The most mountainous and diverse Mediterranean islands, Corsica offers cyclists an unrivalled variety of terrain and scenery. Dramatic bluff roads wind around the island’s 1000 km of rugged coast line, while quiet narrow paths undulate through the forested interior, weaving between gorges and snow-capped mountain peaks. As you will discover, Corsica is simultaneously named the ‘Ille de Beaute’ (Island of Beauty) and the Mountain in the Sea. The most compelling feature of Corsica, perhaps, is its backdrop for active outdoor enthusiasts.
The Rides. This trip and each ride is designed with an obsessive attention to route detail. We’ll average about 45 miles/day with 3,000 to 6,000′ of climbing (and descending) over 1-2 moderate mountain passes. Perfect moderate intensity routes for spring training or end-of-season slow down. Rides will all start and finish at our hotels with no time spent transferring in a van . This is a guided, fully-supported and well-designed trip. To fully enjoy this tour you should be a fit cyclist eager to explore, climb and descend some of the most beautiful remote interior passes and coastal roads on the island. Riders are supported with a SAG stocked with water, electrolyte powder, fresh fruit and energy bars.
Accommodations. All of our accommodations are hand-selected for their location, service, comfort and authentic charm. We’ll be staying in lovely island-style 3-star hotels as well as charming mountain agritourismos in the interior of the island.