- Chance to ride the third stage of this year's Tour de France, but over a week
- Enjoy spectacular views along Corsica's west coast
- Time to relax on the white sand beaches
Corsica may be small, but it is perfectly formed. Cycling here on small roads amidst spectacular mountain scenes and stunning seaside vistas is nothing less than idyllic. It is little wonder, then, that Corsica has been chosen for the opening stages of the Tour de France this year, showcasing some of the best of the island scenery. To celebrate this we have set up an itinerary that follows the route of the third stage of the Tour from Ajaccio to Calvi, but over a week rather than a day. This will mean you can capture every vista, take your time up the cols, reward yourself with dips in the sea and enjoy the food, wine and culture of this unique island. There is also the chance to visit the Scandola Marine Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or climb the highest col on Corsica the Col de Verghio which stands at 1464m.
It should also be possible to soak up some of Tour atmosphere in our June departure when the island will be preparing for the Tour's arrival.
Our second departure in September is one of the nicest times of year to visit Corsica and hopefully the Tour will have whet your appetite for cycling in one of Europe's finest destinations. If you want to get even closer to the Tour then we are also offering a one off trip that will follow the race.
Cycling in Corsica