Ajaccio – Calvi 145km
Arguably the most beautiful city on the island of Corsica, the peloton arrives in Calvi today to complete the Grand Departe.
Said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and known for its beautiful beaches, Calvi attracts many visitors during the summer months for those looking for relaxation and excellent restaurants.
Given the island’s mountainous, rugged beauty it’s no wonder there are excellent cycling opportunities to be found. The roads can be narrow and steep and a little crowded, but the climbs offer breathtaking views once you reach the top.
Photo courtesy of www.corsica.co.uk