Available Months May & Aug
Nights Available 6 Nights
Corsica France Rugged Mountains & Ocean Roads

Rugged Mountains & Ocean Roads

7 days exploring one of the Med's most beautiful islands. We ride to a different town each day hitting all the best routes in Corsica including some long (30km) climbs and thrilling descents, unique rock formations and glorious ocean roads.

6 nights accommodation
Airport transfers from Bastia
All breakfast & dinners
Guided rides & mechanical support
Optional Extras Bike rental available
Corsica by Sportive Breaks
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Ride Notes

Join us in Corsica for a week of thrilling rides through the rugged mountains and ocean roads of the fourth largest island in the Med. At different points in it's history, Corsica has been part of Italy & part of France but has always been fiercely independent and the riding and culture here is unique. Outside of the coastal towns, this is a very rural island where you are as likely to see livestock as vehicles.
The riding contains a bit of everything. The middle of the island is hilly and mountainous with climbs of all shapes & sizes. The longest climb is 39km (the downhill is amazing!) but there are also some short, sharp hills and plenty in the middle. We hop from town to town each day with all rides over 125km & 2,500m, Over the week we go from the very north in Bastia down to the south in Ajaccio and discover all the best rides in the middle of the island. All rides are led by our expert & knowledgable ride leaders and supported by our mechanics in vans. We set up regular feed stops and have lunch in a local cafe each day. Your luggage is transported to the next hotel each day where we relax and enjoy some post ride drinks before eating dinner all together. A real adventure of a week perfect for experienced riders looking for a unique and stunning place to ride.

Real Rider Reviews

Mark, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "Sportive Breaks' attention to detail and communication are spot on! Will be back next year. "

Ride Highlights

  • Climbs: long, short, gentle & steep - Corsica has them all

    Corsica is a rugged island with hills of all sizes. The highest pass is Col de Vergio at almost 1,500m and climbs range from 39km long but steady climbs to steep 8km at 8% brutes.

  • Ocean roads

    This is the 4th largest island in the med with miles of stunning coastal riding. We go just out of season so the roads are quiet but the weather is warm making these rides as good as it gets.

  • Unique landscape

    Corsica has been famous for years as a hiking destination attracting thousands of walkers each month in season. The landscape has some unique rock formations and spectacular views.

Trip Summary

  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • 5 ride days
  • 149km avg distance per day
  • 2700m avg elevation per day
Routes Details

Route Overview

Five main stages covering all corners of Corsica. We start & finish in the northern town of Bastia heading all the way down to Ajaccio in the south and all the best routes in the middle before heading back to Bastia.

Stage One

Stage One

From Bastia to Corte

Ride Distance 127
Elevation Gain 2555

Climbs at Corsica

Col de Verde

Ride Distance 31.4km
Elevation Gain 4%
KOM  1hr 23

Col de Vergio

Ride Distance 32.9km
Elevation Gain 4%
KOM  1hr19

Bocca di Larone

Ride Distance 5.4km
Elevation Gain 8%
KOM  16min10

Col de Bavella

Ride Distance 8.5km
Elevation Gain 8%
KOM  28min26

Corsica Cycling Itinerary

7 days / 6 nights starting and finishing in Bastia taking in all the best routes on the island. We move each day from town to town over one epic week of riding.


Arrival Day Sunday


Arrival day. Fly into Bastia before 5.30pm for a 6pm transfer. Our mechanics will help build bikes and fit rentals before our welcome dinner at 8pm where we run through the itinerary for the week.

Stage One Monday

Bastia to Corte

Breakfast from 7,30am, meet at 8.45am for a 9am rollout. We will provide you with a day back so you can put extra layers into the van.

Ride Distance 127 km.
Elevation Gain 2555 m.

Stage Two Tuesday

Corto to Propriano

A slightly early roll out at 8,30am (weather depending) for the ride down to the south coast.

Ride Distance 147 km.
Elevation Gain 2832 m.

Stage Three Wednesday

Propriano to Corte

Our queen stage with over 3,000m of climbing. Another 8.30am start and we will be riding to mid afternoon, The hotel at the finish has a pool and spa to help our recovery (and some great wine!)

Ride Distance 150 km.
Elevation Gain 3381 m.

Stage Four Thursday

Corte to Calvi

Up to the glamorous town of Calvi but first we have a long climb and a thrilling 35km descent down to the coast. One of the best days riding in the world!

Ride Distance 166 km.
Elevation Gain 2654 m.

Stage Five Friday

Calvi to Bastia

Back to where it all began. A (slightly) easier day along the top of the north coast with a couple of steeper climbs. Tonight we celebrate the week of riding with some drinks before (and after) dinner.

Ride Distance 156 km.
Elevation Gain 2300 m.

Departure day Saturday


Our mechanics can help pack bikes in the morning or the previous afternoon, Transfers head back to the hotel after breakfast.

Airport Transfers

Our airport transfers run from Bastia in the north of the island. The transfer to our hotel takes around 25 minutes. If you cannot find flights that match our transfer times please get in touch with us and we can arrange a private transfer.


Our team will meet you in the arrivals for the transfer to the hotel where you our mechanic will help build bikes or fit rentals.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Bastia (BIA)
Arrive before 5.30pm for a 6pm transfer


We depart after breakfast at 9am to arrive back to the airport at 9.30am.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Bastia (BIA)
Depart after 11.30am, transfer arrives at the aiport at 9.30am
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7 days / 6 night packages including accommodation, all breakfast & dinners and full ride support. If you want to book any extra nights please contact our team.

Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  


17 - 23rd May 2020 Corsica Week Hotels Single ROom £1199 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1999 Book Now
24 - 30th May 2020 Corsica Week Hotels Single ROom £1199 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1999 Book Now
16 - 22nd Aug 2020 Corsica Week Hotels Single ROom £1199 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1999 Book Now
23 - 29th Aug 2020 Corsica Week Hotels Single ROom £1199 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1999 Book Now

May & Aug

6 nights

Single Room £1199
Twin Room £999
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Return airport transfers from Bastia
  • Daily guided rides with expert guides and mechanical support
  • Ride nutrition
  • Flights
  • Insurance (mandatory)
  • Lunches (budget €15 per day) and drinks with dinner.