Sardinia and Corsica
Sardinia and Corsica – two islands and two countries combined in one cycling tour. Both a short distance from France and Italy, the two islands have preserved their traditions and a strong cultural identity. Fantastic coastal rides, great sea and mountain landscapes and superb cuisine are amongst the many highlights of this exciting trip.
From £1660.00 P/P
Private transfer or independent arrival to Cannigione, overnight.
Start with a sensational coastal ride to Palau, where you can admire the Maddalena archipelago. Nestled on the hills overlooking the coast, the lovely village of San Pasquale is the ideal base for your lunch break. Quiet country roads will take you to the charming town of Santa Teresa. A quick detour to Capo Testa offers a great view over the Bonifacio strait and Corsica.
A 50 minute ferry ride takes to beautiful Bonifacio that welcomes visitors on the top of a limestone cliff. Spend some time roaming around the narrow alleys of the old citadel. On your way to Porto Vecchio, cycle inland and then on a beautiful costal road, where the beaches of Santa Giulia and Palombaggia are well worth a swimming stop. Porto Vecchio old town comes alive at dusk offering great dining and shopping options.
This is the king of the mountain day! The 15km climb to the famous Col de l’Ospédale is softened by the beautiful view of the coastline. The change in landscape from the coast is dramatic, the pine tree forest of the Natural park brings memories of the Alps, while the Ospédale reservoir offers a refreshing stop. The small mountain hamlet of Zonza will be your base for tonight.
Ride through the small villages of the Alta Rocca region and descend to the Rizzanese valley, rich with vineyards. After a restoring stop to the Caldane thermal bath, your day ends in Sartène, probably the most Corsican town in Corsica.
The winding coastal road leading to Bonifacio boasts some spectacular views over its strait and Sardinia. Roccaspina is the most renown beach of the many you will find along the way. In Bonifacio say au revoir to Corsica and take the ferry back to Santa Teresa in Sardinia.
Venture inland in the Gallura hills, riding through Vermentino vineyards and cork oak forests. After the villages of Bassacutena and Arzachena you return to Cannigione, where you can celebrate the end of this beautiful trip.
After breakfast, end of services.
A Moderate difficulty cycling holiday although more challenging on Day 3. However, this is a leisure cycling holiday that should be suitable for most types of cyclist.
Routes maybe subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information will be given to you upon arrival at the first hotel or at the welcome meeting. GPS/GPX Files are available for most our the cycling holidays we offer. Please ask us for details.
The Sardinia and Corsica tour stays in hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 nights in 3* accommodation
- Luggage transfers between hotels
- Return ferry crossings to/from Corsica
- Tour presentation (welcome meeting or telephone call)
- Route notes and maps
- 24 hour local telephone assistance helpline
- Flights to/from the start and finish
- Evening meals (unless stated)
- Bike hire (optional extra)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Insurance (unless stated)
- Transfers (unless included)
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.