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Old 12-08-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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Corsica for friends

To do at least SOMETHING motorcycling related, wintertime is planning time. Too often the bike remains in the garage lately and as the past few days have been quiet bad around here, I quickly set' up this trip which I did promiss to a bunch of friends quiet a while ago after I came back from one of my last trips to Corsica.

So, if any one of you FF's fanzy joining us, just feel free to let me know. In the meantime, there's lots to read and for those who intend to go to Corsica just somewhen but not now, there are half a dozen google-maps to find on page 2 which cover quiet some very fine ground of the place.



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Old 12-09-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Are you staying in one hotel during the entire stay?

If not, I can recommend...Hotel Mare e Festa in Solenzara which will cover your trips in the southern half of Corsica.

Although not the fanciest place I've stayed in, it was the most reasonable at €40 with a full breakfast back in 2006. And best of all, the Mediterranean was 5 meters off my back window.

This was the smallest cabin...


Other cabins were much larger and had a kitchen.

And the view from the window of my cabin...
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:34 AM   #3
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Cheers Alex,
the plan is to do a loop and not staying in one place more than one night. Indeed Solenzara has been the village which it gave me some hard time finding a cool place to stay. So I changed the trip a little bit to finally stay in Proto Vecchio at that night. I anyway find Pto.Vecchio qualifies quite good for a stayover as because it offers also some kind of a "nightlife".
What's up?! Don't you want to joine us....;-)

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Old 12-10-2008, 01:24 AM   #4
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ah.. Solenzara....
what sounds exotic and sexy to some may sound dreadful to others.....
When I did my army, one of the base was Solenzara.
Remote, empty, harsh..... a lot of words came to describe the base.
we were afraid to be sent there.
Hopefully, I didnt have to know the place !
So one day, yes, I'll go to Corsica and pay a visit to Solenzara....in a civilian way.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:42 AM   #5
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LOL, there are "places" like this everywhere.... mine are not on Corsica, but who would guess that places like Andermatt, Schwyz or Davos can be connected to much worse than nice motorbiking-, hikeing or skiing memory's...;-)
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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Cheers Alex,

What's up?! Don't you want to joine us....;-)
Although not too early for Corsica, too early for me though as I will be in Europe in June.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #7
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ah.. Solenzara....
what sounds exotic and sexy to some may sound dreadful to others.....
When I did my army, one of the base was Solenzara.
Remote, empty, harsh..... a lot of words came to describe the base.
we were afraid to be sent there.
Hopefully, I didnt have to know the place !
So one day, yes, I'll go to Corsica and pay a visit to Solenzara....in a civilian way.
Solenzara is a town...not the air base many miles north of it. When I had breakfast at Hotel Mare e Festa, I'd see the Mirages coming in for a landing.

Solenzara isn't big, but it isn't anything like "remote, empty and harsh".
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:37 AM   #8
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Solenzara isn't big, but it isn't anything like "remote, empty and harsh".
don't get me wrong here, GR, we were referring to the army base, not the town.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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Here up at Villa Culo we have started to worry. We are professional worry-ists, and ask ourselfs: What is the food like?
Will we be able to go to bed every night with that foolish look one gets when the food is simply outstanding in it's austerity?
Will the wine be so good that we don't spend the evenings longing for Toscana?
What about the coffee in the morning?

These are the things we worry about. Everything else is in the hand of Cooltours, and will be taken care of.

Or, in other words: We'll be there!

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:06 AM   #10
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...What about the coffee in the morning?....
These are the things we worry about.....
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....darn.... Tage! This is a full hit of the weak point; directly, ruthless and blunt... Yes, we have a serious problem here. I am very sorry, but I seem to be the first telling you that it's a worldwide well known fact, that the French don't know how to boil a good coffee...:-( So it's infact more important to bring one of these...


....for a tour on french soil, than bringing raingear, tools or even roadmaps!

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Or, in other words: We'll be there!
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Wow! That thing seems to roll indeed! Very cool!!

We will discuss this later more in detail, but I assume you'd prefere taking the ferry from Livorno instead of detouring up to Savona...
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:25 PM   #11
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Whave a...

... quiet impressive, colourfull and fun-guaranteeing list so far!

99-100% in will be:

-"Tuscan Viking" TageSK, Pisa (I)....

R1150GS

...and Sissely "Capa della Famiglia", Pisa, (I)


-PrincesSin, GER exped in Basel (CH)


- Ruedel aka Ruedel, Gaechlingen (CH)

R1150GS

- Hannes "H the Band", Winterthur (CH) & temp. (IRL)

BMW Cruiser

- Beemer Fredy, Winterthur (CH)

F650GS 2008

- René aka "Cooltours", Zuerich, (CH) and world citzen

R1200GS


Moste likely in will be:

- DucAngelo, secondo (I), Hallau (CH)

Some red stuff

- Hampi "Drescher" , Gaechlilngen (CH)

Varadero


Possibly in will be:

- Olee, Bern, (CH)

F650GS

- Tim aka "Xapod", Zuerich, (CH)
R1150GS

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:21 AM   #12
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Thanks for the PM Cooltours. I am most interested... really have to look at the finances though, and when my parents come up from South Africa to see their new grandson due in February. Times are getting pretty tough. Put me down as a "Possibly".

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Old 12-21-2008, 02:31 AM   #13
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...to see their new grandson due in February... ".
I consultated several dictionairys and online translation service' but there's not much flexibility of interpretation... Very cool! CONGRATULATIONS!!
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I consultated several dictionairys and online translation service' but there's not much flexibility of interpretation... Very cool! CONGRATULATIONS!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #15
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Daneille and Tim will be in too!! And the two of them are very, very much REAL bikers! They rode their 1150GS accross the Alps down to Tuscany and back in a Blizzard... in December.!!! Anything more to explain...!? I'm honored
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