France

Bespoke Corsica - Inwon Park

5th - 11th 6월 2017

  • Start Location AJACCIO
  • End Location CALVI
  • Av. Daily Distance 90-120 KM
  • Av. Daily Elevation 2000 M
  • Days 5
  • Difficulty
A custom itinerary based in two superb Corsican locations for Inwon and friends

Exploring Corsica by bicycle, a custom itinerary designed to maximize quality of riding and minimize stress. Combining the sea and mountains on the incredible island of Corsica

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Bespoke

Let Rapha create a unique itinerary for you and your family and friends, or your colleagues and clients. Sharing experiences brings us together. It deepens friendships, builds trust and strengthens partnerships. A week on the bike with those close to you can be a valuable and unforgettable experience. We have a deep knowledge of the best roads, the finest restaurants and the most luxurious hotels the world over, and we have harnessed this to create the ride of a lifetime for a range of private clients. No trip is too big or small.

All trips include

  • Expert planning and guide support from guides and vehicles
  • Pre-trip discounts on Rapha apparel
  • High guide-to-client ratios
  • Unique routes
  • Top-level mechanics

Flights, bike hire and travel insurance are not included

All Bespoke includes

  • Airport transfers
  • All meals including alcohol
  • On-road food
  • Laundry
  • Daily massage

Double occupancy as standard

To Book

We will work closely with you to build the trip with the support and personnel you want and to the level of difficulty that suits you. Hit the Tour de France’s biggest climbs, spin along the beach or ask us to take you to the secret roads we explore in our downtime, where normal trips can’t go. Whenever we take you, you can expect faultless delivery, from accommodation and logistics to on-bike support. For more information about any aspect of the Bespoke service, please email travel@rapha.cc

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day Arrival to Ajaccio Airport
Day 1 Grand Depart 92KM 1680m
Day 2 Porticcio and Propriano 111KM 2760m
Day 3 Ajaccio to Calvi 158KM 3780m
Day 4 Northern Corsica 67KM 1250m
Day 5 Final Ride 63KM 960m
Departure Day Airport Transfers

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Arrival Day

Arrival to Ajaccio Airport

Arrival to Ajaccio airport (AJA). Flights connect to Ajaccio via Paris, London and Nice. From the airport the group will be transferred the short distance to the first of two hotels for the week – Hotel Demure les Mouettes, a sea front hotel with views of Ajaccio bay.

Accommodation

Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa

Day 1

Grand Depart

Corsica was the location for the 2013 Grand – Depart of the Tour de France. This unique Mediterranean island offers incredible roads and scenery from the coast to the mountains inland. Today we begin our exploration of the island and head inland from the coast. The centre of the island is mountainous but we remain in Corse-Sud. Later in the week we will head north into Haute-Corse.

Distance

92KM

Climbing

1680m

Accommodation

Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa

Day 2

Porticcio and Propriano

A second day of exploration will take us around the bay of Ajaccio towards Porticcio and then further south towards Propriano. We’ll return around the coast before arrival back to our hotel. Tonight, dinner is at the groups expense in Ajaccio. Rapha Travel will provide transport to/from the chosen restaurant from a selection offered by Rapha Travel.

Distance

111KM

Climbing

2760m

Accommodation

Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa

Day 3

Ajaccio to Calvi

Today we ride from Ajaccio. Following the route of the third stage of the 2013 Tour the route will go along the west coast of the island and head north on the winding roads which cross, in particular, the magnificent creeks of Piana, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Hilly landscapes will also be featured on the route, with the Col de San Bastiano (415 m) at kilometre fifteen, and then further on, the Cols de Lava (498 m), de Palmarella (374 m) and de Marsolino (443 m).

Distance

158KM

Climbing

3780m

Accommodation

Hotel La Villa

Day 4

Northern Corsica

Following previous days exertions, today a shorter day is on the menu. The northern part of Corsica is more wild and rugged, than the warmer, drier south, so you will notice a difference in the terrain and scenery. Dinner tonight at the groups’ leisure and choice.

Distance

67KM

Climbing

1250m

Accommodation

Hotel La Villa

Day 5

Final Ride

Our final day of riding on the island. As for 2016 we’ll seek out the hidden roads and sublime views.Heading south from Calvi on the incredible coastal D81b will provide a memorable experience to conclude your riding for the week. A celebratory final dinner at our hotel will round off the trip.

Distance

63KM

Climbing

960m

Accommodation

Hotel La Villa

Departure Day

Airport Transfers

Today we transfer from Hotel La Villa. Flights from Calvi airport will take you onwards to Nice or Paris and then further afield.

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Customer Testimonials

The Rapha experience was first rate from start to finish.

— Bespoke Trip rider - 2015

The combination of the trip design (routes, hotels, dinners, etc), the service and the Rapha touch (gear, bikes, branding, etc) all made this trip so special.

— Rapha Bespoke 2015

FAQ

I want to organise a custom trip. Is this possible?

Absolutely. We have created dream trips for families, groups of friends, honeymooners, business associates and corporate clients. Everything is possible, but every bespoke trip is unique, so it’s best we talk you through it from the earliest stage.

Can I make a group booking?

Yes – family members, colleagues or friends usually find that embarking on a group adventure makes it even more fun and rewarding. However, trip places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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