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Corsica on an e-bike: GT 20 from Bastia to Bonifacio

12 days / 11 nights
Corsica - Leisure cycling - E-bike tours - Self-guided - E-bike
New for 2020

price from 2130 € per pers.

This electric bike ride follows the new route of the GT20: the Grande Traversée, to discover all of Corsica. Following a route that unfolds on a north-south axis from Bastia, this holiday in its full version will lead you to Bonifacio, southern point of the island.

A map showing the charging stations on the itinerary will be provided with your road book.
Remember to keep your charger with you during the day.

Your day by day program

1
Arrival in Bastia

Your tour starts in Bastia upon your arrival at the airport with a private transfer to your hotel. This gives you time to discover the capital of Northern Corsica. The old port is superb as well as the freely accessible citadel and the old town which offers a superb panorama on the sea and the surroundings. For the free evening meal, we recommend the old port and its special atmosphere.

Night in 3-star hotel in Bastia.

2
Bastia - Centuri

In the morning you will begin your day by taking your bike and go North, on a road that runs along the sea, through the woodland interior and joins the other side of the island and its beautiful cliffs. Several Genoese towers strew the course as well as old convents and mills. The marinas with their small fishing ports are beautiful. The evening stop is in Centuri, the first fishing port for lobsters in France. Night in a 3-star hotel.

Cycling distance: approximately 55 km.

3
Centuri - Saint-Florent

You leave the Cap Corse to go South, towards Saint-Florent. Depending on the chosen route, you can discover the village of Patrimonio, famous throughout Corsica for its vineyards. Tastings are possible in the wine-cellars of the village. The views of the Gulf of Saint-Florent are beautiful throughout the stage. In Saint-Florent, do not miss the citadel and stroll on the harbor and its small shopping streets.

Approximately 58 km.
Night in a 3-star hotel in Saint-Florent.

4
Saint-Florent - Monticello

You cycle today in the heart of the Agriates desert. From hamlet to hamlet, you cross this beautiful desert and you get closer to the sea. Depending on the chosen route, you can take a road that will lead you to the heights of Balagne for beautiful landscapes before descending to the coast and its Genoese towers. You will soon arrive in Monticello, your evening stop. Do not miss the sunset from the village towards the sea.
About 80 km.
Night in 3-star hotel.

5
Monticello - Calvi

Today, you will cross the splendid villages of Balagne singing names, Sant'Antonino, Pigna, and many others, to discover their discrete charms. You will then reach the active Calvi.
Calvi, splendid city, a beach of azure blue, overhung by mountains (natural barrier: the massif of Monte Cinto) and its rock where dominates a medieval city,a splendid Genoese citadel of the 13th century, is a true small paradise where life is good. And do you know that Christobald Colombus was born there?

Night in a 3-star hotel.
About 45 km.

6
Calvi - Galéria

From Calvi, the spectacular sandy beaches of Balagne disappear to make way to granite and volcanic rocks of the North-West coast, with steep cliffs in bright colors, ocher, pink or red, leaving room only for a few rare wild beaches, composed of mauve and black sand and pebble torn from the volcanic peaks of the central mountainous corniche. Views over the sea are stunning.

On a road along the coast you will join your evening stop, the small village of Galeria, located by the sea.

Night in hotel.
About 38 km.

7
Galéria - Porto

You will continue today on a road that is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe.
A beautiful road winds up and then down towards the Gulf of Porto. With amazing views over Girolata, a beautiful village only accessible by boat or walking. The scenery is incredible, keep your camera handy.

Night in a 3-star hotel.
About 51 km.

8
Porto - Corte

A day with a fairly high altitude. You will cross many charming villages including Evisa, where the chestnut reigns, then the splendid forest of Aïtone.
You will discover one of the most remote areas of the island, the Niolu. You will cross Albertacce, Casamaccioli and Calacuccia at the edge of its vast lake. Passing the splendid Scala of Santa Regina you will reach Corte, your evening stop.

Night in a 3-star hotel.
Approximately 83 km.

9
Corte - Zicavo

This day promises to be incredible, a mountain stage through the chestnut trees that will take you through the famous Verde Pass (located at 1289 m) to reach Zicavo, famous for its cold meat.

Zicavo is a mountain village as there are many in Corsica, in the heart of a wild and unspoilt valley. Surrounded by mountains, this village of Haut Taravo in the heart of the Natural Park will seduce you and especially, in summer, its freshness (it is located 750m above sea level). The charm of Zicavo is the water flowing constantly along the roads and running through the village to water the gardens. Above the village, the waterfall of the Pont de la Camera will enchant you with its transparent basins, its waterfall and its flat rocks.

Night in hotel or B&B.
About 80 km.

10
Zicavo - Zonza

Today, you will drive on the road crossing the Vaccia pass before reaching the sumptuous and typical village of Zonza.
Zonza is part of one of the oldest inhabited territories of Corsica, which was called the Land of Lords in the Middle Age. Typical of the South of the island, the village has an unspeakable charm with its facades dressed in ocher stones and small shops. Perched at 762 meters above sea level in the heart of the Alta Rocca, Zonza is prized for its breathtaking setting, which is revealed to the traveler upon arrival. In the distance, on a blue sky, are the famous Bavella needles.

Night in a 3-star hotel.
Approximately 44 km.

11
Zonza - Bonifacio

Today you will pass the dam of Ospédale. This area will make you think of canadian pines' forests, especially the lake surroundided by beautiful trees. You will feel great in the middle of this beautiful nature. Then a magnificent view of the Gulf of Santa Manza will await you before arriving in the amazing Bonifacio, standing on top of its white cliff hanging above the sea.

Night in a 3-star hotel.
Approximately 67 km.

12
End of stay

End of your stay after breakfast.
A private transfer from your hotel to Figari airport is included in your holiday.
If you wish to extend your trip or travel to Sardinia, contact us.

Departure board

Departure possible every day from April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Your holiday starts in Bastia, easily accessible by plane or ferry. A transfer from Bastia Poretta Airport to your first hotel is provided upon arrival.
End
  • Your tour ends in Bonifacio. A transfer to Figari Airport is provided after your breakfast.
Accommodation
  • In 3-star hotels, in double rooms.
Number of people
  • From 2 persons
Level of difficulty
  • 10 days of cycling with stages of about 80 km per day.
Carrying
  • Your luggage is carried in a vehicle. So you only have to take with you your things of the day (picnic, camera ...).
Options
  • Rental of an electric bike TREK UM3 +, with equipment (saddle bag + inner tube + tire changer + pump + patches + antitheft + helmet + rear bag + front bag), delivery and pick up included. : 400€
  • Summer supplement (from 01/07 to 15/09) : 170€
  • "Luxury" version (3/4 stars) : 760€
  • Summer supplement (from 01/07 to 15/09) "Luxury" version : 370€
Included
  • Nights in hotels in rooms of 2 people
  • Breakfasts
  • 1 dinner on day 9 in Zicavo
  • Luggage transfer
  • Travel documents including maps and guidebook
  • The 1st day transfer from Bastia Poretta airport to the 1st hotel of Bastia Center
  • The end transfer from the last hotel in Bonifacio to Figari airport
Not included
  • Meals (except breakfasts and 1 dinner on day 5 in Zicavo), drinks
  • The insurance
  • Site visits
  • Optional activities on the program
  • Personal expenses
  • The electric bike
  • Anything not included in the description
  • Contact us for bike equipment that you may need (see options)

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