Cycle tour - Corsica - Guided - 8 days / 7 nights

A dream comes true – Cape of Corsica

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  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Distance

    38km
  • Landscapes

    • Sea/Ocean
    • Nature
  • Theme

    • Deluxe
    • Culture 
  • Type of Journey

    Guided

Description

The Cape of Corsica is the norther “thumb” of the beautiful island. Macchia, steep cliffs, deep blue bays, beautiful sand beaches, watch towers and pretty fishing villages. This area with its beautiful landscape is inviting you to cycle along the coast. The arrival and departure in and from Bastia is the change to visit this picturesque and heartwarming city with its historical sides and its impressive harbor. It is also possible to extend your trip for some beach days or a hiking trip.

Characteristics of this journey/holiday

Day by day

Day 1

Arrival via airplane or boat to Bastia in Northern Corsica. Welcome meeting and Aperitif then first French dinner.

Quel plaisir!

Day 2  Bastia   24 km

We start from the hotel and cycle with a fantastic panorama on the sea, the island Elba and later on Bastia. Visit of the old city. We will visit the citadel, the Governors’ Palace and the churches of Bastia, such as its landmark Saint Jean-Baptiste.  Continuation by bike to the natural reserve L‘Etang de Biguglia. We are cycling alongside lovely beaches on one side and the natural reserve on the other. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 3   Bastia – Macinaggio  38 km

From the hotel we enjoy the serpentines downhill to the corniche. Continuation alongside the coast with breathtaking panorama on deep blue and crystal clear water and through picturesque villages. Erbalunga, Sisco and the old Genoese’s donjons from the 16th century provide a varied day of cycling. You have to possibility during the pick nick to dive under. In the afternoon we can still admire the beautiful panorama. Today’s destination is the harbor city Macinaggio.

Day 4  Macinaggio – Canari 42 km

Today we start with a hike in the nature park Natura 2000. The coastal landscape between Macinaggio and Canari are unbeatable beautiful! Pick nick with marvelous view. The highlight is the small harbor village Centuri. The landscape is changing and we can see more and more limestone.

Day 5  Canari – Saint Florent 36 km

Another day on this beautiful coast road. One of the most beautiful villages today is Nonza! It is located 100 m above the dark beach. From the Tower Paoline you have the most beautiful view on the Gulf of Saint Florent. Destination infront of Saint Florent.

Day 6  Saint Florent – Saint Florent  40 km

Short transfer to Pass Col de Santo Stefano. After a short climb we start the relaxed tour alongside the mountain chain above Saint Florent. A must-see is one of the most beautiful churches of Corsica: San Michele near Murato. Its location and the variegation are very unique. Through field landscape we are arriving the pick nick spot with a fabulous view on the mountain villages. The downhill brings us just in front of the hotel. You have the possibility to swim in the sea or in the swimming pool and enjoy the evening.

Day 7  –Belgodère – Ile Rousse 42 km

 

Cycling on the scenic road and through mountain villages just as Belgodère, Ville-di-Paraso, Feliceto and Muro. A wonderful stage with same little climbs brings us to the village Balagne.  We can admire olive trees and the mills which are activated by the many streams. The tour ends with a long downhill through the wine yards in Ile Rousse. Here you can enjoy the last time the fine sand at the beach. On the return we stop in the wine village Patrimonio, which is famous for its excellent wine. Wine tasting!

 

Day 8

It is time to say good bye. You have the possibility to extend your trip in one of the bathing places.

Accommodation

5 nights near Bastia in 3-Stars-Charme-Hotel in rooms with Shower/Bath/WC and swimminf pool
2 nights near St Florent in 3-Stars-Charme-Hotel. Romms with bath/shower/wc and access to the beach.

Included services

7 accommodations in 3* charm hotel
Rooms bath/shower/WC
Swimming Pool use
Daily Breakfast
4-course-menu for dinner
5 Lunches with local specialties, drinks included.
1 wine tasting
Graduated guide during the whole trip
Guidance acc. to program
All mentioned transfers
All entrances

Additional informations

Cap Corse, the rough northern "thumb" of the island. Here dominate the Macchia, steep cliffs, deep blue bays, sandy beaches, lighthouses and charming fishing hamlets. They simply invite you to cycle on the coast.
The beginning and the end in Bastia enable an intense stay in the harbor city.
A perfect mix between leisure and culture for an unforgettable trip. If you wish, it is possible to extend your stay.

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