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Sardinia & Corsica Cycle Tour

'Sardinia & Corsica Ride'

Ride the coastline of Sardinia and Corsica, two islands and two countries combined in one trip! Both distant from France and Italy, the two islands have preserved their traditions and a strong cultural identity. This self-guided bike tour incorporates fantastic coastal rides, great sea and mountain landscapes, local accommodation and cuisine are amongst the highlights of this exciting trip!

  • Prices from: £949pp (excluding flights)
  • Total distance: 292km / 183 miles
  • Airport: Olbia
  • Duration: 7 nights Saturday - Saturday (any day departure supplement)
  • Cycling days: 6

Features

  • The village of San Pasquale
  • Santa Giulia and Palombaggia beaches
  • The spectacular view of Col de l'Ospédale
  • Roccaspina beach
  • Gallura landscape between vineyards and forests
     

Included in the Price

  • Return transfers from Olbia airport
  • Bike rental
  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels with breakfast
  • Safety briefing
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels
  • Return ferry tickets from Santa Teresa to Bonifacio
  • Supply of route notes and maps
  • Telephone assistance

Not Included in the Price

  • Return flights
  • Cycle helmets
  • Admission to museums and archaeological sites etc.
  • Local taxes (approximately €10pp)

Upgrade to an E-Bike

  • Upgrade to an E-bike featuring a 400wh battery with a 100km range for an additional £100pppw (please note a deposit is required when hiring an E-bike)

Stage Difficulties

  • 1 Challenging
  • 4 Medium
  • 1 Easy
  • E-bikes make this ride more enjoyable

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day
Transfer to Cannigione to meet up with the Cycle Rep for a briefing on the route, handover of bicycles and information pack.

Day 2: Cannigione - Santa Teresa di Gallura (38km / 24 miles)
Start with a sensational coastal ride to Palau, where you can admire the Maddalena archipelago. Nestled in the hills overlooking the coast, the lovely village of San Pasquale is the ideal base for your lunch break. Quiet country roads will take you to the charming town of Santa Teresa. A quick detour to Capo Testa offers a great view over the straits of Bonifacio to Corsica beyond.

Day 3: Santa Teresa di Gallura - Porto Vecchio (65km /  41 miles)
A 50 minute ferry ride takes you to beautiful Bonifacio that welcomes visitors on the top of a limestone cliff. Spend some time roaming around the narrow alleys of the old citadel. On your way to Porto Vecchio, cycle inland and then onto a beautiful coastal road where the beaches of Santa Giulia and Palombaggia are - well worth a swimming stop. Porto Vecchio old town comes alive at dusk offering great dining and shopping opportunities.

Day 4: Porto Vecchio - Zonza (48km / 30 miles)
This is the King of the mountain day! The 15km climb to the famous Col de l'Ospedale is softened by the beautiful view of the coastline. The change in landscape from the coast is dramatic the pine tree forest of the natural park brings memories of the Alps, while the Ospedale reservoir offers a refreshing stop. The small mountain hamlet of Zonza will be your base for tonight,

Day 5: Zonza - Sartene (40km / 25 miles)
Ride through the small villages of the Alta Rocca region and descend to the Rizzanese valley, rich with vineyards. After a refreshing stop at the Caldane thermal bath, your day ends in Sartene, probably the most Corsican town in Corsica.

Day 6: Sartene - Santa Teresa di Gallura (54km / 34 miles)
The winding coastal road leading to Bonifacio boasts some spectacular views over the straits of Bonifacio and onto Sardinia. Roccaspina is the most renown beach of the many you will find along the way. In Bonifacio say au revoir to Corsica and taking the ferry back to Santa Teresa, buongiorno to Sardinia.

Day 7: Santa Teresa di Gallura - Cannigione (47km / 29 miles)
Venture inland in the Galluran hills, riding though Vermentino vineyards and cork oak forests. After the villages of Bassacutena and Arzachena you return to Cannigione, where you can celebrate the end of this beautiful trip.

Day 8: Departure day
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

 

Accommodation List

We believe that the accommodation is a very important factor of a bike tour, therefore we take the greatest care in carefully selecting small family run 3* hotels and country lodges with excellent regional cuisine.
The following properties have been selected for this tour (please note that they are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change hotels should the need arise we will).

Night 1 - Cannigione

Hotel del Porto
The hotel is situated on the front overlooking the port and marina in the town centre of the popular holiday resort of Cannigione.
Other hotels that maybe used in Cannigione:
  • Moma Hotel

Night 2 - Santa Teresa di Gallura

Hotel Muita di Mari
This hotel is a modern 3 star hotel in the centre of Santa Teresa offering Galluran hospitality, characterised by a warm and personalised welcome.

Night 3 - Porto Vecchio

Hotel Holzer
Hotel Holzer welcomes you in a warm and friendly atmosphere in the lively city centre of Porto Vecchio.

Night 4 - Zonza

Hotel Clair de Lune
The Clair de Lune is located in Zonza, a town located at the foot of the Bavella needles, is comprised of 16 rooms and welcomes you all year round.

Night 5 - Sartene

Hotel des Roches
This hotel is located close to the curt centre of Sartene and comprises of 60 rooms and a panoramic restaurants serving local cuisine.

Night 6 - Santa Teresa

Hotel Muita di Mari
This hotel is a modern 3 star hotel in the centre of Santa Teresa offering Galluran hospitality, characterised by a warm and personalised welcome.

Night 7 - Cannigione

Hotel del Porto
The hotel is situated on the front overlooking the port and marina in the town centre of the popular holiday resort of Cannigione.
Other hotels that maybe used in Cannigione:

  • Moma Hotel
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