Sardinia & Corsica Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s

Horseback Ride

Italian & French Mediterranean Isles

From $5,099 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,600 for sgl. occ.)

Voyage to Sardinia, where dazzling white sand meets the ethereal blue tones of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Bike across peaceful archipelagos and kayak pristine blue lagoons. Then ferry across the water to Corsica, an island as rich in history as it is in its natural diversity. Follow exquisite coastal trails and hike to traditional mountain towns. Escape to paradise at tranquil beachfront hotels styled to island perfection. Off the distant coasts of France and Italy, a wildly enchanting family adventure awaits. 

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Italy & France

Start Olbia, Sardinia / End Ajaccio, Corsica

Sardinia & Corsica Tour Map


  • Escape to the elegantly rugged and wildly 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 local wine and cuisine at extraordinary retreats 
Italy & France

Start Olbia, Sardinia / End Ajaccio, Corsica

Sardinia & Corsica Tour Map


Days 1-2 Start your journey in Sardinia's stunning Costa Smeralda, a natural wonderland | Hike scenic coastal trails flanked by pine trees and wild Mediterranean maquis | Explore the turquoise inlets and secret coves of La Maddalena archipelago, where quiet impeccable roads make for spectacular cycling | Cross the captivatingly 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.

Days 3-4 Set your sights across the strait to the French island of Corsica and the ancient city center of clifftop Bonifacio | Hike a balcony trail to the chic and alluring seaside town of Porto-Vecchio | Admire breathtaking views over the prismatic blues of the gulf | Relax on a private beach and savor Michelin-starred cuisine at our luxurious hotel | Bike peaceful routes from sea to sea linking the Alta Roca region'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 | Discover the island's inland culture and landscape before returning to the coast.

Days 5-6 Experience Corsica's rugged coastline and wild landscapes by boat | Sail from seaside Propriano to the postcard-perfect town of Belvédère | Admire fishing villages and ancient Genoese towers from tranquil hiking trails | Discover a spectacular underwater world as you swim through crystalline waters with a mask and snorkel | Visit an archaeological site in the lush Taravo Valley.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests Guests: from $4,799 pp dbl occ
  • 8-9 Guests: from $5,499 pp dbl occ
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From $5,099 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,600 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere Hotels

Hotel Cala di Volpe, Italy
Hotel Cala di Volpe

Porto Cervo (2 nights)

Casa del Mar, Corsica, France
Casa del Mar

Porto-Vecchio (1 night)

Hotel Marinca, France
Hotel Marinca & Spa

Olmeto (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Sardinia and Corsica

More On This Trip

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Hotel Cala di Volpe, Italy

Hotel Cala di Volpe

Porto Cervo (2 nights)

Overlooking the most beautiful bay in Costa Smeralda, this glamorous hotel—a film location for 1977's 007: The Spy Who Loved Me—has everything you need for a vibrant Mediterranean vacation. (pool)

Casa del Mar, Corsica, France

Casa del Mar

Porto-Vecchio (1 night)

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

Hotel Marinca, France

Hotel Marinca & Spa

Olmeto (2 nights)

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 6* 800 9 1000
2 Biking 10* 800 15 1100 21 1300
Kayaking Caprera Island (2 Hours)
3 Walking/Hiking 2* 100 4 600
Other Walking Tour of Bonifacio, Corsica (1 Hour)
4 Biking 21* 1600 37* 3300 42 4200
5 Walking/Hiking 4 800 5 1200 8 1800
Other Snorkeling in the Golfe de Valinco (2 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 4 200
Other Horseback Riding (2 Hours)


* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.


All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Sardinia and Corsica

The Best Leaders in Sardinia and Corsica

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Sardinia and Corsica, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Sardinia and Corsica with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Sardinia and Corsica trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Sardinia and Corsica designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.