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42, Route du Bord de Mer, Bastia, 20200, France
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Cap Corse Driving

by samibar

How long would it take to drive from Bastia to St Florent via the Cap Corse? Is it a difficult drive?

Re: Cap Corse Driving

by Sarastro

About 1+45 taking D80, which does not reach quite all the way to Cap Corse. By Corsican standards, this road is a piece of cake.

Re: Cap Corse Driving


1h45 seems very optimistic.
Viamichelin gives 2h16 which seems to me more realistic. However, it would be a shame not to stop anywhere shortly or even not taking a few short roads going to villages out of the route. For example Barcaggio and even more Centuri-port. You can drive a loop D80-Barcaggio-Tollare-D80. Same for Centuri-port as you can drive directly to Morsiglia instead of going back to D80. You will miss only a small portion of D80. If you have a snack or a drink on the way, you will need half a day.
I recommand seafood in one of the several restaurants in Centuri-port.

Re: Cap Corse Driving

by beejay999

The roads around Cap Corse were first built by one of the Napoleans in the ninteenth century. The D80 road on the east coast from Maccinagio to Bastia has had the benefit of EEC money and is in good condition. The D80 road on the west coast leaves the D81 about 2 kms west of Patrimonio. From here to Centuri the road has not been improved much for probably 20-30 years, so an average speed of around 35km/hour is about all that is possible.

If doing the round trip, it is probably best driving up the west coast in the morning, and down the east coast in the afternoon. This provides protection from the sun during the day. The west coast road is very narrow and twisty in places with sheer drops, so driving northwards means that you are always in the inside lane. From St.Florent to Centuri is about 55 kms for which Microsoft Autoroute Express gives a journey time of 48 minutes – an absolute joke.

The road from Centuri across to Maccinagio is in quite good condition, and the rest of the way to Bastia is easy driving. It is about 55kms from Centuri to Bastia.

It is well worth the drive up the west coast through Nonza, Marinca, Pino, Morsiglia to Centuri. As a previous reply mentioned, the seafood in Centuri Port is excellent. I did this trip 2 years ago, and doubt whether the west coast road has improved much since then. Stopping for coffee a couple of times and lunch in Centuri Port took most of the day, leaving St.Florent at 10.0am we arrived at Bastia at 4.0pm. Non-stop it might be possible to do trip in 3½ hours.

Travel Tips for Bastia

Bastia, Corsica's second city

by jakesanderson

"Charming port town"

Bastia is a fine port town in which to spend a few days. It doesn't have quite the air of history that Ajaccio has, but it is quite pleasant, with rows of sycamores along the wide avenue, outdoor cafes, and winding streets in the old town.

"Bastia from the air"

We flew from Bastia to Nice. We managed to get some decent photos from the plane window.


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