Wildly beautiful and a world apart, Corsica calls to our imaginations. Indeed, the ancient Greeks called it Cyrnos, Cernealis, or Cirné, all derived from Seirinoussai, which means of the Sirens. The prevalence of the maquis plant, with flowers that produce a fragrance carried far out to sea, led to its nickname as the “Scented Isle”. Just north of Sardinia, it is a place of dramatic mountain peaks, unspoiled landscapes, and sea swimming that rivals the Caribbean. Corsica’s is a natural beauty, which its people protect fiercely. Although technically French, most locals insist that they are Corsican, not of “the continent”, as they call mainland France.
Some say that Corsica looks like a right hand giving a thumbs up—with its slender northeastern “thumb” and western “knuckles”. The knuckles in particular are exquisite, and so we focus here, balancing time spent on the coast with visits to the picturesque points inland, affording the full experience of all that is Corsica in tastes and views from the mountains and the sea.
About the Corsica Region
Signature tastes of Corsica include: charcuterie from locally-raised, free-range pigs; cheeses made mostly from goat’s and sheep’s milk; Vermentino and rosé from the Niellucciu and Sciaccarellu native grapes; beers with hints of chestnut and maquis (a type of Mediterranean groundcover vegetation similar to Chaparral); grilled sea bass; and beef stew.
Cycling Tour in Corsica
Dates & Pricing
Minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 14, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8
DATES (7 days)
September 10-16, 2023
For other dates, more info and availability please contact us.
Per person in double occupancy from $4,190*
Single Supplement: $690*
*Add 1-night post tour extension - See more info below
For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)
What's Not Included
Optional Pre-Tour Night in Bonifacio
Day 1 – Around Bonifacio
Day 2 – Bonifacio to Propriano via Sartène
Day 3 – Around Propriano and Filitosa Prehistoric Site
Day 4 – Propriano to Ajaccio
Day 5 – Ajaccio to Porto via Les Calanches
Day 6 – Porto to Calvi
Day 7 – Calvi Airport or Stay with Us (See 1-Night Post Tour Extension Info Below)
1-Night Post-Tour Extension in Calvi
Dates and Pricing
Day 1 – Calvi Loop in the Balagne Area
Day 2 – Calvi Airport
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