Forty kilometres long and only fifteen across, the peninsula is divided by a spine of mountains called the Serra, which peaks at Monte Stello, 1037m above sea level. The coast on the east side of this divide is characterized by tiny ports, or marines, tucked into gently sloping river-mouths, alongside coves which become sandier as you go further north. The villages of the western coast are sited on rugged cliffs, high above the rough sea and tiny rocky inlets that can be glimpsed from the corniche road.
For those without transport, a circular-tour bus operates daily from Bastia during August, run by Transports Micheli (MonSat 1 daily; tel 04.95.35.64.02). There are also municipal buses throughout the year to Erbalunga, a placid fishing village on the east of Cap Corse. In addition, sporadic services run from Bastia's gare routière to Macinaggio (Mon, Wed & Fri; Transports Saladini tel 04.95.35.43.88), on the far north tip of the cape, and to Canari (Mon & Wed; Transports Saoletti tel 04.95.37.84.05), on the northwest side.
Pages in section ‘Cap Corse’: Erbalunga, Macinaggio, Centuri-Port, Nonza.
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