The views from the coast road leading south from Porto are just stunning as the road winds it way along a Ridge in the mountains that meet the sea.
The section to Piana is especially stunning, but the coastal road through to Ajaccio is beautiful scenic riding.
Just before Ajaccio there is an opportunity to cut inland into the mountains in search of another beautiful Col.
Corsica is a bit like stepping back in time. Back before livestock were kept in cleared paddocks. Domestic pigs, cows and sheep grazes freely in the Corsican forests. This adds an extra challenge to riding these amazing mountain roads.
Just below the Col de la Vaccia there is a little Auberge that serves beautiful Corsican dishes, wine and beer. The next day we were on the afternoon ferry to Corsica from Bonifacio, an easy ride away so this seemed to be the spot to stop and watch the sun go down over the mountains.
Two nights in Corsica definitely wasn’t enough but that is the downfall of planning trips from the other side of the world.
The next day was a ride to Port town of Bonifacio where there are three ferries a day that cross from Corsica to Sardinia.