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The Raid Corsica 2014 Cycling Holiday
15th to 22nd June 2014
Enjoy the Corsica stages of the 2013 Tour de France? This Raid Corsica is a 1000km tour of the island in 7 days, starting and finishing in the coastal town of Bastia. Although the mountains are not as high as the Pyrenees or Alps the continuous undulations make this a tough randonnee. 2014 Raid Corsica now available.
Corsica described by many as the "Island of Beauty" or also called "Mountain in the Sea", is ideal for a cycling holiday. From its rugged Mediterranean coastline to its gorges and valleys of the mountains to the interior of the island, Corsica is varied, wild and unspoilt. All this combined with the quiet and testing roads make for a great cycling holiday.
This trip is an ideal way of experiencing what great cycling Corsica has to offer. Organised by the Audax Club Parisian (ACP), the same people who organise the Paris - Brest - Paris randonnee, the route of Raid Corsica starts by following the coastal road around the northern peninsula of Cap Corse. From here you will cross the Agriates Desert and follow the eastern coast to the town of Porto, from where you will climb into the hinterland and re-join the coast 2 days later at the port of Ajaccio. From Ajaccio you will follow the undulating coastal road to Bonifacio, the islands most southerly town, from where, once again you will enter the mountainous interior before descending to the eastern coast and the return leg to Bastia.
Just like the Raid Pyrenean, the Raid Alpine, and the Raid Dolomites, you will be supplied with a carnet which must be stamped at pre-determined points on the route to prove that you have completed the "Raid". These are then returned by us to the organisers and you will receive a medal for your efforts! A van will carry your luggage each day from overnight stop to overnight stop, and where possible act as a backup for serious mechanical breakdowns.
Accommodation has been pre booked at roughly equidistant locations (140km to 160km), on half board basis - Bed, Breakfast, Evening Meal.
On arrival at Bastia airport you will be met by our representative and commence the tour with a 57 km ride onto Cap Corse and the small fishing village of Macinaggio, where we spend the night on half board basis at Hotel U Ricordu.
Sunday 15th of June: Bastia to Macinaggio. Stay at Hotel U Ricordu in Macinaggio. 57.12kms. Ascent 332m
Monday 16th of June: Macinaggio to Calvi. Stay at the Grand Hotel in Calvi. 159.93kms. Ascent 2263m
Tuesday 17th of June: Calvi to Evisa. Stay at Hotel Scoppa Rossa in Evisa. 122.77kms. Ascent 2296m
Wednesday 18th of June: Evisa to Ecicca Suarella (Cauro). Stay at Hotel Acquadolce. 187.5kms. Ascent 3544m
Thursday 19th of June: Cauro to Propriano. Stay at Hotel Roc e Mare. 134.19 kms. Ascent 1893m
Friday 20th of June: Propriano to Zonza. Stay at Hotel Incudine. 128.77kms. Ascent 2078m
Saturday 21st of June: Zonza to Peidicroce. Stay at Hotel Refuge. 136.7km. Ascent 1984m
Sunday 22nd of June: Peidicroce to Bastia. 42.56km. Ascent 522m
Total: 969.59km with 14152m of ascent
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