Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Corsica Tour

I enjoyed the three days of images from Corsica for the first three stages of the Tour de France. Several years ago my cycling club, Gruppo 1 of Verona, did a tour of Corsica.

After driving from Verona to the port of Livorno we took the 1330 ferry to Bastia on the northeast coast of Corsica. We had a fabulous, sunny, day crossing the Canale di Corsica which connects the Mar Ligure and Mar Tirreno, arriving fours later.
We checked into our hotel and prepared the bikes for departure the next morning before heading off to a seaside restaurant for dinner and a stroll around the harbor in Bastia.
Our tour consisted of 5 consecutive days of riding in a counter clockwise direction around the coast of Corsica:

Stage 1: Bastia to Ile Rousse (riding around Cap Corse)

Stage 2: Ile Rousse to Galeria

Stage 3: Galeria to Porticcio

Stage 4: Porticcio to Porto Vecchio (via Bonafacio from where you can see Sardinia)

Stage 5: Porto Vecchio to Bastia

Total: approximately 450 miles
A few images along the way:

Yours truly
A very enjoyable trip!

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