Aerial view of beach
Kayaker on Backroads Sardinia & Corsica Tour
Exterior view of hotel
Aerial view of Sardinia & Corsica
Person riding bike on Backroads Sardinia & Corsica Tour
Sandwiches on Backroads Sardinia & Corsica Tour
Hikers on Backroads Sardinia & Corsica Tour
Hikers on Backroads Sardinia & Corsica Tour
Person riding bike on Backroads Sardinia & Corsica Tour
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Hikers on Backroads Sardinia & Corsica Tour
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Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

Italian & French Mediterranean Isles

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,899 - $6,599 pp dbl occ

($1,250 - $1,650 for sgl occ)

Voyage to Sardinia, where white sand meets the blue tones of the Mediterranean Sea. Bike across peaceful archipelagos. Then follow exquisite coastal trails and kayak hidden coves in Corsica, the Island of Beauty. Escape to paradise at tranquil beachfront hotels styled to island perfection. Off the distant coasts of France and Italy, a wildly enchanting adventure awaits.

Italy Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour map
Italy Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour map

Italy & France

Start Olbia, Sardinia /
End Ajaccio, Corsica

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Retreat to the elegantly rugged and abundantly beautiful island landscapes of Sardinia and Corsica
  • Bike and hike unspoiled routes from dazzling coastal enclaves to traditional mountain villages
  • Kayak, swim and explore in the azure waters of pink granite inlets off La Maddalena archipelago
  • Liberate your senses as you taste the flavors of Mediterranean wine and cuisine at extraordinary seaside hotels


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

From the traditional village of San Pantaleo, make your way on foot to Sardinia’s stunning Costa Smeralda, a natural wonderland | Hike scenic coastal trails flanked by pine trees | Explore the turquoise inlets and secret coves of La Maddalena archipelago, where quiet impeccable roads make for sensational cycling | Traverse the beautiful island of Caprera by bike | Visit the one-time home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, a pivotal figure in Italy’s history and unification | Unwind at an oasis by the sea on the Sardinian Coast, where deserted beaches and sparkling sorbet-hued granite rocks meet unbelievably blue lagoons.

Aerial view of Hotel Cala di Volpe
Hotel Cala di Volpe
Porto Cervo
| Premiere Hotel

Overlooking the most beautiful bay in Costa Smeralda, this glamorous hotel—a film location for 007: The Spy Who Loved Me—has everything you need for a vibrant Mediterranean vacation (pool).

Day 3

Cross the strait to the French island of Corsica and the ancient city center of clifftop Bonifacio | A coastal trail leads to secluded beaches perfect for a mid-hike swim | Admire breathtaking views over the gulf of Porto-Vecchio | Relax on a private beach while eating local gourmet food.

Beach Front at Hotel Casadelmar
Hôtel Casadelmar
| Premiere Hotel

Private seafront terraces, sophisticated modern design and an exclusive beach create an idyllic escape along Corsica's coastline (pool, spa).

Days 4-6

Traverse the island from east to west by bike on pristine routes through the Alta Roca's alpine villages perchés (perched villages) | Stop for a café and croissant in lost-in-time mountain hamlets like Zonza, San-Gavino-di-Carbini or Levie | Experience Corsica’s rugged coastline and bewitching landscapes by boat | Sail across the Valinco gulf to seaside Campomoro | Admire tiny fishing communities and historic Genoese towers from world-class hiking trails | Explore the delightful town of Olmeto | Discover a spectacular underwater world as you kayak and swim in crystalline waters.

Terrace Hotel Marinca & Spa
Hôtel Marinca & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

Elegant, luxurious and serene, this beachfront hotel is surrounded by nature with a private golden-sand beach, lush gardens and sweeping views over the sea. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy in USD.

September 2023
Sep 24 - Sep 29
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Sep 25 - Sep 30
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Sep 26 - Oct 1
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October 2023
Oct 1 - Oct 6
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Oct 3 - Oct 8
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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 10 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 15 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 21 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Caprera Island Adventure (2 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Shuttle & Ferry to Corsica (2.5 hours)
Walking Tour of Bonifacio, Corsica (1 hour)
Day 4
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles* | 2700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 37 miles | 3300 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 1800 ft. gain
in the Golfe de Valinco (2 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Shuttle Time

To bring you to our favorite parts of Corsica and Sardinia, we make liberal use of shuttles and boats on this trip. So although you'll ride in a shuttle or boat on most days, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next activity.

Ferry Crossing

Ferry schedules between Sardinia and Corsica can be subject to strong winds and rough seas. On the rare occasion that our ferry does not run as scheduled, we'll extend our stay on the first island with alternate activities until we're able to travel. Should this be the case on your trip, your leaders will share more details about what to expect.

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