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Cycling Tour in Corsica

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)

May 17-23, 2021 | October 4-10, 2021

For more info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy from $4,090 to $4,490* (this tour will feature 3- and mostly 4-star hotels. Tour price will vary depending on group size) 

 

Single Supplement: $690* 

 

*Add $400 for 1-night post tour extension | Add $100 for single supplement 

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the UNESCO site of Les Calanches
  • Tastings of regional foods and a visit to a local wine maker
  • Savor the local traditional cuisine featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients and learn more about local recipes
  • Enjoy some of the best wines of Corsica such as Vermentino, Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu and more!
  • Relax in unique, cozy 3-star and elegant 4-star hotels, distinctively representing the local traditions
  • Delve into history and culture in this unique region of France
  • Exhilarating rides in the scenic western coastline and tranquil roads inland
  • Add 1-night post tour extension in Calvi to enjoy more of La Balagne area
Cycling Level 4 – Antipasto, Primo, Secondo and Dolce (Dessert)

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- and mostly 4-star hotels
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners with a 3-course menu
  • Exploration of Bonifacio, Sartène, Propriano, Porto and other quaint Corsican villages
  • Discover three citadelles of Ajaccio, Calvi and Bonifacio
  • 1 visit and tasting to a winery
  • Exhilarating rides in the must-see places of Corsica including the UNESCO site of Les Calanches, the very scenic western coastline and the tranquil roads inland
  • 1 guided visit of Ajaccio historic center
  • 1 private boat ride in the gulf of Porto
  • Bike rental (see more info here) and Garmin Touring Edge unit (if you have one, bring yours and we’ll upload the routes onto your unit)
  • Comfortable transportation and assistance by 9-seat van for all travel on tour as cited in the itinerary
  • Refreshments, snacks, fruits and other local delicacies during our rides
  • 2 bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Group transfers from Figari airport at the beginning and to Calvi airport at the end of the tour
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 1 dinner on your own 
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • E-bike, upon request and availability, with $100-200 surcharge depending on the type (see more info here)
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leaders
  • Post tour extension featuring 1 night in a 4-star hotel, 1 breakfast, 1 extra day of riding with bike rental and van assistance, 1 visit in Sant’Antonino, one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, and 1 dinner
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, gifts

Itinerary

1-Night Post-Tour Extension in Calvi

 

To request the Itnerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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