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Corsica is the largest French island on Mediterranean Sea and most popular holiday destination for French people. ©pkazmierczak/iStock

Typical church on coast of Corsica island in Cargese village, France

France, Corse-du-Sud (2A), Golfe de Porto, site classé Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO, la plage d'Arone ©M. Cavalier/hemis.fr

Habour of the small village Centuri port in nothern Corsica near Cape Corse.No sharpening of the picture. ©digital_eye/iStock

habour of Centuri port (Corsica)

France, Corse, Haute-Corse (2B), Cap Corse, vue sur les villages de Morsiglia et Centuri depuis le Moulin Mattei ©E. Chaix/Photononstop

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France, Corse-du-Sud (2A), Porto-Vecchio, la vieille ville et le port ©M. Cavalier/hemis.fr

France, Corse-du-Sud (2A), Porto-Vecchio, la vieille ville et le port

The town, citadel and harbour entrance at Bastia in northern Corsica ©joningall/iStock

The town, citadel and harbour at Bastia in Corsica

Waves gently lapping onto the sandy beach at Calvi with a view of the citadel and fortress in the distance along with the bars and restaurants around the harbour on a clear blue sunny day ©joningall/iStock

Waves lapping onto Calvi beach with Citadel and town behind

Aerial view of the Pietra Lighthouse at sunset and the Genoese tower, L'Ile-Rousse, Corsica Red Island, Corsica, France ©Naeblys/iStock

Aerial view of the Pietra Lighthouse at sunset and the Genoese tower, L'Ile-Rousse, Corsica Red Island, Corsica, France

Old town, St_Florent, Corsica, France / Saint_Florent, Saint Florent ©F. Scholz/Arco Images/age fotostock

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Piana village, Les Calanches, Golfe de Porto, UNESCO, West Coast, Corsica Island, France. ©J. Wlodarczyk/age fotostock

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The coastline of the Haute-Corse

Magnificent landscapes on unforgettable routes

It’s often in Haute-Corse (don’t say North Corsica) that explorations of this beautiful island begin. This tour will take you to its main sights and its most beautiful sites, both well-known and less so. Travelling along the Corsican coast is simply a feast for the eyes: on one side the sea, its beaches and coves, on the other the mountain and its reliefs, sometimes snow-capped. But don’t forget that roads turn a lot here; if you want to take full advantage of the landscape, you will have to stop…

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Bastia Cargèse

Day 1 - Bastia - Calvi

Take some time to visit the Bastia’s ville basse (‘lower town’) to leave behind the other bikers when leaving the boat. Head north along the Santa Lucia road that takes you to the higher grounds. Go back down to Miomo and continue towards Erbalunga, then Macinaggio to discover each of the small ports (les marines) that give Cap Corse its charm. You can alternate between pleasant climbs and glorious descents … Head towards Ile-Rousse then Calvi.

MyTripTailor advice: Service stations along your route: Bastia, Morsiglia, L’Île-Rousse, Algajola, Lumio, Calvi.

  • Distance : 192 km
  • Duration : 4h39

Day 2 - Calvi - Cargèse

Leave Calvi by way of the Revellata, towards Galéria. The uneven surface will encourage calmer driving, as befitting for the magnificent landscape. At the bridge over the Fango, find the D 81 towards Porto: Past Porto, you can explore the calanche (pronounced calanques) of Piana: amazing granite sculptures formed by erosion that give the landscape a strange and unique beauty. Continue on to Cargèse where you can admire the Point of Molendino from the belvedere.
MyTripTailor advice : This circuit takes in, in large part, some of Corisca’s busiest roads. These are not always the biggest or the best maintained. Depending on traffic levels, you will need to adopt safe riding habits. First and foremost is to ensure that you ride in good shape, knowing how to protect yourself from the heat and being careful not to overstep the mark in terms of physical endurance. For most bikers, these roads are more testing than that they are used to.

  • Distance : 105 km
  • Duration : 2h24

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