People Cycling Rides

Gravel Biking Cote D’Azur & South Corsica 2023.

This is a Cancelled Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Daniel Moylan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Nice, France (NCE)
End Location
Bonifacio, France (FSC)
Cost (est.)
$5300 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1000 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Avg. Distance
38 mi / 61 km
Avg. Elevation
3458 ft / 1054 m
Ride Description

General Information & Ride Overview

The Mediterranean island of Corsica is the very definition of a hidden gem. Ideal for gravel riding, the island offers varied landscapes: chic coastal towns, dense forests, and rugged mountains (the peak of Monte Cinto is the highest at 8877 feet high). Almost half of the territory of the island is classified as a national park where it is possible to hike, especially on the GR20, renowned for its difficulty.  Beaches on the island are wild and isolated. Corsica is a unique culture, having been part of France since 1768, but its culture remains imbued with Italian influences.

Our small group adventure begins on Thursday 19th Oct in Nice (NCE) where we explore the Cote d’Azur for 3 days and Corsica for 7, a total of 10 days /9 nights. Our fully supported and guided ride explores Nice and its surroundings before crossing the Mediterranean Sea by ferry to Bastia located on the Northeast coast of Corsica island. From there we will start a 7 day journey, staying in carefully chosen boutique accommodations, riding Corsican coastline and mountains, passing picturesque villages and scenic areas through a mix of small concrete roads and gravel tracks. Fall is the absolute best time to visit the island with very little tourism, mild temperatures and plenty of opportunities to swim and relax in the sea warmed up by a hot summer.   We have included many special touches, such as winery vi… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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