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Visit the Balagne Region

France, Corsica
  •  790/person (including taxes)

  • 8 Days

  • Self-guided tour

  • 1 Leisure level

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Once known as the “Garden of Corsica”, the Balagne region boasts fig trees, olive groves, orchards and palm-fringed beaches.  On our self-guided trip, you will ride this northern strip of Corsica from Calvi to Ile Rousse, up into the hills and along the coast. You will discover the stunning countryside, picturesque villages and incredibly diverse landscape the region has to offer.

Day 1 Arrival in Calvi

Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon, your home for the next 3 nights. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to visit Calvi Citadel and relax by the harbor with the very best ice-cream!

Night in Calvi

The week begins riding along what’s said to be one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Europe. After a day of exploring you’ll head back to your hotel in Calvi, giving you enough time to check out the nightlife and restaurant scene.

60km with 970m+

Night in Calvi

We’ve got a lot in store for you today! You’ll ride through Calvi’s vineyards and its nearby mountain villages, through to the Bonifatu forest and the starting point of the famous GR20.

58km with 775m+

Night in Calvi

Say goodbye to Calvi as we cross the Balagne on balcony roads to reach Ile Rousse and its fabulous crystalline beaches. As you make your way, be sure to snap some pics of the turquoise water and red granite below. You’ll spend the next 4 nights in Ile Rousse, giving you ample time to explore the area. Highlights include the old town, with its paved streets and brick houses, as well as its covered market and lighthouse with fabulous views across the town.

46km with 740m+

Night in Ile Rousse

From village to village, your route is a panorama of fabulous scenery. Ride back inland to the Lake Codole, an impressive water reservoir.

40km with 670m+

Night in Ile Rousse

The Corsican mainland awaits you, with its breathtaking mountain landscapes. As you ride through the tiny village of Olmi Capella be sure to stop by Maison Casanova, the best biscuit shop in the region and snag yourself some authentic canistrelli, cucciole and croquets. Once full on cookies, you’ll have an easy descent from the Col de Battaglia back to the sea.

69km with 1500m+

Night in Ile Rousse

A beautiful loop for the last day, on a long balcony road, to enjoy the amazing colors of the sea, and the peaceful atmosphere of the “villages balanins”.

48km with 620m+

Night in Ile Rousse

After breakfast, depart freely during the morning.

Included in the price

  • 7 nights in charming hotels in double rooms
  • All breakfast (x7)
  • Bcyclet welcome kit
  • A GPS for 2 people with route tracks
  • Map and road book with our favorite local addresses and altimetric profiles for each stage
  • Local assistance hotline 7/7, 8am to 8pm
  • Luggage transfer between each hotel

Not included

  • Flights
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurrance
  • Personal spending
  • Transfer to the hotel in Calvi the first day
  • Transfer from the hotel in Ile Rousse the last day