Corsica, May 2022
Marcellus from Extreme Tours has organized everything for us again and we are going with a total of 8 people. But we drive in two groups and so everything remains easy and pleasant. We meet again and again at viewpoints, coffee places and lunch restaurants.
We had many animals (donkeys, goats, cows, pigs, horses) on the road and also a lot of dirt both as a result of the rain and from the animals. Two days of rain did not stop us from driving. There were also the usual but harmless bike incidents: Once not starting, an emergency repair because of a lost screw, an overturn while parked.
So we have experienced a lot and had a really nice tour
We are eight this time: Michi sr, Beat, Marcellus, Franz, Tom, Michi jr, Maxi and Peter
We took more than 3000 photos together. I have summarized all of them and put them into a 5-minute video
We come from different directions. For me, the trip takes two days. First I drive to Franz. There the bikes go on the trailer and we drive to Savona in Italy to the ferry.
Michi sr and Michi jr come with the bike from a place near Munich to Savona.
Marcellus drives with the trailer from Ammersee lake to Beat in Switzerland and then together with him to Savona.
In Savona we leave the cars and trailers and go in the evening onto the ferry.
At 6 o'clock in the morning the ferry arrives in Bastia/Corsica. Maxi and Peter are in Sardinia and go from there directly to Corsica.
We meet all together then for breakfast in Bastia before we start the tour.
Early in the morning the ferry reaches Bastia. We meet Maxi and Peter and after a breakfast we drive along the north coast to Calvi.
We drive a beautiful loop to the south. The red rocks Calanques de Piana are waiting for us. But before that we go over the Bocca di Verghju and in the afternoon we drive a great coastal road to the Bocca di Palmarella and from there back to Calvi.
We change hotels from Calvi in the north to Zonza in the mountains in the south. After a little while on a coastal road we go into the mountains and into the Vallée de Restonica. The sun slowly disappears and we have some rain in between.
Peter and Maxi leave us after morning coffee for a tire change in Ajaccio.
It is raining cats and dogs. But we still want to go to an agricultural cooperative in Bastelica to taste Corsican ham, sausage and cheese. We adjust the route and set off.
Maxi and Peter sit out this day.
Beat has visibility problems with the helmet visor and has to turn back after a short distance.
Marcellus and Michi sr go to Ajaccio for a tire change after visiting the agricultural cooperative.
The rain continues. According to the move of the rain areas, we reverse our planned loop. Successfully: We even have dry roads in between. However, it rains properly at the beginning and when we reach our main destination Bonifacio it is pouring.
Already the last day. It goes back to Bastia to the ferry. But before that we want to cross Bocca di Bavedda (Col de Bavella). However, it lies in the fog. Later we drive into the Asco valley. In the afternoon we reach Bastia again.
The ferry drops us off in Savona at 6 in the morning. While Michi sr and Michi jr go straight home, we have breakfast in Savona. Then we load the trailers and head back to Germany.
The following day I make the remaining 600 kilometers to Berlin.