Cent Cols Challenge Corsica 2020

Bastia, France

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Jun 7 - 17, 2020
Group size: 6 - 25
Cent Cols Challenge Corsica 2020
Bastia, France

phil deeker
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€3600
Deposit: €700
Jun 7 - 17, 2020
Group size: 6 - 25

About this trip

Possibly the closest a Cent Cols Challenge gets to a “holiday” : two nights in each hotel (every other stage is a loop ride) ; fewer double-digit climbs; regular sea-views and beach-located hotels. But beware : there are very few flat kilometres on this Island of Beauty. Roads are often remote and in need of some repair. ‘Free range’ domestic animals share our roads frequently. The “Pirate” emblem of Corsica is so appropriate : this wonderful island oozes free spirit and one cannot leave untouched by the raw intensity of the landscape and indeed of the islanders themselves. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3 star hotels
  • Food
    All meals, apart from lunch on the Rest Day, as well as two roadside feeds mid-stages
  • Ride Support
    Luggage transfer, mechanic, support staff
  • Pre-event advice
    Monthly Newsletters advising on all aspects of the event.
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
    Advice will be given on how best to get yourselves to and from the start /finish hotel.
  • Evening drinks
    Most dinners will NOT include alcoholic drinks

Available Packages

Twin-share room
€3600
Deposit: €700
Single Room
4 left
€4300
Deposit: €700
€3600
Deposit: €700

Twin-share room

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phil deeker
3 reviews
We do not come to conquer mountains, we come to meet them. They will always be greater than us. There will always be another one to climb. We often give animalistic adjectives to climbs in order to ‘honour’ them; beast, brutal, savage. Those who ‘conquer’ them are praised as being ‘animals’ or ‘machines’. I can’t relate to any of this. I neither seek to smash a climb nor trash myself. Quite the contrary: I seek to reach the top feeling that I have ridden well, feel strong and can look forward to the next one. I focus on forgetting myself: absorbing myself in the smells, the light, the views, and my own sensations. It’s all part of an incessant dialogue between myself and my surroundings. I’m a romantic, albeit a very stubborn one. I’m in love with the beauty of the climb and the places that it takes us. Moments of liberating happiness only occur when one is locked into the present moment. Digging deep into one’s own reserves helps us to do that.

Reviews

A truly amazing experience! The Alps are truly magnificent and cycling them is the best way to feel and appreciate this epic landscape. Phil will encourage and inspire you to push yourself into achieving more than you think you are capable of and with his team of enthusiastic support staff to keep you well watered and fed and with excellent mechanical back up for your bike you're in the best possible hands to achieve what at first glance may seem impossible.
Experience of a lifetime! The Alps are absolutely an amazing place to cycle, the history, mystique, beauty. Phil is absolutely the best.
This was an epic journey of monumental proportions for the mind and body. The total experience was surreal and sublime, sometimes delirious but overall glorious. The weather was mostly bad, the road surface sometimes existed and the gradients and distance were infrequently normal.. The support team was saintly and the concept was neuroplastic.