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Adventure Motorcycle Tour France

A wonderful holiday where you will discover Corsica at its best; the quiet back roads with stunning views, charming villages, beautiful beaches, and the very best in hotel accommodation. A perfect way to combine discovery and adventure with the comfort of good accommodation at the end of the day.

Key information

  • Terrain: a mix of asphalt and off-road
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW GS800)
  • Mileage: 1005 kilometers / 624 miles
  • Daily rides: 150 - 230 kilometers / 93 - 143 miles
  • Riding gear: available to rent: gloves (3 EUR), jackets (7 EUR), waterproof trousers and jacket (6 EUR), pack gloves and jacket (8 EUR), and pack waterproof gloves and jacket (12 EUR)
  • Meals: all breakfasts

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Bastia
  • Ride through coasts and mountains
  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery from Bonifacio
  • Experience the winding roads of Désert des Agriates
  • Ride through the Cape of Corsica and Gorges de la Spelunca
  • Maps and route notes and ground assistance is included
  • 5 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


6 riding days
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
Airport transfer included: Bastia – Poretta Airport
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Accommodation

During this motorcycle tour, you will stay at luxurious and charming hotels in double rooms. Single supplements are available at an extra cost.

  • Unwind in Saint Florent on nights one and two.
  • Settle in Calvi on night three.
  • Relax in Corte on night four.
  • Have a well-earned rest in Bonifacio on night five.

Program

Day 1: Arrive on Corsica (Approximately 19 - 75 miles / 30 -120 kilometers)

Arrive at Bastia airport where you will be collected and taken to the offices to get kitted out with your hired bike. Depending upon your arrival time, there are various options on offer:

  • Take the road directly to your hotel and make the most of the swimming pool, the beach, and the Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Discover the wild and little-known Nebbiu region on superb little roads before reaching your hotel in the resort of Saint Florent.

Day 2: The tour of the cape of Corsica (Approximately 84 miles / 135 kilometers)

The Cape of Corsica is unmissable. After a good breakfast, you will return to the east coast to start your tour of the cape. The undulating road along the east coast offers some stunning views across to the Italian islands of Elba and Capraia. After crossing the remote end of the cape, it's suggested for you stop for lunch at the tiny little fishing port of Centuri, famous for its fresh lobster.

From there, the west coast becomes increasingly wild with breathtaking views. It's possible to take a rest by many small creeks and a stop is imperative at the village of Nonza where you can enjoy the views from one of the most spectacularly placed bars on Corsica. Return to your hotel where you can enjoy your last night in northern Corsica.

Day 3: The desert des Agriates and the Balagne region (Approximately 78 miles / 125 kilometers)

The day begins after a superb crossing of the "Désert des Agriates" a protected area that offers a winding road with stunning views down the coast. Local bikers consider this road to be one of the best in all of Corsica. On leaving the Agriates, you will avoid the main road by taking some little-known mountain back roads, crossing olive groves and lined with cactus and prickly pears. You will pass through some villages typical of the region where you will need to pay attention to the cows that wander freely! You will then reach Calvi, the bustling port town that comes alive each evening with its bars and restaurants.

Day 4: The heart of Corsica (Approximately 93 - 112 miles / 150 - 180 kilometers)

After enjoying all that Calvi has to offer, you will ride the coastal road towards the south. This road, although rough and bumpy, has been named as one of the most beautiful coastal roads in all of Europe. After crossing the river Fango, there's a climb to a magnificent viewpoint from where you can admire the coast and the road that continues in zig-zags.

Take a break in Porto, at the frontier of the Scandola marine nature reserve, or continue to the Calanches de Piana. Finally, you will climb through the most magnificent and extraordinary Gorges de la Spelunca. Pass through the Aitone forest before reaching the ancient city of Corte in the true heart of Corsica. Overnight next to the river in a superb location.

Day 5: Heading deep south to Bonifacio (Approximately 127 miles / 205 kilometers)

Leave Corte towards the south and pass by a superb waterfall before taking a road very little frequented. The road is long and will permit you to discover the real heartland of Corsica, rarely found by regular tourists. Later in the south, you will join the main road that leads to Bonifacio, passing by beaches that are nothing but pure paradise. Feel free to stop and bathe wherever takes your fancy!

Take some time to discover the extraordinary port town of Bonifacio, perched upon the cliff, before reaching your wonderful hotel for the night.

Day 6: Crossing Corsica (Approximately 149 miles 240 kilometers)

In order to avoid the direct route back to the north, which is full of radars, traffic, and is tediously straight, it's suggested you follow an itinerary that takes you through the center of the island. Depending upon the time that you have, you could make a detour to visit the famous Palombaggia beach, the needles of Bavella, or drive directly from Ospedale lake to take the road north through the villages that make the best charcuterie on Corsica!

You will reach Corte once more, from where you can take the direct route back to Bastia for your flight or ferry. Feel free to request an extra night's accommodation depending upon your travel times.

Skill level required for this tour: beginner

Beginner:

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descent

Location

This motorcycle tour will take place in Saint Florent, Corsica, Cap Corse, Nonza, Désert des Agriates, the Balagne region, Calvi, River Fango, Gorges de la Spelunca, the Aitone forest, Corte, and Bonifacio in France. The tour will start and end in Bastia.

Food

During this motorcycle tour, you will be provided with breakfast daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Dine in Centuri
  • Discover the Nebbiu region
  • Explore Bonifacio
  • Relax in your Corsica hotel
  • Take in the breathtaking views from Nonza
  • Visit Palombaggia, Bavella, or drive from Ospedale Lake

What's included

  • A travel file including a digital roadbook accessible on a mobile application in English
  • On the ground assistance during the trip
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts

What's not included

  • Motorbike hire with saddlebags (type T1): 340 EUR
  • Motorbike hire with saddlebags (type T2): 569 EUR
  • Motorbike hire with saddlebags (type T3): 680 EUR
  • Motorbike hire with saddlebags (type T4): 1020 EUR
  • GPS tracks - GPX format (option to be validated when booking): 15 EUR
  • The Corsican Biker t-shirt (style and size can be decided later): 15 EUR
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Transfers not mentioned in the program
  • All other drinks and meals
  • Motorbike repairs and fines
  • Entry to tourist sites
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Airport: Bastia – Poretta Airport Airport transfer included: Bastia – Poretta Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Tour information

This tour is available all year round, beginning on any day from April to the end of October.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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