Corsica by bike, perfect winter destination
So here's the bulb that has turned on: CORSICA. It's relatively close and the temperature is a little more lenient that in Trentino. And the sea in winter has always fascinated me (I, who live among the mountains?!?). Ok, after having choosen the destination, i should program a bit my tour, at least a little bit... just to be sure i will fail to follow my starting idea.
Two days later i find myself on a ferry: leaving Italy from Savona in the evening, i reached Bastia on Monday morning. From there, after having mounted bags and tent on my bike, i headed north to Cap Corse, then the Calanches, with Calvi and all ports on the west coast up to Ajaccio and Propriano. After three days on the coast i turned inward to return to Bastia, visiting Corte and the mountains, which attracts me nearly as much as the coast!
Slow bicycle touring
Then I had to cut the route to Aullene, during the crossing of the island, returning to Solenzara on the coast, because of my lack of training (I had only 300 km on my legs before leaving!). I have always supported and believed that a bicycle tour allows you to discover places with a slower pace, enjoying the journey more: if I had continued on the programmed route, perhaps I could bring it to conclusion but I should have to "run", remaining all the time on the saddle and I wouldn't enjoyed landscapes, meetings ... the journey! And basically what counts when you travel is not the goal itself, but the path made for it!