We left the region of Corte and headed to Bastia. We had a hard time finding a parking spot downtown. We managed to find one near the citadel, which we visited first.
We visited most of the city on foot. The marina is amazing both day and night. It has plenty of Restaurants. Further within the city, there is a cathedrale and some public market.
We had plenty of time so we just sit in a park for part of the afternoon.
This is our last night in Corsica.
We left the Hotel early and had breakfast. A Cappuccino always helps to get rid of jet lag! (Especially since I never drink coffee)
We quickly visited Bastia port area before getting on the road for Cap Corse. ( That’s the narrow portion at the north of the island.)
We started with the east side first and Tina’stomach quickly got used to Corsica’s twisting roads, and me to driving on what I beleived was narrows roads…
We stopped for a hike on the “Sentier des douaniers”. The road to get there was not in good conditions but still feasible with a small car. The trail was nice and easy; it was alternating between beaches, hills and cliffs; with constant view on the sea. We turned around half way through due to time restriction.
From there the road is crossing the mountain to get on the west coast. That is were the road get narrow and really twisted. It’s almost impossible to pass the 3rd gear (or 50kmh) for the remaining 70km
There was a group of Porsche (30+) who apprently enjoyed those roads as much as me …but it seems I was going too slow for them. 🙂
Nonza was amazing to visit. This city was built on a cliff and spaces between houses are just wide enough to walk the stairs. It was like a maze. From the tower, we can see the village from above.
We bought some beer and headed to our AirBnB located in Oletta. A nice valley surrounded by huge mountains.
The overnight flight from Montreal to Paris CDG went well. We arrived in the morning and our flight to Bastia was end of day. We had half day to get lost in Paris.
We figured out the correct train ticket required to get to Gare du Nord and the subway to get to Montmartre. We spent our time exploring the area on foot without forgetting to taste a crêpe .
Back in CDG, we are boarding our flight to Bastia.
We landed in Bastia, got our luggage and rental car. We drove to Bastia, dropped our bags in the room and still had energie to go out for a beer.
We are already enjoying the vacation 🙂