Capicorsu is the northernmost area of Corsica, a 40 km long (10 km wide) finger-shaped peninsula.
Bastia and Saint-Florent are located at the base, while the village of Barcaggio, just below the island of Giraglia, is to the north.
The picturesque coastal road D80 has many consistently stunning sceneries and circumnavigates the whole peninsula. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails.
It’s important to wear a pair suitable bike pants so i chose to stop in front of a bar, hide a little, and then change my clothes. It’s only 7am, so passerbies are few. But the air is cold and the shift is quite quick.
The climbs are many, especially in the west side of the finger, while the opposite is quite flat.
From Bastia port the best path for sceneries is facing north the D80 road towards Macinaggio.
After 10 km the fishing village of Erbalunga is shelter on a rocky peninsula, with a genovese tower (one of the roughly 90 build in Corsica)