Tour of Corsica - Road Cycling
Corsica & France, Bike - Road Cycling, 8 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,640 (land only)
By: Glenn Rowley , Director of KE Adventure Travel
I cycled this route in 2013, just before the Tour de France landed in Corsica. I usually bike in the Alps and was blown away by the diversity of the riding. The wind caught me out going around the top of cap Corse but the ride down the coast to Porto was some of the best coastal riding I have done. Little detours inland through quiet Corsican villages was a treat and made me appreciate the chilled Corsican way of life.
On the third day, we headed inland and over the cols, specially prepared for the tour, and guess what, all the speed bumps had been removed through the villages and there was plenty of new tarmac. Heading back up the east coast was the first straight road of the trip but we were soon going back in time through the chestnut forests of Castagniccia before arriving back in Bastia.
Enjoyed the food, the beer and wine and the sheer diversity in just a week. Count me in for the first trip in 2014!