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Old 05-08-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Germany to Corsica

Germany to Corsica

Just starting planning for a SEPT trip. Departing from Heidleberg

anyone have any suggestions on what to see and where to stay.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Hello tekkebird,
how fluent is your german, i have a very cosy forum
http://www.korsika-forum.info/
than what kind off bike and whats your time scedule for the trip.
we did it with this travel circus and are planning a trip for the next week.
As a must i have the tip to watch the WCR Rally event the next days and the trailer for the Tour de France, with the first etappe on Corsica ever. Than gives the sncn, french ferry line rabatt till 75 percent, but only from Nice and not Genoca ore Savonna.
Best advice to take a night ferry, very nice to sleep on deck and see the sun coming up the horicont.
My dream part is a piece off rural corsican road between Calvi and Galeria.
Iff you drive a kind off dirt bike, the way to plage Saleccia. You can nearly drive all roads by street view and visit the site off:
https://www.facebook.com/LesMotardsR...ina?ref=stream
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Unfortunately my high school German has departed my memory for the most part.

We are looking to go the first week of SEPT and will have a week, but may not spend all the time on Corsica.....

I will be riding a FJR1300, not sure what my friend will be renting yet.

We want to do a few Alps passes on the way down or back......and spend a few days on Corsica.

Looking for neat places to stay......just gathering ideas at the moment
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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take the ferry from livorno - saves time and money.

try to spend as much time as possible on corsica.
The alps are nice, but corsica is just beautiful!
Bonifacio is very good and the small roads up the west coast!
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:57 AM   #5
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Sounds like a great trip, how much time do you have?
Is there a Knopf connection?
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #6
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Yes, my bike Lives at Knopf's unfortunately I have yet to get over to play with it......life getting in the way
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #7
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:22 AM   #8
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this is the start of my Southbound Plan.

We are either going to start or end in Heidelberg on Sept 7th to catch the Castle Illumination which looks spectacular....and just happened to be in our window of opportunity.

probably 2 days to the Ferry which will allow some passes and screwing around

Overnight to Corsica
2-3 days on Corsica and then back to Heidleberg.

Any must see or must stay recommendations welcome.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #9
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Been to Corsica only once and that was just two nights at Bastia. The one day that I had was spent riding up to Cap Corse on the east side then down the west side to Calvi and back over the center to Bastia. Gorgeous.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #10
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Hi,
Corsika !?! Great Idea!
We did it some years ago and take the ferry from Savona near Genova. It goes overnight and save time and petrol. insteed of Livorno.
The ferrie leave at 10:pm or 10:30 pm. You wait, drink a bear and after all you can sleep on the ground of the salon or so. No kabin needed.

Our camp ground was in Corte, in the middle of corse. From here you can do day trips where ever you want. We did it to Bonifacio with out any problems.
Must see:
* Cap Corse (the northern Point of corse. llike a trip from Bastia around the Cap in the north.
* Asco valley in the nort of Corte (D147)
* the coast from Porto to Calvi
* Bonifatio
* Ajaccio

Don't visit the east side of the island, it'S not so interesting. Stay in the middle or west coeast.

Enjoy your trip and Pietra (local beer)
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:09 AM   #11
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thx for the tips.

trying to figure out a lodging plan for Corsica now as well as routes while there.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:14 AM   #12
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Hi, i can give you some advice. I was in Sardinia (almost the same way) in March...

- take a cabin on the Ferry (cost more but its much more quieter)
- ride easy in italy the speeding cameras take a picture from behind
- and ride on a new set of tires, the roads there will eat them
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #13
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Corsica

So far, good advice. Take the overnight ferry from Savona, and rent a cabin. Lots of people sleep on the bench seat around the main cabin, or on a deck chair on the fantail, but you will be much happier in a cabin, plus you have a shower. I'd give Corsica at least three days, if not more. It's small, but there is a lot to see. If you don't have it, get John Herman's book, Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps and beyond; he's got a lot of good info on Corsica. In no particular order, I'd recommend the Gorge du Restonica, which is a SMALL road outside of Corte up into the mountains; it might be a bit of a challenge on a FJ1300. The northwest corner from Porto to Calvin is beautiful, even if the road is rough. Stay at the Dolce Notte in St. Florent, and spend some time down near the harbor. Inland from there, go to the little church at San Michele de Murato up in the mountains. Go back to the east coast via the Defile Lacombe. Do Cap Corse, and take your time. Stay at the Hotel Solomare in Bonifacio, which is a wonderful place. Visit the pre-historic site at Filitosa. Find the Dolmen of Fontanaccia; it's a ways off the main road, but worth it. Get the Marco Polo map of Corsica, which the biggest and most detailed. I wouldn't try to do Sardinia on the same trip, and frankly, it doesn't have the charm that Corsica does. Have a wonderful time, and yoy will.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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Slowly coming together.

trying to figure out how long of days we want on the way to the ferry as well as plan interesting riding.

1st night somewhere around Adermatt/Brig
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:20 PM   #15
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2-3 days on Corsica, should we move around sleeping in different parts or home base it?
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