Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour
Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour
Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour
Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour
Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

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Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

Italian & French Mediterranean Isles

Voyage to Sardinia, where white sand meets the blue tones of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Bike across peaceful archipelagos. Kayak pristine lagoons. Then follow exquisite coastal trails 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.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $4,999 - $5,399 pp dbl occ
($1,100 - $1,130 for sgl occ)

Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak
Snorkel

Italy & France

Start Olbia, Sardinia / End Ajaccio, Corsica

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

Highlights
  • Retreat to the elegantly rugged and beautiful island landscapes of Sardinia and Corsica
  • Bike and hike peaceful routes from dazzling coastal enclaves to traditional mountain villages
  • Kayak, swim and snorkel in the azure waters of pink granite inlets under the Mediterranean sun
  • Liberate your senses as you taste the flavors of Mediterranean wine and cuisine at extraordinary seaside hotels
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Itinerary
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 | Kayak along the Sardinian coast, where deserted beaches and sparkling sorbet-hued granite rocks meet unbelievably blue lagoons.

Hotel Cala di Volpe, Italy
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 hidden beaches perfect for a mid-hike swim | Admire breathtaking views over the gulf | Relax on a private beach and savor Michelin-starred cuisine at our luxurious hotel.

Casa del Mar, Corsica, France
Hôtel Casadelmar
Porto-Vecchio
| Premiere Hotel

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

 

Days 4-6

Bike peaceful routes through the Alta Roca's enchanting alpine villages perchés (perched villages) | Stop for a café and croissant in traditional mountain hamlets like Zonza, San-Gavino-di-Carbini or Levie | Experience Corsica's rugged coastline and wild landscapes by boat | Sail across the Valinco gulf to seaside Campomoro | Admire fishing villages and ancient Genoese towers from tranquil hiking trails | Explore the delightful village of Olmeto | Discover a spectacular underwater world as you snorkel in crystalline waters.

Hotel Marinca, France
Hôtel Marinca & Spa
Olmeto
| 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)
 

Dates & Prices

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.

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 10 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 15 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 21 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Kayaking
Caprera Island (2 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Other
Shuttle & Ferry to Corsica (2.5 hours)
Walking Tour of Bonifacio, Corsica (1 hour)
Day 4
Biking
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
Other
Snorkeling in the Golfe de Valinco (2 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

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. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular 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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

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.

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