôtes, in a twin/double room, please request at time of reservation.
  • Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).
  • Evening meals nights 2, 3, 4 & 5 (based on local specialties, including a starter, a main course and a dessert).

Should you have any food allergies, special requests or dietary requirements, please advise at time of booking.

Number of participants

Reservations for minimum of 2 participants. NB. For safety reasons we do not accept solo cycle reservations on Self-Guided trips.

Level

Moderate. Involves longer uphill stretches, generally from 4-6 hours a day. The nature of the terrain presents little technical difficulty but some previous hill cycling experience is useful. The ascents will vary from 400m to 800m altitude gain per day. See our level ratings.

The cycling is on roads, the landscape is varied. You need to be used to cycling all day and take regular exercise to enjoy this holiday. Endurance road cycling with strenuous sections.

Guiding

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.

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.