Corsica & Sardinia Photos June 2018

Revvin Kevin

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Corsica & Sardinia Photos

Way back in May/June I toured Corsica & Sardinia on my VFR1200F with MCI. If you enjoy very twisty roads, then you'll enjoy these islands, but don't expect to be hitting three figures because the roads are so twisty you'll be lucky to hit 40MPH ! The VFR was certainly not the best bike but was never outpaced and made a good overall compromise between touring comfort and scratching.

The roads on both islands were so tight and twisty you had to be razor sharp to hit every apex and not get too carried away. A momentary lapse of concentration could result in you paying a very hefty price. Coaches and other vehicles are trying to use the same piece of tarmac you are and motorcycles are actually quite wide when they are banked hard over in a corner! These have to be some of the most physically and mentally demanding roads I have ever ridden anywhere but well worth riding if you ever have the opportunity.
 

Pete/48

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Great Photo's again Kevin, I can certainly see what you mean about having to be fully switched on when riding those roads, and just what happens to coaches and lorries etc when traveling on that stretch with all the overhanging rock just makes the mind work overtime,
And as for thunder storms, Wow that sure did look like a good one,
Anyway thanks for the report, made for good reading/viewing here on a damp, dark, December morning,
 
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JZH

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The islands are a bit out of the way (for a UK rider), but lovely if you've got the time. I've been twice, and your photos evoke some great memories--and some painful ones (having sunburned my feet at one point!)

Ciao,

JZH
 

kartman

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Great photos Kevin, brought back some fond memories of Corsica, especially the wild pigs on the road around every corner :smile:
 

Bumpkin

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Loving those photos. Self and GF are planning to go there next year (was going to be this year but too much else going on). Did MCI provide routes? (cheeky Q).... Are the last few photos on the way back? I'm sure I recognise that rock arch as a road entering the Cevennes from the SE...
 

Revvin Kevin

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Loving those photos. Self and GF are planning to go there next year (was going to be this year but too much else going on). Did MCI provide routes? (cheeky Q).... Are the last few photos on the way back? I'm sure I recognise that rock arch as a road entering the Cevennes from the SE...
Yes MCI provided routes in Garmin format which you are more than welcome to :) Not sure if I can upload them here though?
We came back via the Gorges de l'Ardeche which is a bit further SE than Cevennes. Are you going to Corsica & Sardinia?
 

PAD

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You should be able to upload the Garmin files via the attach files button in the bottom LH order of the reply box. Probably via a PC?
 

Bumpkin

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Yes MCI provided routes in Garmin format which you are more than welcome to :) Not sure if I can upload them here though?
We came back via the Gorges de l'Ardeche which is a bit further SE than Cevennes. Are you going to Corsica & Sardinia?
Thank you kindly, would use them for a foundation for our own route. Will PM you my email address.

Originally myself and my best mate were thinking of just doing Corsica as we usually only have 8-9 days at a push each year for our tour due to family commitments, his farming and trying to avoid French school holidays. Even 9 days was going to be tight but he had to bail so self and girlfriend were intending to go instead taking two weeks and include Sardinia as well. Other trips and plans emerged for this year so we've decided to try and do this in 2020 instead. From your experience do you think 2 weeks is enough? Ideally I would like to take longer getting there and back than we'll probably have time for.

As to the natural arch, that could well be it. I assume that's what the photo is of. Was headed for the Cevennes from Nice and just passed Orange and just stumbled across it accidentally so looks likley. Thought I recognised it.
 
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