Welcome to Cap Corse
Poking like a giant finger from Corsica’s northeastern corner, the Cap Corse peninsula is a world apart. Measuring 40km long by just 10km wide, it’s easily seen in a day trip from Bastia, but you could spend your entire holiday exploring its two very different sides. The east coast, with its rolling green hills, pretty little ports and beautiful beaches, has a languorous feel, while the west, across the craggy central spine, is much more dramatic, all rocky cliffs, perched villages and strong winds.
As it loops around Cap Corse, the narrow D80 coastal road crams in 120km of switchback curves and hair-raising drop-offs; expect slow but exhilarating driving.