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  • I am off to Corsica on holiday on Sunday and am taking my road bike.
    Has anyone ridden there before, any advice on which parts are best to ride?
    Are there any good routes to follow?
    It’s my honeymoon so can only ride two days but pretty flexible on where!!
    Cheers
    Paul

    slowster
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    The climb and long descent West to East across the bottom of the island from Propriano via the Col de Bavella is a nice ride.

    The coastal road between Calvi and Ajaccio is scenic (e.g. Calanques de Piana) and may be a good choice if you want to avoid riding in the centre of the island when there is the potential for thunderstorms and mountain weather. Also on the western side, ride inland from Porto to the Col de Vergio (lunch at hotel at the top of the col) and return the way you came back to Porto (when I did it, I descended inland to the station at (I think) Francardo and caught a train to Bastia, but using the railway probably would not suit a day ride, and I don’t know if they still take bikes).

    Whatever you do, I would recommend a trip on the railway from/to Ajaccio (whether you stop/start at Calvi or Bastia), since the scenery is stunning and it’s a great way to see it.

    Premier Icon sockpuppet
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    Have a look here or here for ideas?

    Marmot Tours usually pick really good routes IME

    Dickyboy
    Member

    Just sent you an email

    Thanks for the responses,
    I’ll get the map out this afternoon and have a look!

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