Calvi to Revellata Bike Tour
Calvi, Corsica, France
- Calvi: Ride through the city on your way to the coastal countryside, discovering the architecture and history of this former Genoese stronghold.
- Notre Dame de la Serra: Explore this 19th-century chapel built on 15th-century ruins, then take in panoramic views of the Bay of Calvi.
- Punta Revellata: Ride along this stunning promontory, learning about the rich diversity of flora and fauna before stopping for a cool swim along the way.
About this Calvi tour
Calvi may be one of the most historically significant towns on the island, but it really earns its accolades for its incredible beauty. While the famous 15th-century citadel dominates the view, it's the chic sophistication of Calvi that draws the crowds. Home to yachts, upmarket eateries, and luxury boutiques, it's easy to forget that you're not actually on the French Riviera.
But hop into the saddle of a touring bike, and you'll soon discover the true appeal of this part of Corsica. It's a nature-lover's paradise, complete with panoramic views that may leave you wishing your head could spin all the way around. Fortunately, you'll have time to stop and admire these incredible vistas along the way.
One stop is at the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Serre. It's not just one of the most magnificent viewing spots on the island; it's also home to a 19th-century chapel built on15th-century ruins. It's a fairly dramatic sight to behold as you ride up the hillside, particularly with the towering statue of the Virgin Mary, herself, perched atop a humongous boulder.
You may want to linger to admire the scenery, but there's more island beauty to behold. As you ride along the coastal roadway, the sea seems so close it feels like you're going to ride into the waves.
At the Punta Revellata, you'll find trails made for bicyclists. As you ride across the promontory, the salty smell of the sea and the fragrance of the macchia blend to create an intoxicating natural perfume. It's just you and nature here.
Before heading back to your starting point in Calvi, your guide will take you to some of the best beaches along the coast, where you'll stop to relax, soak in the sun, and take a refreshing dip into the sea. And while you're there, you may just find yourself plotting all the ways you can stay on the island and do this every single day.
The eye of the storm for Admiral Nelson
Back in 1794, the Brits went to war against Revolutionary France – one of those empire vs. empire wars full of conquest-squashing battles that create legends. One such hero was then-Captain Horatio Nelson. The commander of the HMS Agamemnon and his troops stormed French positions in Calvi, losing an eye in the process (he would lose an arm three years later), but the French lost Calvi.
Please proceed pier side, to the port entrance, and look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
Plan to ride a mountain bike for about 2.75 hours. That's a lot of pedaling so be sure to bring the right gear and water. If the weather is cooperating, make sure you have some swimwear and a towel to a refreshing dip in the sea.
This is a high-activity tour & is only recommended to you if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back/neck or hip/knee problems, and can maintain a good pace. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Bike Tour, Scenic, Adventure
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 15 years of age or older to participate on this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have knee, hip or back problems or you are pregnant, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the strenuous nature of the activity required.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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