Golfe de Porto, Corsica
Scandola peninsular, Golfe de Girolata, Corsica
Italian riders on a Ducati, Golfe de Girolata, Corsica
Beautiful scenery of Corsica’s Costa Rosso. An early (and misty) start to enjoy the last of the morning cool. our Italian friends ride it in such style, those are open-toe sandals! Then inland to glimpse the Cirque de Bonifatu.
Bucca a Palmaredda (408 m.), Corsica
View to La Balagne, Corsica
Golfe de Galéria, Corsica
Halt on the D81, Corsica
Ponte Vecchiu over the river Fango, Corsica
Cirque de Bonifatu, Corsica
Calanche de Porto, Corsica
Roadside sping on the D81, Corsica
Beach at Bussaghia, Corsica
Bocca Lenzano, Corsica
Cod with black olive tapenade and flowers
This is a beautiful scenic ride along the west coast of Corsica where the red granite meets the azur sea. Several of the Calanches - coves with red rock weathered to strange shapes and colonised by pine trees etc - are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. A misty and early start, to ride in the last of the overnight cool, I crossed over the Bucca a Palmaredda (408 m.) in to the Balagne, it’s above the ancient settlement of Girolata (from which the ferry ship I used took its name), the Scandola peninsular opposite is a nature reserve, accessible only on foot or boat. A stop for coffee at a beach hut at Galéria, the area feeling ever more remote, even like a French tropical island. I continued towards Calvi and headed inland up the valley of the river Fango. Clouds threatening and time to turn around. I met the next day a couple who had been flooded out of their tent by the Fango flooding with storm water. Another fine meal at the hotel restaurant, this was Cod with black olive tapenade and flowers..