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Awesome views

This is an amazing route going from Calvi to Ajaccio. The route is quite narrow and it’s necessary... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
183amalin
via mobile
Lots of curves with awesome views

Stunning views! Steep grounding. Narrow from time to time. Not too many parking places along the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Zeilmeermin
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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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D81, 20115 Piana, Corsica, France
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing route going from Calvi to Ajaccio. The route is quite narrow and it’s necessary to drive carefully and slow, what is not a sacrifice at all, since the views are so astonishing, that you really want to keep that experience as...More

1  Thank 183amalin
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Stunning views! Steep grounding. Narrow from time to time. Not too many parking places along the road. But if you succeed in parking the car there is a lot to see.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

beautiful and spectacular views! I can go from Piana to Porto with a normal busservice 4 euro and the bus driver will tell you everything about the rocks!

1  Thank Maaike V
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a wonderful 3 km drive through the red rocks called Les Calanche. The drive is beautiful, some of the best views on the island. There is a nice little cafe on the north end. But beware, there are huge tour buses that come...More

1  Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We took the D81 from Calvi to Ajaccio passing (and staying) in Piana. It's like highway 1 in California or Oregon but much narrower (so drive SLOWLY) and with no big towns in between. Gorgeous views, lots of stopping places and hikes all around. Lots...More

Thank ChrisCheri
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the drive from Calvi to Piana. The scenery is pretty for most of the drive. There are cows and goats wandering around. The vistas are lovely. Then you get close to Porto and Piana and the views are jaw-dropping! There are plenty of pull-offs...More

2  Thank SBHgirl
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is the most beautiful coastal road I have driven, the views, the rock formation the surprises after each turn really a wow. There are places where you can stop on the side and just walk out to admire the breathtaking views

2  Thank Amnon F
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Dont miss the winding coastal road and the red sand beaches north of Porto (about a 20 minute drive)

Thank grayb
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

The route to the Calanches is probably just as awesome as the actual Calanches. Amazing views and rocks around every corner, plan on a lot of photo stops! GO THERE, DO IT!!!!

1  Thank Rollz247
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Drove along this road, while relocating from Calvi to Ajacco. The views are breathtaking, but the road is really very narrow. There are some wider spots for taking pictures, but not enough of them taking into account the number of cars passing here in high...More

3  Thank elena076
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Average speed depends on time of the year(traffic). We were there in September. Traffic yams because of narrow roads and touring cars. Cruising speed 50 km/hr max. Corsica is perfect for scenic driving but it takes more... More
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