The island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born. An amsazin island with beautiful roads and landscapes. Perfect for riding your motorbike.
Visiting corsica was more an accident than a planed tour. I made plans to visit Tunisia. The day before i started the trip i copied some of my documents (like drivers license, passport and other things). The passport i copied last. And i forgot it in the copy machine. I realized it when i arrived at the ferry port in Genoa when the staff asked me for the ferry ticket and the passport.
So i had to find a new destination where i can go without my passport and i decided to visit Corsica and Sardinia. But i stayed for the whole time in Corsica. It is definitively a bikers paradise!
When you are an european (EU) citizen you don't need much. Your driving license, your id card and registration paper is enough.
I took the ferry from Livorno to Bastia. You can buy the ferry ticket near the harbor. It was a little bit tricky to find it.
But you can ask the people, they will help you.
No special preparations.
No special immunizations.
I started the trip directly after work and road the highway A5 down to Lörrach. Slept in a cheap hotel and the day after i crossed the alps through switzerland using the highway A2 to Busto Arsizio in Italy.
There i took a room via airbnb and the next day i traveld through the ligurian mountains to Genoa. Which was a very amazing day. I took the small roads through some national parks which where pretty amazing.
After realizing that i forgot my passport, i traveld down to Pisa. For this i took also the small roads through many national parks.
The day after i took the ferry from Pisa to Bastia.
It took a little bit until i found the right building to buy the tickets. If you have the same issue, the gps coordinates are 43.555010, 10.302627
The boarding was uncomplicated and it took about 4 hours until i arrived in Bastia Corsica. I arrived late in the afternoon so i took a room via AirBnB and on the next day i started my trip arround Corsica.
On this day i wanted to visit Monte Cinto and road some nice small roads towards it.
When i arrived there i wanted to go to a small parking for a little hike, but on my way back i droped the bike and broke the cooling reservoir.
So i had to call the road service to pick me up and bring me to a nearby motorcycle workshop to fix it. Luckily everything could be fixed on the next day.
The day before the road service took me to Corte which is a small city about 40km await from Monte Cinto. I had some luck and they found a workshop where they changed my cooling reservoir.
So, with a new (used) cooling reservoir i could continue my trip. Today i didn't rode too much because i wanted to make sure that everything is working as it should be.
So i took a hotel room in Ajaccio and on the other day i drove to the Gulf of Porto which is a UNESCO heritage site.
After visiting the Gulf of Porto i turned arround and started my way back. So i took some nice small roads through the mountains to Solanzara.
So if you ever visit Corsica with your motorbike, make sure to ride D268 this is a really amazing scenery.
On my last day i took some amazing small roads through the mountains again.
I think, every small road in Corsica is worth a ride. But sometimes you have to pay attention for some sand or small stones in the corners.