A family cycling holiday in Corsica

Published by Lyn on 10 March 2014

Reader Q&A: Susanne wrote from Denmark to ask about a family biking holiday in Corsica.

Corsica, by Andrew Dennes

Some days on Corsica can be more hectic than others. Photo: Andrew Dennes

Hello Lyn,

We are are biking family of 5 - kids are 12, 15 and 16 - would like to spend a week biking in Corsica. Is it possible to do a tour of the island in a week and is it possible to bring bikes on the Corsica ferry?

Would love to hear from you,
 
Kindly,
Susanne.
 
Lyn writes:
 
Hi Susanne,
 
I hope you don't mind if I pass you over to a guy called Mark, who runs a Corsica-specific cycling info site. He knows the island much more intimately than I do and he will be able to give you all the info you need.

In the meantime, please see his Corsica Cyclist website, as well as our own overview of cycling Corsica. There are links here for some bike hire outlets.

Cheers,
Lyn.
 
Mark writes:
 
Hello Susanne
 
Hopefully you will have had an opportunity to look at my website.
 
Yes you can bring bikes on both ferry lines, Corsica Ferries and SNCM. The ships are very large and the crossings are typically a half day or overnight. There are a number of departure and arrival options. It is also possible to arrive and depart from different ports on Corsica.
 
It would not be possible to cycle tour the island in a week. Assuming you will arrive by car with your bikes, I would recommend you choose one or two bases to ride out of. Typically the decision will be inland or coast and north or south. It will depend very much on what else you enjoy doing.
 
Anyway take a good look at my site as it has lots of background and detailed routes. Please feel free to ask more questions as you get an idea about where you might like to stay etc.
 
Best wishes,
Mark.

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