PROGRAM of the 7 days tour.
Day 1 Bastia
Your tour starts in Bastia at your hotel
in the afternoon. Time to discover the capital of the Upper-Corsica.
The old port is superb as well as the freely accessible citadel
and the old city which offers a superb panorama on the sea and
the neighbourhoods. For dinner, we advise you the old port with
its particular atmosphere. If you arrive by boat the hotel is
at 150m. From the airport you can take the shuttlebus ( 10)
or taxi ( 22 Night at the hotel in Bastia.
Along the coast and small fishermans ports you
bike to Nonza with its special tower.
Cycling distance 38kms,
51kms of 67kms.
Nightstay in Nonza or Ogliastro.
Day 3 From the Cape to the Gulf of Saint-Florent.
to the chosen route, you will be able to discover the village
of Patrimonio, famous in the whole Corsica for its vineyards.
Tastings are possible in the cellars of the village. This route
offers superb point of views on the Gulf of Saint-Florent. In
Saint-Florent, do not fail to visit the citadel and to stroll
around the port and its small commercial streets. Riding Distances:
approximately 22kms, 41kms or 46kms.Night stay at Saint Florent.
Extra day: The Desert of Agriates.
Trip to Agriates Desert.
From hamlet to hamlet, you cross this superb desert which will
take you closer to the sea again. According to the chosen layout,
you will be able to follow a way which will take you into the
heights of Balagne to see superb landscapes before going down
towards the littoral and its Genoese Towers. You will arrive
soon at Ile Rousse. Do not miss the sunset on the end of the
islands which will make you understand why this city was named
Ile Rousse. The heart of the city is very animated in summer
time and abounds with colors.Riding Distances: approximately
30 - 54kms. Night stay at Monticello. (Plus packages: L'Ile-Rousse)
Extra day : Villages of Balagne. Before going up to the villages
of Balagne you might visit Calvi. This area is worth the detour.
Stone villages perched in the middle of nowhere have an astonishing
beauty and have been from modernism. Your overnight will be
in one of the many typical villages of Balagne.Riding Distances:
approximately 33kms, 43kms or 54 kms. Night in Speluncato. (Plus
Day 5 The Corsica Inheritance.
You will continue into the villages of Balagne by discovering
superb testimonies of the past through old churches and convents.
Your course is divided into two roads, one of them makes it
possible to ride on some mountain passes located at more than
1200m of altitude.Then, you will follow the border of the Natural
reserve of Corsica until you reach Ponte Leccia and from here
ahead to Corte your stop for the night. This day will be, without
any doubt, marked by the numerous animals that you will meet
wandering in freedom: cows, pigs, goats...
approximately 69kms. Night in Cortea.
Day 6 Descent through
Castagniccia and Marana.
It will take you along the villages of Castagniccia
known for their chapels, their numerous natural sources as well
as their ancestral culture of sweet chestnut. Royal Milan, this
impressive raptor is widespread in this zone and you will surely
see it hovering over your heads. You will see Campitello and
San Michele-de-Murato before arriving at the coast. Your stop
for the night will be in a village close to the airport. Riding
distance: approximately 35kms or 52 or 75kms. Night in Lucciana.
Day 7 After your breakfast. End of stay.
have to call a taxi to take you to the airport (20). We can
constantly modify the stages ofyour stay in reasons of events
independent of our will,particularly caused by climatic and
In the 8-days package you will bike to Cervione, before the
last stage to Lucciana.