France

Randonnée Corsica

24th - 30th 九月 2017

  • Start Location PORTO VECCHIO
  • End Location CALVI
  • Av. Daily Distance 145 KM
  • Av. Daily Elevation 2,500 M
  • Days 6
  • Difficulty
The perfect point-to-point cycling adventure.

Corsica’s colourful Italian and French history, and rebellious, independent spirit make this beautiful island feel a world away from mainland France. With a thousand kilometres of unspoilt palm-fringed coastline, spine of wild, rugged mountains soaring to 3,000m, and an almost unlimited choice of challenging, winding roads – not to mention a robust and delicious local cuisine – it’s an utterly seductive destination for cyclists.

Single occupancy — NT$ 187,000 per person

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Who is it for?

Let us challenge and inspire you, and fuel your passion for cycling. Using our vast experience of road riding and our love of the history of the sport, we have created Rapha Randonnées: point-to-point itineraries in cycling’s classic territories, and in select destinations across the world. Take on mythical climbs in the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites, or cycle the road less travelled through the beautiful landscapes of Japan, California or Corsica. Whichever you choose, you will experience the same levels of service and support. Rapha Travel team cars and experienced guides will be on hand with local knowledge, a morale-boosting chat or a full bidon every pedal-stroke of the way. And, at the end of the day, you’ll simply hand your bike over to our mechanics, who will return them in top condition the next morning. In the evenings all you have to do is enjoy your appointment with our pro-level soigneur, sample the regional wines and cuisine, and relax in our carefully chosen accommodation.

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 Randonneés include

  • Airport transfers (excludes Japan)
  • All meals including alcohol
  • On-road food
  • Daily massage
  • Laundry

Single occupancy as standard

How Hard is it?

Randonnées are a real challenge, often climbing the same cols used in the biggest races in the world. But because they’re fully supported, they can be enjoyed by everyone from veteran riders with years of experience to relative newcomers who have put in the training and committed themselves to achieving something special.

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day Porto Vecchio — Quick Spin 32 KM 600 M
Day 1 Porto Vecchio — Sartène — Porto Vecchio 128 KM 2,200 M
Day 2 Porto Vecchio — Porticcio 136 KM 3,408 M
Day 3 Porticcio — Corte 154 KM 4,305 M
Day 4 Corte — Corte 132 KM 3,100 M
Day 5 Corte — Calvi 125 KM 2,700 M
Day 6 Calvi

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Arrival Day

Porto Vecchio — Quick Spin

Flights into Figari Sud Airport where you will be met by a member of Rapha Travel.Our adventure begins with a quick, undulating spin. A perfect opportunity to get to know your riding companions for the week before enjoying your first night on the island, in the city that hosted the Tour de France’s Grand Départ in 2013.

Distance

32 KM

Climbing

600 M

Accommodation

Hotel Mariosa

Day 1

Porto Vecchio — Sartène — Porto Vecchio

From Porto Vecchio’s white-sand beaches, we ride into the wild southern interior – dense, forested hills with unexpected vistas around every corner. Returning from Sartène, we take the spectacular red-rocked coast road, with beautiful views out over the Mediterranean.

Distance

128 KM

Climbing

2,200 M

Accommodation

Hotel Mariosa

Major Climbs

Col de Bacinu (803m), Foce di Mezzo (507m)

Day 2

Porto Vecchio — Porticcio

On our second day in the saddle we'll traverse to the western side of the island via the rugged Parc Natural Régional de la Corse – cool pine forests and fragrant scrubland dominated by 2,000m-plus peaks. Then a long descent to a magnificent bay for sunset over the sea.

Distance

136 KM

Climbing

3,408 M

Accommodation

Sofitel Porticcio Thalassa

Day 3

Porticcio — Corte

A journey into the heart of the island via the coastal corniche road made famous by the 2013 Tour de France. A 30km climb takes us to the Col de Vergio, at 1,478m the island’s highest road, before descending to the luxurious, tranquil Hôtel Dominique Colonna in the Restonica river valley.

Distance

154 KM

Climbing

4,305 M

Accommodation

Hotel Dominique Colonna

Major Climbs

Col de Vergio (1,478m)

Day 4

Corte — Corte

For our fourth day, riders may choose between two routes, both departing from and returning to Corte. Two punchy rides taking in the high road across the spine of the island. Charming perched villages, deserted back roads, river gorges and, for long-route riders, the spectacular Col de Sorba.

Distance

132 KM

Climbing

3,100 M

Accommodation

Hotel Dominique Colonna

Major Climbs

Col de Sorba (1,316m)

Day 5

Corte — Calvi

Our final ride takes us from the island’s interior back to the sea. To finish there’s a fast descent and some stunning panoramas of the city of Calvi. It’s the perfect way to cap to a magnificent week on the wild and beautiful island of Corsica.

Distance

125 KM

Climbing

2,700 M

Accommodation

Hotel La Villa

Major Climbs

Bocca Capanna (843m), Bocca di Battaglia (1,099m)

Day 6

Calvi

Transfer back from the hotel to Calvi Airport

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Customer Testimonials

It truly was an adventure and a testing one at that. Your companionship made the trip pure pleasure. To sit and eat (steak after steak after steak) and laugh with you all after what were very challenging days will make the trip live long in my memory. Our greatest thanks goes to the Rapha Travel Team. Thank you Ben, Greg, Joe and Francois. I know it's very calm on the surface but I also know that so much goes on behind the scenes. Not only on the trip but back in the office as well. I knew what to expect. But even knowing that my expectations were exceeded. Thank you so much guys.

— Randonnee Pyrenees rider, July 2016

So, you could say the odds were against me having one of the most rewarding and inspirational experiences of my life - yet that is exactly what the Randonnée proved to be.

— Rider, Randonée Corsica 2016

FAQ

Am I strong enough for the trip?

All our trips are physically demanding, but some are harder than others. Randonnées and Cent Cols Challenges are among the toughest, and Retreats are among the most relaxing. Our guides, soigneurs and mechanics will support every rider to go beyond their usual level of riding. Each individual trip is rated for difficulty, and each trip type page gives rough guidelines on who the trip is for, to help you decide if it’s right for you.

What kind of assistance can riders expect on the road?

When you’re riding you’ll always have at least one ride guide on the road with the group - on Randonnées there are high guide-to-guest ratios. There will also be a mechanic with a full tool kit and spare parts not far away – usually in a support car behind the group. Your guides and mechanics will be able to help you out with ride food and drink, as well as local knowledge, first aid, a morale-boosting chat and – if necessary – a hand to push you up the hill if you’ve run out of energy. They’ll do everything they can to keep you and your bike on the road but, if for any reason you can’t make it to the end, they’ll always make sure there’s a seat in a vehicle so you get safely home.

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