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Corsica by e-bike: GT 20 Bastia to Bonifacio

11 days / 10 nights
Corsica - GT20 - Leisure cycling - E-bike tours - Self-guided - E-bike
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Last updated: 26/03/2024

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~2036 £ [2390 €] 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.

Trip available with our digital road-book.

Your day by day program

1
Arrival in Bastia

Transfer from Bastia airport to your hotel in city centre. 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 tonight, we recommend the old port and its special atmosphere.

Night in 3-star hotel in Bastia on B&B basis.

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 on B&B.

Distances: 55 km (D+ : 717m ; D- : 715m ; Min. : 1m ; Max. : 390m)
or 69 km (D+ : 1040m ; D- : 1038m ; Min. : 1m ; Max. : 390m)

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.

Distances: 56 km (D+ : 1216m ; D- : 1220m ; Min. : 3m ; Max. : 216m)
or 60 km (D+ : 1398m ; D- : 1402m ; Min. : 3m ; Max. : 247m)
Night in a 3-star hotel in Saint-Florent on B&B basis.

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.

Distances: 51 km (D+ : 796m ; D- : 576m ; Min. : 1m ; Max. : 372m)
or 82 km (D+ : 1638m ; D- : 1418m ; Min. : 1m ; Max. : 690m)
Night in 3-star hotel on B&B basis.

5
Monticello - Galéria

This day, you'll pass through the splendid villages of Balagne, Sant'Antonino, Pigna and many others, to discover their discreet charms. Then it's on to Calvi.
Calvi, a splendid town with an azure-blue beach, overlooked by mountains and a rocky outcrop dominated by a medieval town, is a real little paradise where life is good. Continue along the coast to your destination for the evening, the small seaside village of Galeria.

Overnight in a hotel 3* hotel on B&B basis.
63 km (D+ : 957m ; D- : 1173m ; Min. : 4m ; Max. : 536m)
83 km (D+ : 946m ; D- : 1163m ; Min. : 2m ; Max. : 536m)

6
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 on B&B basis.
About 51 km (D+ : 921m ; D- : 903m ; Min. : 5m ; Max. : 411m)

7
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 on B&B basis.
Approximately 83 km (D+ : 2895m ; D- : 2493m ; Min. : 32m ; Max. : 1480m)

8
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).

Night in hotel or B&B, dinner in a local restaurant.
About 80 km (D+ : 1947m ; D- : 1686m ; Min. : 399m ; Max. : 1314m)

9
Zicavo - Zonza

Today, you will drive on the road crossing the Vaccia pass before reaching the sumptuous and typical village of Zonza.
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* hotel on B&B basis.
Distance : 44 km (D+: 1800m ; D-: 1743m ; Min.: 289m ; Max.: 1220m)

10
Zonza - Bonifacio

Today you'll pass through the village of Levie. You'll feel right at home in this beautiful natural setting. Then a magnificent view of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, before arriving in the sumptuous town of Bonifacio.

Overnight in a 3* hotel on B&B basis.
Distance: 71 km (D+: 1014m; D-: 1783m; Min.: 0m; Max.: 1195m)

11
End of stay

After breakfast, transfer to Figari airport. End of trip.

Departure board

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

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Bastia airport
End
  • Figari airport
Accommodation
  • In 3-star hotels, in double or twin rooms, one night in guesthouse.
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 transferred by vehicle. So you only have to take with you day gear (picnic, camera ...).
Options
  • June & September departures : 95€
  • July & August departures : 240€
  • Single room : 580€
  • Rental of an electric bike  : 520€
  • Road bike rental - aluminium : 584€
  • Road bike rental - carbon : 560€
Included
  • Nights in 3-star hotels in double or twin rooms. 1 night in guesthouse.
  • Breakfasts
  • 1 dinner on day 9 in Zicavo
  • Luggage transfer
  • Airports transfers
  • Information package with maps and road-books on our app (a smartphone is required)
  • Local assistance by phone
Not included
  • Meals (except breakfasts and 1 dinner on day 9 in Zicavo), drinks
  • The insurance
  • The electric bike
  • Anything not included in the description

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