Corsica’s Coast & Country from Calvi to Ajaccio

Discover the delights of Corsica's amazing western coastline, its picturesque villages and wild countryside

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Corsica’s Coast & Country from Calvi to Ajaccio

This amazing route can either start with an arrival in Bastia on the northern tip or the island’s capital, Ajaccio from where you can enjoy the itinerary in reverse. You will discover the rugged western coastline with its breathtaking vistas and the wild inland “Maquis”  – the dense shrubbery that blankets at least half of the island. Along the way there are beautiful beaches, hidden alcoves, small fishing harbours and mountain top ancient villages.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 – Arrival at the airport meet our rep and transfer to the beautiful harbour town of Calvi where you will collect your bike. Check-in to your hotel and overnight.
  • DAY 2 – After breakfast, take one of the most scenic coastal roads in Europe to the charming village of Galeria – approx 37km
  • DAY 3 – Today’s route really is breathtaking with amazing views of the Bay of Scandola, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight in Porto – approx 51km
  • DAY 4 – The day’s stages include the Calanques de Piana, dramatic rock formations that plunge into the sea in the Gulf of Porto. Overnight in the ancient village of Cargese – approx 53km
  • DAY 5 – As you continue southbound you can enjoy Lava Beach a popular tourist spot with fine sand. On to Ajaccio and overnight – approx 31km
  • DAY 6 – Discover Ajaccio at your own pace. There’s tons to enjoy (don’t mention Trafalgar or Waterloo – it’s Napoleon’s birthplace!) – overnight in Ajaccio
  • DAY 7 – Private transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to the UK

Cycling Corsica's West Coast

Holiday Highlights

Suitable for all levels

Unforgettable scenery – good cycling surfaces

5 Days Cycling

Between 30 and 50km per day – climbs up to 800m

Different route options

Longer or shorter depending on ability

Accommodation

Typical and carefully chosen mix of 2, 3 and 4* hotels

Luggage transfers

Ready & waiting on arrival at each overnight stop

Bikes and guides

Easy to follow maps and road books. E-bike upgrades

The Routes

corsica map

Holiday Information

Prices from £1599pp

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Travel by air from the UK to Corsica (Ajaccio or Bastia – depending on available routes)
  • 1 piece of hold luggage per person
  • Private transfer on arrival & departure
  • Standard bicycle hire for duration
  • 7 nights accommodation in a range of 2, 3 and 5 star hotels – en suite facilities – based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast every morning
  • Transfer of luggage between stages (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Detailed route maps and guides

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Cycling equipment (helmets, gloves…)
  • Personal & travel insurances
  • Optional upgrade: electric bikes – please ask for quote at time of enquiry

GALLERY

BY AIR

BY CAR

BY TRAIN

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