Motorbike touring in Corsica

Updated on Mar 16, 2023 by Ella Brundle

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If you prefer to explore new countries on two wheels, Corsica is the perfect candidate! Windy roads, stunning views and excellent accommodation options make for a perfect motorbike touring holiday.

The island of Corsica is a motor biker's dream, that is if you are after a challenge of winds and bends, altitude and descent, peaks and steeps, and views of the sea and mountains in one glance.

The regions of Corsica are begging for exploration... 

North East

Starting at the charming port town of St Florent, travel via the viewpoint at Nonza looking over its black sand beach, and then up onto the Cap Corse route, shaped like a giant hairpin heading up to the coast and back down towards the city of Bastia. This route explores the unspoilt terrain from the roads connecting the coastal fishing villages and the Genoese towers. There are plenty of local seafood cafés to stop at.

The Desert des Agrigates next to St Florent presents part sand and part rock road and tracks along with some wild shrub scenery – leading to two beautiful but popular beaches that the tourists can only reach by boat or an arduous 4x4 ride. Browse our accommodation in the north east here.

La Balagne

The northwest area of La Balagne is home to some of the prettiest villages just sat back from the north coastal towns. With winding roads leading up and down to each village peak, you will find the locals sitting in cafes on the kerbs of some very tight roads. The views of and from these villages with the sea as a backdrop are superb. Make sure to bypass the Scandola Nature reserve, with its jagged coastline and interesting rock formations leading down to Piana. Browse our accommodation options in la Balagne here.

The Interior: Gorges, waterfalls, creeks and forests

Ride the mountain passes and take in the smells of the maquis and olive groves with a stop at the conveniently placed village of Corte. The interior roads of the island will deliver you to the south area via the greenest of landscapes and the less-explored roads of the much taller mountains and summits further down. Browse our accommodation options in Central Corsica here.

The South

The rock walls and granite peaks of Bavella will satisfy the terrain and scenic challenge. The must-see cliffs of the Bonifacio coastline where the orange chalk facades sheer down to the sea.  The Southwest side by the capital city of Ajaccio offers dramatic twists and turns all with views of the gulf. Whatever roads you choose to ride on you will be slowing down for the viewpoints after every turn. Watch out for cattle wandering in the road on the higher out-of-town roads, wild boar in particular will be crossing your path! Browse our accommodation options in the south of Corsica here.

Whether you arrive with your motorbike at one of the ports or fly into one of the international airports and rent your wheels, the island is full of hotels to suit all budgets. Off-peak, months are recommended as the roads may be a little quieter tourist-wise, so book your stay in May, June & September…

Browse all of our Corsica holidays here.

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