Walking and active holidays in Corsica

Cool Cycling in the Balagne

Cycling Holidays 5 days / 4 nights

Level 1 2 3 4

Point to Point - 3 days cycling
Comfortable hotels
Starting from 370 €
  • Comfortable seaside hotels
  • Easygoing cycling for all ages
  • Visit the Balagne villages
  • Calvi, L'Ile Rousse, Sant 'Antonino

This easy going biking mini break explores the villages of the Balagne in Northern Corsica, this area is the garden of Corsica and exploring the region is made easy with short distances to cover whilst seeing the area’s gems. Sant’Antonino, Monticello, Pigna, Feliceto, Cateri, Montemaggiore, perched villages all with immense character, nestled below the high mountainous backdrop, you are never far from the sea and there is so much to explore.

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Day 1 - Ile Rousse

Go directly to your hotel in Île-Rousse. After your installation, you will discover the small streets, the lighthouse of the island of Pietra or you will enjoy the beach.

Day 2 - Monticello & Reginu Valley Tour

The road climbs to the beautiful village of Monticello, discovering great views of the coast. Then, it flows into the Reginu Valley and along the Codole Lake, before reaching the village of Santa Reparata and down to Ile Rousse.

26km, +620m, -620m.

Day 3 - Corbora, San Antonino and Pigna

The route climbs up the coast towards Corbara and its monastery and arrives at the village of artisans "Pigna", before climbing to San Antonino, one of the most beautiful villages of France, located on its rocky promontory. The return is by the seaside.

31km, +690m, -690m.

Day 4 - Ile Rousse to Calvi

The road runs along the seaside crossing the small seaside town of Algajola before joining Lumio. The stage becomes more mountainous, the secular olive trees offer a saving shade as Montemaggiore approaches. This village offers a breathtaking view of the mountains, the plain and the bay of Calvi.

36km, +660m, -660m.

Day 5 - End of the stay in Calvi

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 : €370pp (May, June, September & October) €440pp (July & August)

Supplements/Discounts

Bike hire & Electric bike hire available in Algajola. Please ask for details.

4* Hotel in Ile Rousse available at a supplement €160 (May, June, September & October) €190 (July August)

Price includes

B&B accommodation, luggage transfers between hotels, the dossier containing your maps, route notes and all necessary details needed for your holiday.

Price does not include

Transfer to and from Ile Rousse (available at a supplement), unscheduled transfers, drinks, picnics, extra activities, holiday insurance, bike hire.

Starts

At your first hotel in L'Ile Rousse.

Ends

At your hotel in Calvi after breakfast.

Access

Calvi airport or Ile Rousse port.

Accommodation
  • Hotels 2* &  3*, in a twin/double room, please request at time of reservation. 4* available at a supplement in Ile Rousse
  • Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam).

Should you have any food allergies, special requests or dietry 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

GENTLE Easy going stages of 10 to 20 km per day. Ascents of around 500m per day. Circuits designed with families and easy going cyclists, who want landscapes and culture.

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.