Sept 19-24

At the crossroads of maritime routes between Europe and Africa, between Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, CORSICA has gone through the ages preserving wild nature and magnificent landscapes.

Mountain tracks, winding roads by the sea, everything is there for the pleasure of driving in an event placed under the sign of the sun and conviviality.

At the end of summer, the coasts and the wonderful small roads are deserted by tourists, the beaches regain their wild character and the traffic becomes almost non-existent, in short, a real paradise for a regularity rally in a vintage car …

Departure from BASTIA on Monday, September 20, 2021, to cross Corsica to PORTICCIO, a bit like the rally headquarters since we will be staying 3 successive nights in the magnificent SOFITEL Porticcio ***** hotel by the sea.

2 loops departing from Porticcio are on the program:

One towards the south and the impressive cliffs of Bonifacio where a mini-boat cruise in the mouths of Bonifacio will be organized for participants in the TOURING category.
Another loop will take you over the highest mountain peaks of the Isle of Beauty to CORTE, passing through vertiginous landscapes where sea, passes and mountains blend together in a spectacular way.

The last two stages will make you discover one of the jewels of the island: the very wild west coast of Corsica with the creeks of PIANA, the port of CALVI and Ile Rousse.

Then return to BASTIA for a final in the footsteps of the Corsican rally.

Like every year, we are preparing a high-quality road-book for you with a metric that will allow you to combine tourist discovery and a sporting route with stages of a maximum of 300 km per day.

2 Categories are available:

REGULARITY with a good selection of selective regularity tests throughout the 5 days of the rally

TOURING walk without taking time with a mini-cruise by boat in the mouths of Bonifacio.

Quality hotels, typical inns for midday meals, mechanical assistance, luggage and permanent breakdown service, this is what will allow you to spend an unforgettable week at the wheel of your classic automobile!

Looking forward to meeting you again !

A foretaste in video ...

... And in pictures

The program

The map

19/09

Port of TOULON

7:00 p.m .: Boarding for a night crossing on a Corsica Ferries boat.

Evening meal and night on board in a luxury cabin.

20/09 step 1

Arrival of the boat at the port of Bastia around 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Walter’s between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

BASTIA – CORTE – PORTICCIO  – 120 km + 131 KM

Head south and towards the first mountain passes of the Isle of Beauty

Departure BASTIA 8h31 – Arrival 12h00 in CORTE (120 km) –

lunch at the Auberge de la Restonica

Departure CORTE 13:31 – Arrival 16:30 at PORTICCIO (131 km) at the Sofitel hotel in Porticcio by the sea. 1st night at SOFITEL ***** hotel –

https://www.sofitel-golfe-d-ajaccio-thalassa-sea-spa.com

21/09 Step 2

PORTICCIO – BONIFACCIO – PORTICIO

Loop in the footsteps of the Rallye de Corse specials – Mini boat cruise to Bonifaccio for participants in the TOURING category. Lunch in the port of Bonifaccio. Return to Porticcio by the seaside.

Departure PORTICCIO 8:31 am – Arrival BONIFACCIO 11:00 am (118 km)

Sea trip: 1 hour

Lunch: 12:30 p.m.

Departure BONIFACCIO 2:01 p.m. – Arrival 5:30 p.m. in PORTICCIO (155 KM)

2nd night Hotel SOFITEL *****

22/09 Step 3

PORTICCIO  – CORTE – PORTICCIO

The large loop that crosses the most spectacular mountain passes – altitude 2100 m

Departure PORTICCIO 8:31 am – Arrival 11:00 am in CORTE (118 km)

Lunch: 12:30 p.m.

Departure CORTE 2:01 p.m. – Arrival 5:30 p.m. at PORTICCIO (155 KM)

3rd night Hôtel SOFITEL *****

23/09 Step 4

PORTICCIO – CALVI – BASTIA

The seaside roads of the west coast of Corsica – the pearls of the Isle of Beauty – selective RT

Departure PORTICCIO 8:31 am – Arrival 12:30 pm in CALVI (+/- 170 km)

Lunch on the port of Calvi.

Departure CALVI 2:01 p.m. – Arrival 4:30 p.m. at BASTIA (+ / – 121 km)

24/09 Step 5

BASTIA – OLMETA

Loop of the steep hills of northern Corsica –

Departure BASTIA 8:30 am arrival 12:30 pm in OLMETA (+ / – 150 KM)

End of the rally at Les Jardins d´Antoine or Chez Walter for an aperitif dinner

7 p.m .: Port of Bastia, boarding for Toulon. Night crossing on a Corsica Ferries boat.

Evening meal, awards gala and night on board in a luxury cabin.

25/09

+/- 07h00 arrival at the port of Toulon – end of the event

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