Sardinia & Corsica Cycling | 2 Islands, One Mediterranean Sea | Guided Bike Tour

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Sardinia & Corsica Cycling Luxury Tour!

These are islands for adventurers where the varied landscape is ripe for exploration. From the beaches to the mountains, through forests and hilltop villages… Sardinia and Corsica are not just a beach paradises, but a cyclist’s dream as well.

Scantily populated with breathtaking views all around,

Beckons to explore the open roads: less residents equals fewer cars – hence traffic free roads await you.

The cuisine is also a mélange of cultures and traditions. Dishes are often based on lamb, wild boar or seafood specialties with cheese and wines.  A wide variety of pecorino and goat cheeses are made in Sardinia and Corsica, with just as broad varieties of wines, especially sweet wines.

GUIDED BIKE TOURS
Tour Details
Informations
Tour name Sardinia & Corsica – Two Islands
Type of tour Guided, Cycling, Luxury version available
Duration 7 nights, 8 days
Departures Private dates from May to October 
Level

Moderate or Challenge

additional mileage available

Total Distance 465km / 290mi
Daily mileage 48 to 78km / 30 to 49mi
Start Palau, Sardinia
End Ajaccio, Corsica
Suggested Airports In: Olbia / Out: Ajaccio

Highlights:

  • Costa Smeralda, Jet-Set Capital
  • Dinner at the best restaurants of Sardinia and Corsica
  • The Magnificent Corsican West Coast
  • Enjoy the local people cycling with us
Inclusions
Not Included
Optional Services
  • 7 nights in Superior hotels or Luxury on the upgraded version
  • 7 dinners and 7 breakfasts
  • 2 picnic lunches
  • One wine tasting
  • Snacks and drinks along the way
  • All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
  • All Shuttles and technical assistance
  • Support Van
  • All baggage transfer
  • Services of experienced bilingual guides
  • BTS water bottle
  • Ferry from Sardinia to Corsica on day 5 
  • Sales taxes
  • Airfare to Sardinia
  • Bike Rental
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry expenses
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Pre and Post Additional Nights
  • Transfers to/from other destinations on the Islands
Itinerary

Day 1Benvenuti to Sardinia & Costa Smeralda

Meet in the afternoon at your first hotel and bike test after the bike fitting and briefing
Today the ride won’t be too hard because we will reserve some of our time to visit the Nuraghe la Prisgiona, just before to come back at charming and particular hotel located in front of the sea and at La Maddalena Island.
Welcome Dinner: at Local Restaurant
Meals included: Welcome Dinner
Lodging: Capo d’Orso in Palau

Day 2Cycling Loop to Gallura & Porto Cervo. 55km / 34mi Rolling Hills

Dinner: at Local Agriturismo
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3Costa Smeralda & La Maddalena Archipelago. 68k / 42mi, Rolling Hills.

Loop bike ride from Arzachena to the island of La Maddalena via ferryboat.
Today you’ll ride along the coast with breathtaking scenery of Costa Smeralda heading towards Palau, where we will take the ferryboat for a short transfer to reach the La Maddalena Island.
Costa Smeralda is a coastal area about 20Km long and a famous tourist destination in northern Sardinia. Although originally it was designated only to a small stretch of beachfront in the commune of Arzachena, today is a highly desired beach destination for its many hidden beauties.
One of the most beautiful minor islands of the Mediterranean Sea, La Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago between Sardinia and Corsica. Take advantage of the landscape and sea here as you may not find another like it elsewhere. Go back to Palau with ferry, where we you can jump on the van to reach our hotel or you can decide if you prefer for a short ride to Cannigione.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4Arrivederci Sardegna! Bienvenue en Corsica. 56km / 35 km, 1° part rolling hills; 2° part hillier

Van Transfer in the morning to Santa Teresa di Gallura and take a ferry to Bonifacio, passing through the famous “Bocche di Bonifacio”.
At your arrival in Bonifacio you will have time for a visit of the amazing marina and the Medieval old town. Regrouped and ready, we will leave Bonifacio cycling towards the North East in direction to Propriano. The ride is the first in Corse and it will be amazing with white sandy beaches and wild landscapes. You’ll be riding on rolling hills to flat along the sea where we can admire beautiful and long beaches. There’s picture perfect places to stop for a quick pic-nic style lunch. Our hotel is just after Propriano, an important and busy sea port town in front of the sea.
Lodging: Hotel Ruesco or Marinca 5*
Dinner: Restaurant in Propriano
Meals Included: Breakfast, Pic-nic lunch

Day 5Propriano & Filitosa Heritage Site. 46km / 29mi Hilly Terrain

Loop bike ride from your hotel to Olmeto and Sollacaro.
Today’s ride will starts from the hotel towards the inland of Corsica, we cross Porto Pollo and then we will visit the ruins of Filitosa.
Jewel of the island’s megalithic art and considered by scientists as one of the most mysterious cultural sites of the Mediterranean, as well as one of the most beautiful Prehistoric art collections in Europe, Filitosa provides an overview of 8,000 years of human history
Discover downtown Propriano before dinner
Dinner at Propriano Village
Lodging: Hotel Ruesco or Marinca
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6Porticcio & Ajaccio: the town of Napoleone. 78km / 47mi, rolling hills to hilly

After an energizing breakfast, we leave directly from the hotel cycling towards Porticcio, our goal and destination for the day. Porticcio is settled just before Ajaccio and is famous for its long sandy beach, numerous restaurants, shops and services just behind the beach, and its easily accessibility from Ajaccio by water or road as they share the same gulf.
Todays ride is something special, pedaling alongside fantastic bays which seem to pup up endlessly and motivate us for more panorama with a climb up to wilderness mountain, where the scent and the mist of the Mediterranean sea is not too far. The aromatic Mediterranean flora is a constant reminder where you are cycling.
The city of Ajaccio, is encircled by wood covered mountains to the rear of the town, and the port and “Citadelle” towards the sea. Its long beaches and island archipelago form the Gulf of Ajaccio.
Dinner: at hotel restaurant
Lodging: Sofitel in Porticcio
Meals Included: Breakfast, Pic-nic lunch, Dinner

Day 7Porticcio to Coti-Chiavari Loop. Distance 56mk / 35mi Hilly Terrain

Loop bike ride on the area of Porticcio between coast and mountain. Distance 56km
We will visit Cotì-Chiavari a typical village overlooking the sea and Ajaccio Bay.
We will come back in time to have a visit to Ajaccio, the city of Napoleone, and of course a great dinner on the city.
Dinner: at restaurant in Ajaccio
Lodging: Sofitel in Porticcio
Meals Included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8Arrivederci! Au Revoir! Good by!

After breakfast end of the tour. Transfer to Ajaccio airport is available under request.

Map

Rates & Dates
Guided Bike Tour
Tour Price: from 4500€

Price based on double accommodation. Single occupancy quote under request

This is a sample itinerary on Luxury Accommodations.
An upgraded option is always available for groups or families, ask for a quote!

A less expensive option is available under request

 

Private Departures at any time

Road bike for rental

ROAD BIKE

Carbon frames with Ultegra 11 speed; compact groupset.

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GRAVEL BIKE

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Electric bike for rental

E-BIKE

The hills won’t be so hard with our new Scott E-Bikes.

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Touring Hybrid bike for rental

HYBRID BIKE

Hybrid-Touring bikes very light to face the Italian Hills.

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Sample Lodgings
VILLA MOSCA
Days 1-2-3  Capo d’Orso, Thalasso & SPA Hotel – Palau

Just a stone’s throw from the majestic Bear’s Rock, Capo d’Orso is a five-star hotel nestled in the lush park of Cala Capra. An oasis of serene harmony in dialogue with the surrounding nature, it offers its guests a surprising view, ranging from the nearby island of Caprera to the shimmering Costa Smeralda.

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Days 4-5  Marinca & SPA 5* Hotel – Propriano

Located in a nineteenth-century building in the centre of the town, on the west coast of Sardinia, Hotel Regina D’Arborea is located in the historic center of Oristano, and offers air-conditioned accommodation and a continental breakfast with local and organic products.

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Days 6-7   Sofitel Thalassa Sea & SPA 5*, Porticcio-Ajaccio

Stunningly situated facing Ajaccio Bay and the Sanguinaires Islands in Corsica, the Sofitel Golfe d’Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa features a heated outdoor seawater pool.

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