Corsica Week

Bastia, Corsica, France

Organiser's Description

Cycling holidays made easy - Sportive Breaks takes you to the best climbs, routes and rides in Europe without the hassle. Join our team of expert guides, mechanics and local hosts and discover some of the best riding on the planet!

Our packages include return airport transfers, half board accommodation, and rides each day. Six night packages in May and August exploring one of the Med's most beautiful islands

Join us in Corsica for a week of thrilling rides through the rugged mountains and ocean roads of the fourth largest island in the Med. At different points in its history, Corsica has been part of Italy and part of France, but has always been fiercely independent, and the riding and culture here is unique. Outside of the coastal towns, this is a very rural island, where you are as likely to see livestock as vehicles.

All rides are led by our expert & knowledgable ride leaders and supported by our mechanics in vans. We set up regular feed stops and have lunch in a local cafe each day. Your luggage is transported to the next hotel each day where we relax and enjoy some post ride drinks, before eating dinner all together. A real adventure of a week, perfect for experienced riders looking for a unique and stunning place to ride.

Races

  • 6 night breaks from
    £999 BOOK

Arrival Day - Sunday

Bastia

Arrival day. Fly into Bastia before 5.30pm for a 6pm transfer. Our mechanics will help build bikes and fit rentals before our welcome dinner at 8pm, where we run through the itinerary for the week.

Stage One - Monday

Bastia to Corte

Breakfast from 7.30am, meet at 8.45am for a 9am rollout. We will provide you with a day pack so you can put extra layers into the van. Ride Distance 127km; Elevation Gain 2555m.

Stage Two - Tuesday

Corto to Propriano

A slightly early roll out at 8.30am (weather depending) for the ride down to the South coast. Ride Distance 147km; Elevation Gain 2832m.

Stage Three - Wednesday

Propriano to Corte

Our queen stage with over 3,000m of climbing. Another 8.30am start and we will be riding to mid afternoon. The hotel at the finish has a pool and spa to help our recovery (and some great wine!) Ride Distance 150km; Elevation Gain 3381m.

Stage Four - Thursday

Corte to Calvi

Up to the glamorous town of Calvi, but first we have a long climb and a thrilling 35km descent down to the coast. One of the best days riding in the World! Ride Distance 166km; Elevation Gain 2654m.

Stage Five - Friday

Calvi to Bastia

Back to where it all began. A (slightly) easier day along the top of the North coast, with a couple of steeper climbs. Tonight we celebrate the week of riding with some drinks before (and after) dinner. Ride Distance 156km; Elevation Gain 2300m.

Departure day - Saturday

Bastia

Our mechanics can help pack bikes in the morning or the previous afternoon. Transfer back to the airport after breakfast.

Over the week we go from the very North in Bastia, down to the South in Ajaccio, and discover all the best rides in the middle of the island. We hop from town to town, with all rides over 125km & 2,500m.

The riding contains a bit of everything. The middle of the island is hilly and mountainous with climbs of all shapes & sizes. We ride to a different town each day, hitting all the best routes in Corsica, with some long climbs and thrilling descents, unique rock formations and glorious ocean roads.

Ride highlights:

Climbs: long, short, gentle & steep - Corsica has them all - Corsica is a rugged island with hills of all sizes. The highest pass is Col de Vergio at almost 1,500m, and climbs range from 30+km long but steady (the downhills are amazing!), to steep 8km at 8% brutes.

Corsica Cycling Break Group 400X400

Ocean roads

This is the 4th largest island in the Med with miles of stunning coastal riding. We go just out of season so the roads are quiet, but the weather is warm making these rides as good as it gets.

Corsica Cycling Ocean Road 400X400

Corsica has been famous for years as a hiking destination attracting thousands of walkers each month in season. The landscape has some unique rock formations and spectacular views.

Corsica Cycling Break 400X400

Climbs include:

Col de Verde - Ride Distance 31.4km; Elevation Gain 4%

Col de Vergio - Ride Distance 32.9km; Elevation Gain 4%

Bocca di Larone - Ride Distance 5.4km; Elevation Gain 8%

Col de Bavella - Ride Distance 8.5km; Elevation Gain 8%

Included in your booking

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Return airport transfers from Bastia
  • Daily guided rides with expert guides and mechanical support
  • Ride nutrition

Not included in your booking

  • Flights
  • Insurance (mandatory)
  • Lunches (budget €15 per day) and drinks with dinner.

Arrival

Our team will meet you in the arrivals for the transfer to the hotel, where you our mechanic will help build bikes or fit rentals. Arrive before 5.30pm for a 6pm transfer

Departure

We depart after breakfast at 9am to arrive back to the airport at 9.30am. Depart after 11.30am, transfer arrives at the aiport at 9.30am

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