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3 Islands – Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily
Tour Location
Country:
France (Corsica), Italy (Sardinia, Sicily)
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided, Hosted (Ride Leader)
Duration:
22 days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
On Road only
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
€8580
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
1550 Km
Month(s):
Oct
Departure:
7 October 2017
Tour Operator:
Ride and Seek Bike Tours
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3 Islands – Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily

22 Days Moderate 1550 Km

Ride with us across 3 sun kissed islands at the crossroads of the Mediterranean – Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.

Split into 3 stages, each a week long, the 3 Islands Tour is a journey through the history, food, architecture and traditions of these Mediterranean jewels. The exceptional diversity of the islands is represented through the numerous civilizations and cultures that have left their mark, the amazing gastronomic variations, the strikingly rugged interior landscapes paired with stunning coastlines of white beaches and emerald waters, and locals with an incredibly strong sense of place. The Mediterranean charm is truly at the heart of this tour.

We ride from North to South beginning with Corsica, home of Napoleon. It’s mountainous North contrasts beautifully with idyllic beaches and fishing villages. From here we head to Sardinia – land of towering cliffs, beach coves and unique history. Then finally to Sicily where rolling farmland, volcanoes and stunning coastline is littered by classical sites in exceptional settings.

This tour is in the process of being scouted but the general route is already set. We will ride down the west coast of Corsica which is the more picturesque and less busy side. We will end the first week in the stunning village of Bonifacio. From here we will sail across to Italy and Sardinia. Our ride down Sardinia will take us along the west coast which holds more Phoenician significance and is our preferred cycling route too. Our destination is Cagliari from where we will catch the overnight ferry to Sicily and its atmospheric capital Palermo. The ride through Sicily will focus on the southern part of the island as we head towards Catania which marks the end of our ride.

Conceptually our Phoenician (3 Island) tour will sit at the less extreme end of the Ride and Seek Epic spectrum. The average daily riding distance will be around 80km and whilst all the islands are ‘hilly’ daily elevation profiles will be less dramatic than some of our other offerings. That said we will also offer daily ‘extra loop’ rides that head inland for those wanting more hills and ride time. This tour is graded as 3 espresso cups so we feel it has a broadest reach of our Epic tours.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
Options
Ride one (or more) of three stages - Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily
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