Friday, 26 April 2019

Why choose a guided cycling tour?

Corsica, our "island of beauty", offers fantastic cycling through beautiful and varied landscapes.

A guided bike trip is a formula that offers many advantages, in particular:  

The possibility of a stress-free holiday with someone else responsible for all of the logistics, and the opportunity to meet, and be a part of, a group of like-minded people.  

The guide follows the group throughout the trip and is always on hand with the support vehicle.
He/she is there to help solve technical problems, replenish water and provide energy boosting snacks.  The guide will also carry any items you wish to have access to during the day, but don’t want to carry on your bike.  How convenient!

Help!  I don’t speak the local language!  No problem, that’s another good reason to go with a guide.  The guides help facilitate communication between you and anyone you want to interact with, plus they can explain local customs and traditions, making your trip a richer and deeper experience.    

Not only that, but our guides have a very thorough knowledge of the terrain over which you will be pedalling.  It helps to know what’s coming next in terms of the rides, but also to explain about the places you will cycle through, making your time on the beautiful island of Corsica unique and memorable.   Whether you are looking for challenging climbs or need to take it easy, your guide will suggest the routes best suited to your needs and desires on the day.

So, ready for a ride? Discover our two guided bike tours for 2019:

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Discovering the Sardinian donkey

Sardinia, one of the large islands of the Mediterranean is known for its fine sandy beaches, its landscapes dotted with nuraghes and its mountainous interior crossed by many hiking trails.

One of our stays, offers you a trek with Sardinian donkeys. Indeed, there is a donkey breed specific to this island, and we invite you to meet it....

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Thursday, 28 June 2018

A Corsican Feast: Food, Culture, Landscape

As the greenest island in the Mediterranean, visually, Corsica looks sumptuous and rich. It is, exactly that, a land of riches:  The food has intense flavour; the culture stands strong and proud and the landscape is unforgiving in its wild beauty.

Monday, 29 January 2018

The Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure

Several years ago, I wrote to the Hairy Bikers, pleading them to come to Corsica, so it was with delight and satisfaction that I watched the “Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure”, which you can catch on either BBC2 or BBC iplayer, or failing that, you can see what they’ve been up to here: or here:

Friday, 15 July 2016

Cycling on Corsica

Cycling on Corsica – a superb location for your next, or even your first, cycling holiday

As well as being known as the Isle of Beauty, Corsica is also known as the ‘Mountain in the Sea’. That’s why Europe Active, the adventure cycling holiday specialist, is convinced these hilly landscapes mean that it’s a rewarding location for leisure, road and mountain bikers alike.  Here’s why:

Saturday, 9 July 2016

How To Look After Your Bicycle

It’s a simple truth that if you keep your bike in good condition, it will keep giving back. You’ll minimise potential problems, and without that distraction, you will stay on the road and have more time to enjoy your bike.

At Europe Active – the adventure cycling holidays specialists - we know that it pays to invest some TLC in your bicycle. So here are our top tips for bike maintenance so you can do the same: