Corsica by motorbike: 5 stages to discover Cap Corse, the Corsican peninsula

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The starting point of this route to discover Corsican peninsula by motorbike (Cap Corse, located along the northern coast of the island of beauty) is Bastia. City where you will spend the first day of the journey, seeing (among other things) the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Palace of the Governors, Palace Saint-Nicolas.

After this, it’s time to take your motorbike towards D80 road:

  1. Saint Florent. Once you have passed Col de Teghime, you arrive in this quaint small town, among the most beautiful of Corsica. The fortune of Saint Florent is represented, mainly, by its wonderful beaches, such as Lodo and Saleccia.
  2. Nonza. From Saint Florent, take the D80 road and reach the second stage of this journey. Built around its tower, Nonza rises on a rocky outcrop overlooking the bay. Here you will find the black beach of Corsica.
  3. Port de Centuri. After Nonza, the street becomes very challeging. But, at the same time, the views are incredible: every bend seems to be suspended between the green of the Mediterranean scrub and the blue of the sea. You will reach Port de Centuri, small houses built around a small port.
  4. Macinaggio. This route arrives in the east coast of the Corsica peninsula. The village is very lively and there are some wonderful beaches, such as Tamarone.
  5. Bastia. From Macinaggio, the curves of the D80 become much easier, and the road runs through hills and sandy coves. Last stop on this journey by motorbike, in Bastia you will enjoy a tasty dinner.

 

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