Corsica coast race 2017: the island of beauty from north to south

  • Published: 6-09-2017
  • Category: Events

Corsica coast race 2017

Macinaggio is located on the northeast coast of the island of beauty, while Bonifacio faces the south coast. In the middle, there is a very demanding race, recommended for those who really want to test themselves. Do you feel the real fans of running and the challenges do not frighten you? Then, you could try Corsica Coast race edition 2017.

 

The Stages

  • Macinaggio – Centuri (along the Sentier des douaniers, 22 October);
  • Saint Florent – Plage de Ostriconi (23 October);
  • Galeria – Col de la Croix (24 October);
  • Sanguinaire – Ajaccio (26 October);
  • Campomoro – Cala di Fumella (27 October);
  • Sperone – Bonifacio (28 October).

Six days for six stages, which will allow you (and this is the peculiarity of Corsica Coast race) to run along coasts, mountains, streams and paths of the island of beauty.

 

An island to discover on foot

There is not only Corsica coast race. The island of beauty, in fact, puts several routes and itineraries available to all runners. In particular, there is another one that is really worth mentioning: the GR 20.

The Sentier de grande Randonnée 20 is considered by many people almost a sort of legend. It crosses Corsica, from northwest to southeast, between mountains, sea, forests and plains. The route is divided into several stages to be travelled in about fifteen days.

 

How to get there

The starting point of the first stage is Macinaggio, a small town located on the coast of the so-called “finger of Corsica”.

Starting from Bastia (the closest tourist port and one of the main ports for the ferries to Corsica), you only have to take the D80 in the north direction and follow the directions for Macinaggio. The journey by car lasts about an hour.

 

More information

For more information on Corsica Coast Race 2017 (any changes to dates and routes), you can consult the official website of the event, Corsicacoastrace.com.

 

And here’s what awaits you

A video of the 2016 edition:

 

Image source: Flickr.com/photos/bpmm

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