Biking / Bicycle in Corsica
Happy New Year 2005!
If you take the boat in Nice you are probably heading for Bastia. My advice is
definitely to rent a car. Usually Europecar is the cheapest for a 3 doors
The island is small but still 182km long on 83km large. Corsica is a mountain in
the sea. you are very couragous to bike there!! The roads are quite narrow and
it goes high in the mountain. The most straight road is on the East Coast from
Bastia going South. The rest of the island is full of roads in the mountain,
quite steep and you should be a trained biker.
This person did a trip of 8 days, maybe it would give you ideas:
and this other traveller biked it as well:
pictures of italian travellers
french bikers pics: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/in.terra.corsa/sejour%20vtt.htm
All informaiton in english about Corsica on this web site:
the author is AMerican and live there! Regarding the weather, summers are long - from May till October. By June the
ambient temperature is in the mid-20s°C (mid 70s°F). The average for the year is
12° and the average (about 54°F) and quarterly temperatures average:
Quarter °C °F
Obviously, in high summer these averages mask much higher coastal temperatures,
though of course the reverse is true, the higher you go. If you are mountain
walker, bear in mind that the famous GR20 path is generally open only between
mid-July to the end of October. It is not to be undertaken lightly at any season
and even in the six weeks from June, ice axes, ropes and the other
mountaineering paraphernalia are needed. In 2002 I had breakfast outside in
I have swam in Corsica in June, from the 15th of June it starts being quite
warm, most of the islander already swim in May!
I hope this email helps you a little. Again the website
http://www.corsica-isula.com/ in English gives most answers.
I would also advice that you look int an itinerary and start thiking of booking
soon. Also it is a small island all Corsican who live elsewhere come back in the
summer and the island is then full again! But June is definitely the best month
to go as is September just before and just after the July-AUgust rush,
host-rstaurant, shop owner and loclas are all devoted to you the first tourists
(in June) and last tourists (in Spetember).
PACE E SALUTE (HAPPY NEW YEAR IN cORSICAN)