Case Study: A Bespoke Group Tour of Corsica.

 


 

Got a group of mates you go riding with? Looking for a special holiday? Why not contact us and discuss a bespoke cycling holiday. We can do a bespoke holiday for all budgets and in any of the best European riding destinations. We can tailor the days for exactly the amount of riding (or drinking) that you want to do.

Below is a case study about our recent Bespoke trip to Corsica.

  • The trip was for 14 people 
  • The cost was £1270/person including flights, meals and accommodation
  • Also included was full ground support, with two ride guides and 1 support vehicle, private transfers to and from the airport and bikes driven to and from Corsica.

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Tour de Corsica

Arrival Day

  • Arrive to Bastia and take your private transfer to the Hotel. 
  • Your bikes have been picked up previously and driven to Corsica. They are waiting for you at the hotel.
  • There is just enough time to get a dinner, have a few drinks and pump up the tyres.

Day 1

  • After breakfast we start with a gentle warm up day. We ride 90km following the beautiful coastal route round the Cap de Corse taking in some stunning views. A gentle 1000m of climbing gets the legs used to Corsican hills.
  • Arrival in the beautiful port of Saint Florent and dinner on the quayside completed the day.

 

Day 2

  • Day two was our longest ride at 158km and took in four 500m climbs as we stuck close to the coast. With some amazing scenery, and brilliant views it was a day to remember.
  • We stayed the night in the charming little town of Porto.

 

Day 3

  • Day three was the Queen stage. Three tough climbs before lunch and over 1500m of climbing in 50km meant that coffee at the top of the third climb was much appreciated by some! 
  • Day three was our first day exploring the interior of Corsica too. The tiny roads that dot the island are real gems.
  • A quick picnic lunch at 70km by the river and a skinny dip and then the final 60km, up, over one final climb and then a blast along the sea front to the hotel, with only the ramp to the hotel to test tired legs. 
  • A pizza restaurant on the beach was very welcome after 2700m of climbing and 137km.

 

Day 4

  • A steep start to day 4 with ramps over 15% in the first few km's!
  • At 50km we stopped for coffee and then turned into the interior to cross the island to the south east tip. The landscape changed markedly and with a high point of 800m above sea level, we had to earn our dinner today. 

 

 

Day 5

  • Day five was a relative rest day. Following the much flatter East coast, we trundled along for 75km on flat roads before we turned up into the hills. Lunch on a beach and then a 25km climb (sadly for us in the rain) and a shorter sharper 10km climb finished the day, way up in the interior Coriscan mountain region.

 

Day 6

  • Day six was mostly down hill (having stayed at over 800m) however we needed to climb across two mountain ranges and climb 1500m of climbing before the charge back to Bastia along coastal roads.  

 

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