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Explore Corsica by Le Tour de France Cyclo Sportive 2018

7th to 11th June 2018

Explore Corsica is a unique concept combining a boat cruise and a multi-day Cyclosportive. In June 2018, get on board for a fully supported cycling event with a difference exploring the beautiful island of Corsica.
Fly in and out of Marseille airport and get on board the Corsica ferries cruise ship and ride the beautiful island of Corsica for 4 days.

This 3 day cycling event will take you on a tour of the most beautiful roads of Corsica. Sites visited include the Cap Corse, the crystal-clear beaches of Porto Vecchio and the red granite spikes of the Bavella Needles.
You will enjoy a complete journey across Southern Corsica, the region of La Balagne and its perched villages, and finally a passage through the heart of the Agriates Desert.

A 3-day astounding sport and human adventure without any logistical constraints to share with family or friends (special progamme and prices for partners and children).
Explore Corsica consists of 3 dream stages. You will be accompanied by ride captains who are retired or active professional cyclists and they will share with you their experience and be your guide regardless of your cycling level.

Explore Corsica by le Tour de France, ride your tour and cycle in the same conditions as professional athletes: the race direction’s car, secured roads, technical assistance along the route, food supplies, security and medical services, timing, daily rankings, first aid, technical and tactical advice, pre-race briefings, conferences about cycling.
To find out more about this trip. Read our blog post that focuses on two of our customers who rode last year.

Included with all packages:

  • Return journey Marseille – Corsica by boat
  • Transport between each stage by boat
  • Cabin accommodation on bed and breakfast in the chosen category
  • A gala dinner on board
  • A jersey for the 3 stages of Explore Corsica by le Tour de France
  • A technical jersey of Explore Corsica by le Tour de France
  • A frame plate and 2 personalised numbered jerseys
  • An Explore Corsica by le Tour de France bag
  • A detailed road-book of the race and the 3 stages
  • Explore Corsica by le Tour de France race services
  • A medal and a t-shirt for every finisher
  • A personalised diploma available to download

Accommodation:

★★★ Corsica Linea – Comfort Cabins...
The Corsica Linea has 5 decks and a large number of diverse public areas including a cinema, shops, à
la carte restaurants, cafeteria, auditorium, meeting room, swimming pool.

The ship will be especially adapted for the ‘Explore Corsica by Tour de France’ Cyclosportive especially for the race. There will be a bike park, a mechanical workshop, a massage room and a medical service installed on the decks. The meals (breakfast, lunch) will be served either on board at times to suit your performance during the event. In the evening, you can choose to dine on board or in one of the numerous restaurants in the ports of call. Once your luggage is in your cabin, you’ll no longer have any logistical constraints for the rest of your voyage.

These 11 to 13m2 exterior cabins with porthole are located on decks 7, 8 and 9 and include a double wardrobe and a desk.

  • Inside cabin with portholes
  • Inside bathroom and toilet
  • TV
  • 1 wardrobe

Capacity: 1 to 4 persons

Twin to Share:
Are you travelling by yourself and are looking for the best rates? You can share a cabin with another rider of the same sex and benefit from the price of a double cabin!

Prices:
£1219 per person based on 3 people sharing a Comfort Cabin
£1379 per person based on 2 people sharing a Comfort Cabin
£2359 per person based on sole occupancy in a Comfort Cabin


Comfort Cabin

★★★ Corsica Linea – Economy Cabins...
The Corsica Linea has 5 decks and a large number of diverse public areas including a cinema, shops, à
la carte restaurants, cafeteria, auditorium, meeting room, swimming pool.

The ship will be especially adapted for the ‘Explore Corsica by Tour de France’ Cyclosportive especially for the race. There will be a bike park, a mechanical workshop, a massage room and a medical service installed on the decks. The meals (breakfast, lunch) will be served either on board at times to suit your performance during the event. In the evening, you can choose to dine on board or in one of the numerous restaurants in the ports of call. Once your luggage is in your cabin, you’ll no longer have any logistical constraints for the rest of your voyage.

These 10m2 exterior cabins, with porthole, are located on deck 5 and can accommodate 1 to 4 people. They include a bathroom with toilet and a wardrobe.

  • inside cabin without portholes
  • En-suite bathroom and toilet
  • 1 wardrobe
  • Capacity: 1 to 4 persons

Twin to Share:
Are you travelling by yourself and are looking for the best rates? You can share a cabin with another rider of the same sex and benefit from the price of a double cabin!

Prices:
£1090 per person based on 3 people sharing an Eco Cabin
£1490 per person based on 2 people sharing an Eco Cabin
£2390 per person based on sole occupancy in an Eco Cabin


Economy Cabin

★★★ Corsica Linea – Super Economy Cabins:
The Corsica Linea has 5 decks and a large number of diverse public areas including a cinema, shops, à la carte restaurants, cafeteria, auditorium, meeting room, swimming pool.

The ship will be especially adapted for the ‘Explore Corsica by Tour de France’ Cyclosportive especially for the race. There will be a bike park, a mechanical workshop, a massage room and a medical service installed on the decks. The meals (breakfast, lunch) will be served either on board at times to suit your performance during the event. In the evening, you can choose to dine on board or in one of the numerous restaurants in the ports of call. Once your luggage is in your cabin, you’ll no longer have any logistical constraints for the rest of your voyage.

Located inside the ship, on deck 5, these cabins, without portholes measure 10m2 and can accommodate 1 to 4 people.

  • Inside cabin without portholes
  • Outside bathroom and toilet
  • 1 wardrobe
  • Capacity: 1 to 4 persons

Twin to Share:
Are you travelling by yourself and are looking for the best rates? You can share a cabin with another rider of the same sex and benefit from the price of a double cabin!

Prices:
£890 per person based on 3 people sharing an Super Economy Cabin
£1090 per person based on 2 people sharing an Super Economy Cabin
£1790 per person based on sole occupancy in an Super Economy Cabin

Planned itinerary for the 2018 event:

Thursday 7th June, 2018 – Arrival in Marseille:

18:00 – Participants welcome
22:00 – Ship leaves for Ille Rousse. Overnight sailing.

Friday 8th June, 2018  – L’Ile Rousse:

07:00 – Arrival of ship in lle Rousse
08:00 – Start of Stage 1
19:00 – Evening in Ile Rousse
23:00 – Boat leaves for Porto-Vecchio

Saturday, 9th June 2018 – Portovecchio:

06:00: Arrival of the boat at Porto Vecchio
07:00: Departure of the boat for Propriano
8:00: Start of stage 2
11:00: Arrival of the boat at Propriano
19:00: Evening in Propriano

Sunday, 10th June 2018 – Propriano:

08:00: Departure for the third stage
09:00: Departure of the boat for Ajaccio
12:00: Arrival of the boat at Ajaccio
22:00: Departure of the boat for Marseille

Monday, 11th June, 2018 – Marseille:

07:00 – Boat arrives, passengers disembark.

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Explore Corsica cabin types and prices:
The prices below are quoted per person on a bed and breakfast basis. Evening meals and lunches can be purchased locally. For exact details and images of the various cabins, please see above.

Non-rider discount – £190 per person
Parking on the ship – £90 per car

Twin cabin – private use of a cabin by 2 people:
Super eco – £900
Eco – £1300
Comfort – £1600

Single cabin – private use of a cabin by 1 person:
Super eco – £1700
Eco – £2300
Comfort – £2700

What’s included with the race organisation?

  • The official race direction car from the Tour de France
  • The official timing of your race
  • Daily rankings by category and distinctive Tour de France jersey presentation
  • Secured races/ signal marshals, police and motorbikes along the route
  • 35 security motorbikes i.e. 1 bike for 15 participants
  • Security cars present at the beginning, middle and tale of the peloton
  • A repatriation service on each stage (broom wagon)
  • A professional medical assistance team of 4 doctors
  • A physiotherapy service
  • An en-route mechanical service
  • A cycle repair and maintenance workshop on the boat
  • An area for cleaning bikes at the arrival of every stage
  • Various provisions on every stage (solids, liquids, energy products)
  • A daily race briefing
  • A massage / recuperation treatment service at the arrival of every stage
  • A daily award ceremony
  • A gala dinner on board

Twin to share
You are travelling by yourself and are looking for the best rates? You can share a cabin with another rider of the same sex and benefit from the price of a double cabin!

HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

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Important Information:

Medical certificate:
To take part in the 2018 Explore Corsica by le Tour de France you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. For an example copy of the kind of form have a look here, Medical certificate example cycling. Alternatively our partners offer online medical certification.

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page: https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports. General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Click here for the latest travel advice for France, and click here for useful ‘know before you go’ information also from the FCO. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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