Corsica - best cycling place in Europe?

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Corsica - best cycling place in Europe?

Postby Jay Clock » Wed May 23, 2007 14:39 pm

I was off to Corsica for 8 days recently. What a stunning cycling location. There is a link to my blog below if you are interested....

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my trip round Corsica: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/corsica

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Postby Pekka » Wed May 23, 2007 14:42 pm

I am also a fan of Corsica, but having just cycled the hills of Sicily I have to say Sicily is also stunning.

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Postby Uncle Mort » Wed May 23, 2007 14:50 pm

Lucky bugger! Corsica's great - ace food as well. I love the contrast between the oak and chestnut forests in the hills and the sunny beaches below.

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Postby jphil » Wed May 23, 2007 17:47 pm

I am glad you enjoyed it! I'm back there this summer for my 6th time in the last ten years.There is nothing better in Europe in my opinion!

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Postby Jay Clock » Wed May 23, 2007 18:00 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">I am on a tour round Europe at the moment and now plan to go to Corsica in a couple of weeks<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

what, as a direct result of my update? result!!

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my trip round Corsica: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/corsica

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Postby tony_s » Thu May 24, 2007 00:35 am

Was there twice last year, unfortunately it was for work so I didn't have my bike with me. Food was excellent overall, beer can be expensive as many establishments have one price for locals and another for tourists (this told to me by our guide and translator).
If you're sailing from mainland France I'd reccommend getting a slow boat (about 9 hours crossing, as opposed to 4-5 hours or thereabouts) that departs at about 9.30 PM, with a cabin if your budget will stretch to it. That way you can eat, relax and have a shower, thereby arriving on the island at 6.30 AM refreshed and ready for the off.

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Postby Pingucp » Thu May 24, 2007 09:51 am

<font color="purple">We were in Corsica last year - it were fab [8D][:D]

Some pics here</font id="purple">

<hr noshade size="1"><center><b><font color="green">Wear the fox hat.</font id="green">
<font size="1">Cols d'￾cosse</b></font id="size1"></center>

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Postby david2 » Thu May 24, 2007 10:54 am

Corsica, lovely. Trouble is there are just too many other lovely places I have to go to before I'll get round to going there again.

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Postby Paul_Smith SRCC » Thu May 24, 2007 12:41 pm

Seconded, my best tour ever, I went toCorsica last September and rode over a similar route in sections through the middle, out tour starting further west in Calvi.

Loved the write up and seeing the similar shots that I had taken myself last year, a bit of a shame to see the climb of 'Vivario has to the Col de Sorba' has still not recovered from the fire!

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Jay Clock</i>

I was off to Corsica for 8 days recently. What a stunning cycling location. There is a link to my blog below if you are interested....

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my trip round Corsica: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/corsica
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Surrey Road CC, articles of my tours; Lejog, North Sea to the Alps, English Channel to the Med', 'End to End' Ireland,London to Paris,Corsica

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Postby Pingucp » Fri May 25, 2007 09:40 am

<font color="purple">And Corsica has Pietra [:p]</font id="purple">

<hr noshade size="1"><center><b><font color="green">Wear the fox hat.</font id="green">
<font size="1">Cols d'￾cosse</b></font id="size1"></center>

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Postby Uncle Mort » Fri May 25, 2007 09:55 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Pingu</i>

<font color="purple">And Corsica has Pietra [:p]</font id="purple">

<hr noshade size="1"><center><b><font color="green">Wear the fox hat.</font id="green">
<font size="1">Cols d'￾cosse</b></font id="size1"></center>
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Ha! I was racking my brains but couldn't remember the name of it - thanks Pingu.

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Postby tony_s » Fri May 25, 2007 19:07 pm

Pietra!! that's the stuff: FANTASTIC
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Postby AndrewClark » Fri May 25, 2007 20:00 pm

Pietra!! that's the stuff: FANTASTIC

Nice beer, the same firm also do one flavoured with Maquis herbs which was gorgeous. A place to go back to :-)

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Postby Pingucp » Sun May 27, 2007 11:50 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by AndrewClark</i>
Nice beer, the same firm also do one flavoured with Maquis herbs which was gorgeous. A place to go back to :-)
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<font color="purple">You mean Torra [?] Also very nice [:p]</font id="purple">

<hr noshade size="1"><center><b><font color="green">Wear the fox hat.</font id="green">
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Postby Noodley » Fri Jun 08, 2007 15:08 pm

That is all spelndidly good news! I was just away to ask about Corsica as a cycling destination but thought I'd do a quick search first, and found this thread. I was ******* through my French road atlas for the millionth time today trying to choose a destination for a cycle holiday next year and the page fell open at Corsica. I was immediately drawn to it due to the yellow windy roads. looks like I may have found my holiday destinantion - now to get my hands on a touring bike, and save some money (and tell my wife I am going to be disappearing for a while)

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Postby jphil » Fri Jun 08, 2007 17:37 pm

Corsica is the best, but don't tell anybody, you might even see me there this summer!

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