CORSICA MOTORCYCLE TOUR
Corsica Motorcycle Tour, travelling through France along the Route Napoleon we head for the coast and sail to Corsica to explore this delightful island and then finish off with a ride through Italy
Corsica, a mountainous Mediterranean island, presents a mix of stylish coastal towns, dense forest and craggy peaks (Monte Cinto is the highest). Nearly half the island falls within a park whose hiking trails include the challenging GR 20. Its beaches range from busy Pietracorbara to remote Saleccia and Rondinara. It’s been part of France since 1768, but retains a distinct Italian culture.
We begin the journey through France with our first leg of the tour passing through the Vosges Mountains, a beautiful area of mountainous forest, with many hairpins, twists and turns and of course, some awesome scenery. From here we head South alongside Lake Annecy and follow a section of the Route Napoleon, with some stunning views and spectacular roads thrown in for good measure.
Once at the coast, we catch a ferry (included in the price) overnight to Corsica and spend several days on the island riding some wonderful scenic roads with plenty of twists and turns. We take a rest day in Corsica giving you a chance to explore the area or participate in some water sports, such as jet skiing etc.
After several days of exploring the beautiful island of Corsica we head for Italy on the short ferry ride and stay in Pisa for the night with an opportunity to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. From there we head back home through the Italian mountains for some more treats and surprises and view the impressive landscapes of the Dolomite and Tyrol regions of Italy. A pure delight and a real eye opener.
|Euro tunnel Return Fayre|
|14 x Nights in Quality Hotel Included|
|Shared cabin on ferry (France – Corsica)|
|GPS Maps Provided|
DAY 1 - TRANSIT DAY
From Calais we head south and arrive in Nancy late afternoon, checking into our hotel you’ll rest before we head for the Vosges Mountains in the morning
DAY 2 - VOSGES MOUNTAINS
DAY 3 - LAKE ANNECY
From the Vosges Mountains we head southwest through Parc Jura Vaudois onto Lake Annecy, one of the most beautiful locations in France situated on the border west of Switzerland. Lake Annecy is a peri alpine lake in Haute-Savoie in France. It is the third largest lake in France, after the Lac du Bourget and Lac de Grand-Lieu. Stunningly picturesque, we stay the evening near to the lake giving you time to explore and capture some pictures for your memories
DAY 4 - COMBE LAVAL
We head through a couple of mountainous parks today, the first; Massif des Bauges and Chartreuse, as we head for what is likely to be your first breath taking ride of the tour. Combe Laval. Frequently recognised as the most magnificent road in the French Alps, this road through Combe Laval was constructed between 1861 and 1898 and originally served for the transportation of timber from the Forêt de Lente to St-Jean-en-Royans (France). With sheer drops amounting to several hundreds of meters it’s not for the fainthearted but even some of our previous clients who were afraid of heights loved it! It is magnificent and no words can describe the sensation one gets from riding this awesome road.
DAY 5 - MOUNTAINS!
Today we leave Grenoble and head for Gap. During the journey further south you’ll encounter some impressive mountain ranges and reach heights of 1400m as we pass through some of the route famously taken by Route Napoleon.
DAY 6 - GORGES DU VERDON
Impressive is an understatement. Gorges Du Verdon is an incredible sight to feast your eyes on. A huge Gorge hundreds of meters deep with a view point, is the highlight of the day. Sit and watch for a while as you take pictures of the hawks flying above and watch below as you can make out small ant like creatures (people) walking around below you. An impressive stop and one that needs a little time to appreciate. From here you head for Toulon where you will catch your ferry for the overnight crossing to Corsica with a cabin included
DAY 7 - CORSICA
DAY 8 - REST DAY
DAY 9 - CORTE
We head up into the mountains through Zonza taking numerous twisty roads with hair pins thrown in along with some spectacular scenery. You head through the center of Corsica over the mountain ranges back to the east coast and then back into the mountains to make our way to Corte in the center of Corsica where you will spend the night and enjoy a day off tomorrow to explore this beautiful town, which, was once the capital of Corsica. Rest or take a ride out, or participate in one of the many activities available locally, such as horse riding, river ride, skydiving etc.
DAY 10 - CALANCHES DE PIANA
You head west and follow the coastal road south-west of Porto towards Piana to discover an almost surreal world of weather-carved pink granite, an other-worldly vista of strangely shaped red figures, often plunging dramatically into the turquoise sea below.
Some of the dramatic rocks plunge towards the sea below, others stand poised high above at altitudes up to 300 metres, all are fascinating and beautiful, with the sea providing a perfect backdrop. Being situated to the west of Corsica. You then head east to Biguglia port
DAY 11 - PISA ITALY
You have the morning free to wander around the port or go and explore the north east peninsula rock, a coastal route with spectacular views. In the afternoon we board the ferry to Livorno and stay in Pisa
DAY 12 - REST DAY
DAY 13 - PISA, LAKE GARDA & DOLOMITES
Today we head for Lake Garda, a short stop here and you then make your way into the Dolomites, a spectacular array of mountains with impressive views. You rest here for the night just south of Bolzano Bozen
DAY 14 - GROSSGLOCKNER PASS AUSTRIA
There is a special treat in store today as we head from the Italian Alps to the Austrian Alps and ride through the Grossglockner Pass. A private toll road (25 Euros) it is considered by many bikers as one of the most incredible roads in the Alps. More details on the Grossglockner pass can be found here
DAY 15 - BITCHE FRANCE
Heading back from Grossglockner towards Innsbruck, we will stay the night on route to Bitche to break up the journey
DAY 15 - CALAIS
Make our way north back to Calais for the last leg of your amazing journey and catch the Euro tunnel back into the UK arriving in Folkestone late afternoon
Itinerary subject to modification and changes
- 16th August 2020
- 4th September 2021
- Rider sharing a twin with another customer or friend: £2199.00
- Rider and pillion, Twin or Double room: £3499.00
- Rider with private room: £2999.00
- Euro Tunnel Return
- 14 x nights hotel and breakfast
- 1 x night in cabin on board ferry
- Ferry crossing (France to Corsica)
- Ferry crossing (Corsica to Italy)
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- Tour guide
- Meals other than stated
- Room service
- Breakdown cover