Walking and active holidays in Corsica

Around West Corsica Leisure Cycling

Cycling 7 days / 6 nights

Level 1 2 3 4

Point to Point - 6 days cycling
Comfortable 3* hotels
Starting from 995 €
  • Rugged Mountain and coastal scenery
  • Authentic hotels with a friendly welcome
  • Self guided with luggage transferred
  • Piana, Evisa, Corte, Ajaccio

Setting out from Ajaccio, this holiday programme will take you across some of the most attractive parts of the island allowing sumptuous mountain and sea views and a variety of landscapes. From the gulf of Sagone, to the Greek village of Cargèse and perched Piana, on through the Calanches, up to the col de Verghio, before dropping down to the valley of the Niolu. Corte the island’s historical capital is a rare treat to be discovered before the climb up through the majestic pine trees to the forests of Vizzavona.

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Day 1 - Ajaccio

Arrive in Ajaccio and check into your comfortable central hotel. Time to explore the town, the ambiance is Mediterranean and vibrant and the old town is always buzzing with life. Roadbike hire available in Ajaccio. A short transfer is necessary to the rental shop.

Day 2 - Ajaccio to Cargese

You escape town and start cycling north towards the vast gulf of Sagone. This coastline is indented with wide open bays, and high mountains dropping down to the sea. Continue to Cargèse, the picturesque Greek village with its twin churches. Night in a comfortable hotel in Cargese.

51km, 725m, 645m.
Day 3 - Cargese to Evisa

Today you head ever higher to Piana, one of the most beautifully situated Corsican villages, before heading into the Calanches, the spectacular chaos of red granite pinnacles perfumed by the clinging maritime pines, drop down to Porto, then up around the Spelunca gorge to arrive in Evisa, the pearl of the mountains.

66km, +1350m, -580m.
Day 4 - Evisa to Corte

Today you are climbing again, through the pine tree forest of Aitone over the Col de Vergio to enjoy a wonderful descent towards the remote, traditional Niolu Valley and on to Corte. Corte is the traditional heart of Corsica, surrounded by high mountains.

66km, +950m, -1330m.
Day 5 - Corte to Vizzavona

From Corte, you can explore the region of the Venecais, the hilltop villages to the south of the old capital Vénaco, Vivario and onto Vizzavona. Night in a comfortable hotel in this hamlet, once popular with the English gentry who holidayed here in the early 20th Century.

32km, +995m, -315m.
Day 6 - Vizzavona to Ajaccio

A superb descent from high mountains towards the sea by the valley of Gravona and on to Ajaccio. Arrive into Ajaccio and head fo your comfortable hotel in the heart of town.

60km, 750m, 1720m.
Day 7 - Ajaccio

End of holiday after breakfast in Ajaccio, extra nights available.

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 : €995pp (May, June, September & October) €1035pp (July & August)

Supplements/Discounts

Reduction no luggage transfers : 120 €

Road Bike hire : from 180 €

Hybrid Road Trail Bike hire : from 140 €

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 Ajaccio.

Ends

In Ajaccio, after breakfast.

Access

Ajaccio Airport or port. If you arrive into Bastia or Calvi, 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.