As i said in the Corsica 2006 thread, here is a new thread just to show the world (and further may be) how great an island in the Mediterranee can be. Of course this is for me the best place in the world but believe me, i never never met someone who came to visit Corsica and did not want to come back as soon as possible! Moreover i would say that for Riders it is really a marvellous place, it is not a big island, less than 200km north to south and about 80km large west to east but has lots and lots of twisty roads. It is a mountain on the sea, the highest pic is 2710m and the island has 1000km long of coast. Out of the summer season , Corsica is not much populated, less than 300k which gives a density at 30 people per square km which make lots of free space for outdoor activities. Ok, lets start with a top view: (this one is not taken by me) The main Island under Corsica is Sardignia (Italy). I said Corsica is a Montain on the sea, here it is: (this is the Capo Rosso, west of Piana) You spend the warm day in the mountain: (this is Bocca a Soglia over Melo Lake) and the end of the afternoon on the beach: (this is Seleccia beach at Desert des Agriates) Of course you will choose to spend your day riding, and i can understand that, but you will sometime be looking for your way with traditionnal unreadable road sign! (this is the way to Piedigriggio near Ponte Leccia on the D18) but finally you will finally follow your nose, smelling the parfumed air of nature, so after you lest the Bastia harbour in the early morning: (The St Nicolas Habour in Bastia) You will start ridding the "Cappi Corsu" (north of Corsica) with a nice twisty road along the seaside: (on the D80 north to Macinaggio) may be u'll take time for some quiet senaries, like here the Santa Maria Tower (top north of Capi Corsu): or spend some time on a beach free of people: (north top of Capi Corsu same area as above) Ok, you're fed up with beach, take a ride to the top then, have a look to this pin curve, there is many like this just waiting for you! (on the D180 between Luri and Col St Lucie) just to reach the point where you'll see all the way you've done since you lest your towell on the beach: (the same D180 road taken to east from the "tour de Seneque") and have a look to the next twisties coming: (same road D180 taken at the West down to Morsiglia) just zoom out to figure what it looks like: (Capi Corsu, west coast in the Morsiglia area) but take care and check your brakes before you reach the last curve cause if you dont make it, it will be forever! (on the D33 road south of Pino on the Capi Corsu west coast) you now may have some rest in a peacefull place before the sun raise down: (this at Morsiglia, Capi Corsu west coast) tonight you will have a cool beer on the shore! (taken in the evening on the beach of Macinaggio, Capi Corsu east coast) I will be back soon for the rest of the trip! to be continue.