For lovers of exciting adventures...
Although firmly anchored in its traditions, Corsica is also the venue for numerous international competitions which showcase the Mediterranean.
The Critérium International de Porto-Vecchio sees some of the world’s best cyclists go head-to-head on two wheels, while for those who prefer four wheels, Corsica is also a mecca for car rallying. The world-famous Tour de Corse, a cult event, is very much part of the island’s popular culture.
Other equally exciting yet less well-known rally events include the Ronde de la Giraglia, the Pila Canale rally and the Rallye de la Balagne, all of which take place to a backdrop of picturesque scenery. Special stages, held along some of the island’s steepest mountain road, bring together some of the world’s finest drivers.
Bien que nombre d’épreuves cyclistes se soient déroulées sur son territoire, la Corse demeurait la seule région de France métropolitaine à n’avoir jamais reçu la visite du Tour de France.