Day ride to Piana and back

The Dog's Head Rock
The Dog’s Head Rock

We left our luggage in the tent and rode up to the Calanche de Piana, which begins with the Dog’s Head Rock and continues almost to the village of Piana, a vivid orange and pink procession of massive rocks. This is the biggest tourist draw in western Corsica so we were glad to be doing it in May, apparently the road is choked with traffic in July and August. There were plenty of cyclists around, plus a coachload of Czechs with a bike trailer. They unloaded their bikes at the summit and freewheeled back down!

We stopped for a coffee on the return at a café with a wonderful backdrop of sheer rock, then stopped off at Porto beach which is mainly shingle with a little sand. By now the wind had risen and the sea was quite wavy so after a quick paddle we returned to the campsite and the supermarket and prepared our evening meal.

Day 8: Porto to Evisa