Featured Touring Touring To Corsica

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  1. Wessa

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    Great trip write up, loving the pictures and storyboard. Pity about the rough sea trip, reminds me of a sailing in that area of the Mediterranean that we were on.
     
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  2. Markus

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    #42 Markus, Jun 1, 2024
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    @Wessa: Thanks Wessa. With the little anti-seasick pills we felt fine on board.
     
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    #43 Markus, Jun 1, 2024
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    Day 9 (The End):
    After a nice breakfast in our Italian hotel we started at 0730 our 500 km tour back home. The first 80 km on the Italian highway were really boring. The complete distance without any curves!!! But we had some fun afterwards! Beginning in Udine (Italy) we made due to the ... weather for the next 280 km a "special Seal-highway-swim-training". The temperatures went down from 20 degrees celsius to 9 degrees and the humidity was greater then 100%!!! After passing the border to Austria, the province Carinthia and half of the province Styria the sun came back. The last 90 km we had the possibility to dry again, but a thunderstorm was waiting at our hometown area for us. So another washing through the streets, but we reached our home safely and happy.

    Some statistics of our tour:
    2.755 km
    12 hours on ferries
    35,5 hours of riding time
    about €100.- for tolls in Italy per bike
    Fuel prices:
    Corsica: €1,92 to €1,99 per litre
    Italy: €1,87 to €1,90 per litre
    Austria: €1,62 to € 1,74 per litre

    I can recommend all bikers to ride in Corsica. There are some stories in the internet that bikers should come with brand new tyres to Corsica because of the rough asphalt on the roads. In my opinion and experience in comparison to the situation in many countries all over Europe and the Balkans I can not confirm this rumor.

    For us this tour was one of our greatest biking experience. I hope you enjoyed my stories and pictures.

    Lovely morning in Italy.
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    Breakfast time!
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    The first look of the upcoming weather situation.
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    The last time dry for the next three hours.
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    At a stop in Styria we met a couple in their 70ties from Finland with their self-made trike.
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    I think it was a reduced car with three wheels left in combination with some HD looking parts.
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    My new T-Shirts.
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    The crime rate in Corsica is very low, but the murder rate is said to be extremely high compared to the rest of Europe! Therefore this interesting designs.
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  4. Sandi T

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    Wow, @Markus! I just read your thread in its entirety and loved it! I'm not sure how I missed it when you first started posting. But I have so enjoyed all of your fantastic photos and your commentary. Thank you for taking the time to shoot, write, and post. l'm so glad that your wife wasn't hurt when she was hit by the truck. Please tell her I love her motto of "Put your crown back on straight again and off you go". :):joy: I'm going to use that one. ;) Corsica looks like a truly amazing place and you captured and shared so much of it for us here on the forum.
     
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  5. Markus

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    @Sandi T: Many thanks to you. Feel free to use her "motto".;) That's the way how she lives her ( :heart_eyes::heart: ) life.
    The next big tour will lead us to Switzerland.
     
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    #46 Stramasher, Jun 6, 2024
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    Great write up and pics. The memory of those views and roads are still as vivid as the colours.
     
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  7. Markus

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    @Stramasher: Many thanks to you!!!;)
     
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