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Anthony Laplagne

Passionate about traveling, I wandered the world for years before deciding to settle down on the amazing island of Corsica. Where can you snow-shoe in the morning and then dive in the afternoon? Home of the toughest trek in Europe, Corsica is a mountain in the sea where you can have a 2000 m bike ride uphill before an amazing downhill that will take you straight down to the beach for a nice chestnut beer. This is also the only place in the world where you will only have to drive 30 kms to get a completely different scenery.

I dreamt of sharing my life experiences on this stunning island and I finally did it, creating my own company. Now, we have the pleasure to welcome many friends from all over the world to discover our gem in the Mediterranean sea. Landscapes, culture, food, wine... let us surprise you!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Corsica is our first destination, followed by Sardinia, Tuscany, Cinque Terre and some parts of France with the Canal du Midi, Canal de Garonne, Loire Valley. We also recently created a brand specialized exclusively in motorcycling holidays in India where we emphasize on local experiences. We specialize in walking, cycling, motorcycling, luxury holidays and handle any kind of travel on our destinations."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started working for a small company specialized in walking holidays. I then logically developped activities in that field I knew well and expanded to cycling and motorcycling which I am passionate about. I soon realized that my knowledge of Corsica allowed me to create much more and adapt my offers to the expectations of new comers. That is how I ended up being a specialist for Corsica but also other destinations such as the South of France, Sardinia, Tuscany, the Cinque Terre where I spend a lot of time..."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I was recently involved in the organization of a motorbike holiday in the Indian Himalayas. Despite the fact that we organize many of those regularly, this trip was new and we really wanted to emphasize on the experiences one can get out of a holiday in a destination he is not familiar with. Once everybody in the local team was briefed and understood what I wanted, I was stunned by what happened. Not only did we get to go to amazing areas and had a great time on motorbikes but we ended up in places where only a few indian tourists were usually going. We visited some local villages where foreign tourists were unknown. We even had the opportunity to pass one of the last military post near the Pakistan border and rode our bikes in an amazing green valley like you do not see often, only 3 kilometres from Pakistan. The genuine smiles on the faces of local who never see any tourists made our whole group feel so special. The experience is the key to a perfect holiday and this trip convinced me that we were right in thinking this way. This has since become our leitmotiv in creating trips for our guests, wherever they want to go..."

Featured trips & expertise

Following a good riding day...
Cycle from Bordeaux to Toulouse - 9 days

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Casale Marittimo village vineyards in Tuscany
Riding the Eroica Among Famous Vineyards in Tuscany - 7 Days

Get ready, cyclists: this one's for you! The Eroica is a world-renowned vintage bike race, held annually in the hilly, vineyard-dotted region of Chianti in Tuscany. Follow the route of this legendary race, experiencing the Strade Bianche (unpaved white roads) that take you through the heart of this magnificent countryside.

Sunset in Corsica's Balagne region
Cycle the Cape of Corsica to the Castagniccia - 8 Days

Perfect for active travelers who want a more off-the-beaten-track experience of Europe, this Corsican cycle trip winds along windswept coastlines and into the island's hilly interior. Experience rich culture and gastronomy while pedaling your way through the best that this charming French island has to offer.

Nieluccio, a Corsican vine
Vineyard Hopping in Corsica: 7 Days

Calling all wine-loving travelers: this 7-day Corsican vineyard hop was made with you in mind. Bounce between some of the oldest vineyards in Europe (with stops at stunning beaches and charming towns in between) to experience the history, variety, and especially the flavors of Corsica's wine culture.

Temple of Juno, an ancient Greek landmark in the Valley of the Temples outside Agrigento.
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If you have a week in Sicily, it’s best to focus on one or two regions as opposed to trying to see everything. There's the wine country of the west, the medieval villages of the southeast and the giant Etna volcano in between. The following 7-day itineraries offer some of these attractions, plus incredible food, dramatic coastal views and a history and culture that stretches to time immemorial.