2 PLACE PAOLI, CORTE
Calvi-Balagne, Ouest corse, Centre corse, L'île rousse-balagne
Accessible to everyone, taking you effortlessly from the mountains to the sea.
Opt for the easy choice and tour Corsica on a e-bike. This one week trip enables you to discover the island, from its heart, the mountains, all the way down to the sea.
Along quiet and winding roads you will discover the the traditional « dry stone » villages of the interior before gliding down past the torn and broken cliff faces typical of the islands geology, towards the pretty little beaches of the west coast.
An e-bike means flexibility and liberty : more time to stop for a swim to take photos or to admire the magnificent landscapes.
Everything is easier, you don’t have to fight for a parking space and the motor is there to assist you on the hill climbs enabling you to accomplish effortlessly 40 to 60km per day. All of this on a bicycle that is comfortable and agreeable, the pleasure of the outdoors with a minimum of effort, help that is more than welcome to tour this “mountain in the sea”.
It all begins in Corte. We introduce you to the e-bikes and explain how to use them. When this is done you leave for your first ride, in the Boziu micro region. Here the small stone villages either cling to the roads or are perched high on rocky outcrops. Built in the «dry stone» style, the numerous chapels and churches are typical of this type of traditional granite architecture. Your first night will be spent in a bed and breakfast near to the town of Ponte-Leccia.
Dinner together with your hosts.
Distance : 25 km / ascent : +250 and descente -500 m /
Duration : 2h D : 60 km / d +1 100 & -1 350 m / T : 5h
Crossing the Giunssani région, an area rarely visited by tourists, and for a good reason ...... Following the narrow and sinuous road up to the Capanna pass (844m) you will catch your first glimpse of the sea and the Balagne region which now stretches out beneath your email@example.com www.altipiani-corse.com Tel : +33 (0)6 86 16 67 91 2 pedals.
Distance 45 km / ascent +600 descent -800 m /
Duration : 4h Distance 54 km / ascent +1 100 descent -1 300 m / Duration : 5h
Along the «artisans trail» from l’Ile-Rousse to Calvi. This road, situated on a «balcony» along the base of the mountains enables you to overlook the coastline and appreciate some splendid views. At the same time you pass through the picturesque little villages like SanAntonino. The big monasteries, beautiful roman churches and the numerous mausoleums give you feeling of the importance that religion has exercised in Corsican life.
The night will be spent in the heart of the Genoese city of Calvi.
Distance 30 km / ascent +650 descent -650 m /
Duration : 3h Distance 45 km / ascent +900 descent -900 m / Duration : 4h
Go to Galeria, following the coastal road so "horrendous" by car, but totally transformed on an E-bike. Pedaling from one small blue creek to another and then on to sandy beaches brings out the desire to stop and to contemplate at every bend. For those who want to do a little more and appreciate the magnificent panoramas it is possible to go up to the chapel of Notre Dame de la Serra or onto the peninsular of the Revellata or even down to the bay of Crovani. A quiet night will be spent at Galeria.
Distance 38 km / ascent +280, descent -280 m /
Duration : 3h30
The trip from Galeria to Porto is one of the most beautiful in Corsica, following the west coast on a narrow, windy little road. All day long you will have magnificent views of the coastline, the cliffs in the Scandola natural reserve and the gulf of Porto which are classed world heritage by UNESCO.
Night in Porto.
Distance 50km / ascent +500 descent -500 m /
Duration : 4h30
From Porto to the Vergio Pass. An amazing extra to the famous calanches of Piana, where the road winds between the fantastic shapes of the red rocks, with a view of the Gulf of Porto. Climb to Evisa along one of the most characteristic roads in Corsica with mountainous landscapes and animals, cows, pigs and goats. The views of the cliffs of the Spelunca Gorge are breathtaking.
Possibility to swim in the natural pools of Atone.
Overnight stay in the small mountain village of Evisa.
D 27 km / d +850 et -50 m / T : 2h30
D 75 km / d +2 000 et -500 m / T : 6h
Climb in the shade of the Aïtone forest to the Vergio pass (1,477m), the highest point of your itinerary, then descend through the Valdu-Niellu forest with its magnificent lariccio pines. Continue through the narrow gorges of the Scala di Santa Regina, where the road overlooks the narrow gorges of the Golu. Numerous pools invite you to take a swim. A last small pass allows you to reach Corte.
D 65 km / d +1 000 et -1 400 m /
T : 4h30
Price Bookings for 2 people (minimum)
In April or May : 770 €/pers.
In June and September : 795 €
In July and August : 840 € par personne
Departure between the 1st and 20st of August : supplement of 50 €/pers. 40€ discount for 4 registered pers.
5 nights in hotels, 1 night in B&B. 6 breakfasts. Evening meal D1 included
The E-bike rental
High quality electric bike, suitable for your journey. The bike is equipped with a triple bag adapted to long distances; total volume 64 litres. All accessories are included: helmet, anti-theft device, tool kit.
The travel book
Provided as soon as you book and pay for your tour. It includes day to day details of your itinerary, a detailed map and a whole load of other useful information
The mid day picnics
The evening meals from D2 to D5 : you have a choice of restaurants each evening
The cancellation insurance and repatriation, unless you have chosen that option
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