Sardinia & Corsica
Cycling holiday between the two islands.
Sardinia and Corsica. Two islands and two countries combined in one cycling tour. Both distant from France and Italy, the two islands have preserved their traditions and a strong cultural identity. Fantastic coastal rides, great sea and mountain landscapes and a superb cuisine are
- 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
In the cost summary you pay 25% of the tour now and the balance later. 100% bike rental now.
1st day: tour start day
Private transfer or independent arrival to Cannigione, overnight.
2nd day: Cannigione – Santa Teresa di Gallura (38 Km)
Start with a sensational coastal ride to Palau, where you can admire the Maddalena archipelago. Nestled on 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 Bonifacio strait and Corsica.
3rd day: Santa Teresa di Gallura – Porto Vecchio (65 Km)
A 50minute ferry ride takes to beautiful Bonifacio, by Ichnusa Lines, 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 on a beautiful costal 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 options.
4th day: Porto Vecchio – Zonza (48 Km)
This is the king of the mountain day! The 15km climb to the famous Col de l’Ospédale 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 Ospédale reservoir offers a refreshing stop. The small mountain hamlet of Zonza will be your base for tonight.
5th day: Zonza – Sartène (40 Km)
Ride through the small villages of the Alta Rocca region and descend to the Rizzanese valley, rich with vineyards. After a restoring stop to the Caldane thermal bath, your day ends in Sartène, probably the most Corsican town in Corsica.
6th day: Sartène – Santa Teresa di Gallura (54 Km)
The winding coastal road leading to Bonifacio boasts some spectacular views over its strait and Sardinia. Roccaspina is the most renown beach of the many you will find along the way. In Bonifacio say au revoir to Corsica and take the ferry back to Santa Teresa in Sardinia.
7th day: Santa Teresa di Gallura – Cannigione (47 Km)
Venture inland in the Gallura hills, riding through 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.
8th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.