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Moto tour de Corse 
(Corsica - Ile de Beauté)

26 September - 4th October 2015

In the past we have combined tours of Corsica and Sardinia, and each time we have had the sensation that we were leaving some important sections of both islands out of our riding because of lack of time.
This sensation was always confirmed by the riders with us, so for this year and in future, we shall dedicate a full week to Corsica and a full week to Sardinia.
7 days might seem a lot dedicated to each island, but it will give you a chance to do things without being rushed and get a real feel about these unique islands.

The succession of corners and views, and the superb condition of the roads, offering immense grip, offer probably the best riding in the world together with Sardinia. Yes, it beats the Alps and it beats Tuscany. Believe us!
But Corsica isn't only about riding. Towns such as Calvi, Bastia, Ajaccio, and Bonifacio all offer great insights into understanding this island. Whilst the coastal roads offer grip and continuous views of the Mediterranean sea, inland there are enchanted valleys with alpine scenery and green hills with prehistoric settlements to visit.

The tour starts and ends in Olbia, our base in Sardinia and runs anticlockwise with a double night stopover in Ajaccio.


Touring programme day by day:

Day 0: Fly into Olbia and take a short transfer to the tour hotel in town. Relax and enjoy the day in this small town. We shall all meet in the lobby at around 4pm have the tour briefing, finalise the paperwork and have some time with the bikes in preparation of the following morning start. 

Day 1: After a short ride across the Emerald coast of Sardinia, we catch the ferry across to Bonifacio. The arrival in the fiord of Bonifacio is very picturesque. The white, wind eroded cliffs open up just enough to produce an amazing natural harbour for Bonifacio. For the afternoon we ride Col du Bacio to Zonza and then take the road to Portovecchio via Piscia di Gallu and the Lac de l'Ospedale. A great intro to Corsica!! 

Day 2: Our ride starts along the coastal road to Solenzara and then heads back south west to the mountains over the Col de la Bavella (amazing scenery!) and reach Zonza from a different road. We then follow the D69 tight and deserted mountain road over Col de la Vaccia and then on to Col de Verde. From Ghisoni we go over Col de Sorba and reach the N193 at Col de la Serra to our final destination in Corte. Befroe we end the day we'll take a short ride up to theRestonica Gorges. An incredible mountain riding day!!!

Day 3: we leave Corte heading north. It's the day we ride the Corsican finger anti-clockwise. This is an amazing coastal road with incredible sea views. We visit the windmills on Colle de Serra, view the black baches in Nonza and stop for coffee in St Florent. Another amazing day in Corsica which ends in Calvi for a double night stop over! 

Day 4: It's a free day. You can choose to do your own thing, visit this small town and relax, or join us for a loop ride of Monte Cinto, the highest peak in Corsica with over 2700 meters above sea level. The ride goes clockwise to Belgodere, to the Gorges de l'Asco and then towards the coast to Porto and then inland back to Calvi. 

Day 5: we run down the West Coast of Corsica. The ride offers the embarrassing choice of riding fast or watching the scenery. Don't try doing both at once. Our suggestion is ... stop frequently.  Our over night stop will be in Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica and birthplace of Napoleon. But just before we finish for the day, we run our bikes over to Pointe de la Parata to view the Isle Sanguinaires. Their name in French means the "bloodthirsty islands" because of their intense red colour by sunset.

Day 6: It's another free day. You can enjoy visiting Ajaccio or take a ride to the Gorges du Prunelli and then to the nearby Prehistoric settlement of Filitosa.  

Day 7: A truly fantastic run awaits all the way to Bonfacio, the N196. Once in Bonifacio, we will spend the time visiting this historic town before catching the evening ferry back to Sardinia to return to our starting point in Olbia.  

Day 8: you are free to depart to your next destination

 


Copia (2) di corsica_moto_tour.jpg (70170 byte)to recap:

Day 0: arrive Olbia (Island of Sardinia)
Day 1: Portovecchio (180km)
Day 2: Corte (240km)
Day 3: Calvi (250km)
Day 4: Calvi (free day) (230km)
Day 5: Ajaccio (180km)
Day 6: Ajaccio (free day) (150km)
Day 7: Olbia (200km)
Day 8: depart Olbia

  

Prices in EURO per person:

motorcycle

single room
solo rider
twin room
solo rider
double room
two up
BMW F700GS
BMW F800R
Moto Guzzi V7
2960 2535 2020
BMW F800GS
BMW F800GT
3060 2630 2070
BMW R1200GS
BMW R1200R
BMW R1200RT (AC)
R NineT
3165 2740 2125
BMW R1200GS Adv
BMW R1200RT (LC)
Alfa Spider
3250 2825 2165
BMW K1600GTL
Honda Goldwing 1800
3435 3010 2260
own bike 2270 1840 1675

 

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minimum number of participants: 10
maximum number of participants: 14

closing date: 60 days prior to tour start

If minimum number of participants isn't reached the tour can be cancelled or run with different format.

Booking fee 10% of total to be paid on reserving a place on the tour.

 

what is included:

1) motorcycle rental

2) 8 nights accommodation with breakfast and safe parking for the bikes

3) welcome and farewell dinners in Olbia

4) motorcycle guide always on motorcycle

5) assistance van for luggage and spare bike

6) ferry from Sardinia to Corsica and back

 

what is NOT included:

1) fuel for your motorcycle
2) motorway tolls
3) entrance to museums or other sites
4) gratuities and tips
5) all lunches and dinners except for welcome and farewell dinner
6) beverages with your dinner
7) airport transfers (we will give you all options - including a chauffer driven car if you wish)
8) flights to and from Olbia

 

when?

26th September - 4th October 2015

 

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