Corsica: Cycling Activity Holiday

A little slice of heaven (out of peak season)

Corsica Cycling Activity Holiday

Cycling is not an easy option in Corsica because of its mountainous terrain. However, if you love cycling and you’re an experienced cyclists you will find the challenging climbs and winding routes enjoyable. For those with determination and stamina, the views from some of the coastal roads and mountain tracks are breathtaking and well worth the hard work. Because of the rough terrain, mountain bikes are preferable over other types of bicycles Bikes can be hired in Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Porto and Propriano. The best time for cycling is between May and June and September and October, when the weather is slightly cooler and the roads quieter. To escape the traffic completely there are numerous footpaths and woodland trails. There are also 1,900 kilometres of bridleways which will allow you to discover the island's natural beauty. The best of the bridleways are near Forêt de l'Ospédale, Bavella and the Coscione Plateau in the south. There is also a coastal path between St Florent and L'Ile Rousse which provides cyclists with views of some of the island's most outstanding scenery. The Mare e Monti Sud hiking path which runs between Propriano and Porticcio is one of the island's best opportunities for cycling as are the tracks of coastal Sartenais. To hire a bike you will be looking to pay anywhere between 50 to 150 Euros depending on the bike you require. Children’s bikes are usually around 30 to 40 Euros.