Today’s route, mileage-speaking, is one of the most challenging ones that can be done in Corsica, starting from the beginning of the famous “finger” in the north, up to the southernmost point of the island
May 23, 2022
THEl which translated means just under 200 kilometers and 3 hours of driving. With the NT you travel very comfortablythe saddle is wide and well padded and the suspensions, adjustable on several levels in addition to the various mappings, allow you to always have the optimal choice based on the load, distance and type of road and in relation to our body weight and ours driving style.
Going down all the coastal road of the west coast we arrive in Porto Vecchioone of the most renowned cities of Corsica for its frenetic and teeming nightlife and for a multitude of clubs to make Broadway pale but that personally did not say anything to me, did not leave any mark except being a toy for tourists.
Its history is particular that always sees it linked to Italy, to the Republic of Genoa which in the fifteenth century had its beautiful expansionist aims and saw Porto Vecchio as an ideal place sheltered between the strongholds of Bonifacio and Bastia. But it took a long time for the malaria-infested swamps to turn into salt flats and thus begin the repopulation that transformed the Porto Vecchio at the time into an urban center.
Un stretch of sea of just 11 kilometers separates Corsica from Sardinia at its narrowest point. We are in Bonifacio known for being the southernmost city of Corsica and undoubtedly pleasant to visit.
The lively marina and the citadel built overhanging a cliff make it unique. Imposing and in a dominant position is the Etendard bastion, a fortified construction dating back to the thirteenth century.
But we are above all in Bonifacio in the center of its famous mouths, a series of rocks and cliffs that plunge into the sea, up to 100 meters high. But in addition to the geological aspect there is also the purely faunistic aspect and just think that the waters of these areas are so rich in fish species that we have to establish a marine park to protect the biodiversity found there from poachers.
Text and photos (landscapes) by Luca Bracali
Photo (motorcycle) by Francesco Pierini
Video Francesco Pierini and Ernesto Mangone
Planet Explorer 15: Corsica – Day 2 San Florenz – Porto Vecchio – Bonifacio