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

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Welcome to Sardinia and Corsica Luxury Bike 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… these Islands 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.

Tour Details
Informations
Tour nameSardinia & Corsica – Two Islands
Type of tourGuided, Luxury, Cycling
Duration8 nights, 9 days
DeparturesPrivate dates from April to October 
Difficulty

Moderate or Challenge

additional mileage available

Total Distance465km / 290mi
Daily mileage48 to 78km / 30 to 49mi
StartAlghero, Sardinia
EndCalvì, Corsica
Suggested AirportsIn: Alghero / Out: Calvì

Highlights:

  • Super Gelato at the Catalan city of Alghero
  • Visit the Famous "la Pelosa" mediterranean beach
  • 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
  • 8 nights in Luxury hotels
  • 8 dinners and 8 breakfasts
  • 3 picnic lunches
  • One wine tasting
  • One olive oil 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
  • Transfer from Alghero Airport to first hotel in Alghero
  • Ferryboat from Palau to Bonifacio on day 5 
  • Sales taxes
  • Airfare to Sardinia
  • Bike Rental
  • Alcoholic / non-alcoholic 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 Alghero & the Coral Coast

Meet at the Alghero Airport and make short transfer to your hotel within reach of the historical center of the Catalan city. After an accurate bike fitting with your group or family, we are ready to test the bikes, riding 20km towards the Santuario of Valverde in the Alghero Countryside.
Alghero is a lively and pretty city and a flourishing tourist attraction not only for the summer masses and elite tourism but also for a new cosmopolitanism.
In the evening, take time to explore the streets of Alghero
Welcome Dinner: at Al Tuguri Restaurant
Meals included: Welcome Aperitif and Dinner

Day 2 La Pelosa beach & Stintino Village. 64km / 39mi, come back with van transfer.

Distances: Two options:
1) Round trip to Argentiera: 89 km mostly flat and rolling hills
2) Stintino and La Pelosa Beach: 64 km and come back with van transfer.

1) Cycling to Argentiera old mining village which is situated 37 km from the hotel on the northern coast. Easy rolling at first with panoramic ups and downs to the coast. There we can have a light lunch at the local restaurant and come back via the same route. We could also visit the Grotte di Nettuno on a picture perfect peninsula with Catalan towers and white cliffs as an extension to the day.
2) Cycle to Stintino for 64 km where we will visit the Pelosa beach, one of the most important beaches for its natural beauty and picture perfect historic importance the Mediterranean Sea. Ride back with a van transfer after a delicious lunch at the beach restaurant La Pelosa.
Wine Tasting: in the afternoon
Dinner: In Alghero for a delightful local tasting of a traditional meat dish (piglet and lamb are specialties here).
Lodging: Hotel Villa Mosca
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3Welcome to Gallura & visit Nuraghe la Prisgiona. 55km / 34mi mostly downhill and flat

Van transfer in the morning towards Tempio Pausania.
Today the ride won’t be too hard because we will also spend some time visiting the Nuraghe La Prisgiona, before our arriving at our charming and particular hotel located on top of a hill, up towards Cannigione. Here you can enjoy the swimming pool or walk around the property and be enchanted by the amazing wild panorama of the rock formations and of the Mediterranean sea.
Lodging: Li Finistreddi Country Resort in Cannigione
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Costa 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.
Once we reach the fishing town of Palau, we refuel our legs and charge our phones for the unique LaMaddalena and Caprera. 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. After our loop ride on the minor islands, we suggest to have some shopping time in the village of La Maddalena and a light lunch before going back to the main Island of Sardinia.
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.
Lodging: Li Finistreddi Country Resort in Cannigione
Meals incleded: Breckfast , Dinner

Day 5Arrivederci 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 Marinca 5*
Dinner: Restaurant in Propriano
Meals Included: Breakfast, Pic-nic lunch, 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: in Ajaccio
Lodging: Sofitel in Porticcio
Meals Included: Breakfast, Pic-nic lunch, Dinner

Day 7Piana, Porto & Les Calanques. 72km / 45mi, rolling hills to hilly.

Today we mainly follow Stage 3 route of the 2013 Tour de France. We start out on flattish terrain along the sandy coastline before tackling our first climb. We will cross the Village of Cargese which is known for its bizarre and fascinating rock formations called “Le Calanques” Just after Piana. Then, it’s a fast and sweeping 14 km descent to the small village of Marine de Porto where its beauty will stay with you forever. The roadies have a longish ascent from the marina coast inland towards the mountains. We aim for the Col de Palmarella (at ~400 m asl), from where there are glorious views over the sea. From here, we will arrive to Calvi with a van transfer of about 1 hour.
Calvì is a beautiful small town on the north-west coast of Corsica in an idyllic location with a large sheltered bay to the front and the mountains behind, on the edge of the Balagne region. It is popular with visitors because it combines a historic town and a port with the chance to enjoy a long sandy beach for relaxation and the mountains for sport.
Lodging: Hotel La Signoria, Calvì countryside.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Calvì & Monte Cinto . 74km / 46mi rolling hills to hilly

Loop bike ride from your hotel to Calenzana and Sant’antonio.
Our last ride will be be hardly unforgettable: we will climb towards a thick cork forest and we arrive to Calenzana where we can have a pleasant coffee stop. Then we will cross the towns of Santa Reparata, Corbara and Pigna. All of those little villages are important for the history of Corsicas medieval age, when the Genoese’s families dominated the Island of Corse and the Corsican fight against external invasions. Back on the saddle, we will reach Lavatoggio and ride straight to our hotel close to the beach.
Discover downtown Calvi before dinner
Farewell dinner in Calvì, Michelin mentioned restaurant
Lodging: Hotel La Signoria Calvì countryside
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9Arrivederci! Au Revoir! Good by!

After breakfast end of the tour. Transfer to Calvi airport or Bastia is available under request.

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Rates & Dates
Guided Bike Tour
Tour Price: 3850€

Price based on double accommodation. Single occupancy quote under request

This is a sample itinerary on luxury accommodations.
A standard option is always available for groups or families, ask for a quote!

 

Private & Custom departures at any time

Bike Rental: (price/week)
Touring/Hybrid Bike€ 160
Race Bike € 210
E-bike€ 240
Tandem€ 360
Road bike for rental

ROAD BIKE

Carbon frames with Ultegra 11 speed; compact groupset. 

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Electric bike for rental

E-BIKE

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

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Touring Hybrid bike for rental

HYBRID BIKE

Hybrid bikes blend the characteristics of race and mountain bikes.

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Lodging
VILLA MOSCA
Day 1 & 2 Boutique Hotel Villa Mosca, Alghero

Enjoy a superior experience at Villa Mosca. It is a prestigious art nouveau residence. Located on the Lungomare Dante, right on the beachfront, surrounded by lush grounds and overlooking the sea, it towers above the gulf of Alghero.

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Day 3 & 4 – Li Finistreddi 5* Luxury Country Resort, Cannigione

Offering views of the Maddalena Archipelago at the horizon, Li Finistreddi is set on a green hill in northern Sardinia. It features two outdoor swimming pools, a spa with a fitness corner and a restaurant.

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Day 5 – Marinca & SPA 5* Hotel, Olmeto-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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Day 6 –  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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Day 7 & 8 La Signoria 5* Hotel, Calvì

Offering an outdoor pool and a spa and health club, La Signoria is a 5-star property dating back from the 18th century in Calvi. At La Signoria there is a gourmet restaurant and a fitness center. The property is 3.2 km from Calvi Beach.

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