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Corisca - Train from Ajaccio to Corte in May

Old Apr 1st, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Corisca - Train from Ajaccio to Corte in May

Hello Everyone.

I will be visiting Corsica next month in May and would like to take the train to see the magnificent scenery that I've been reading about. I'll be staying in both Ajaccio and Bonifacio. Is the best scenery to be seen by train between Ajaccio and Corte or do the other legs of the journey from Corte to Calvi or Corte to Bastia hold special prizes that should not be missed? I will not be renting a car while on Corsica so the only other opportunity I'll have to see the countryside will be on the bus between Ajaccio and Bonifacio round-trip.

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Old Apr 1st, 2010, 11:19 AM
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The best scenery is through the mountains south of Corte, say from Vizzavona to Corte, so Ajaccio to Corte covers it. But Corte-Calvi is also good, with a coastal stretch near Calvi.

From Corte to Bastia I've driven alongside the train tracks, though not taken the train itself, but the scenwery on this route is not as good as the line to Calvi.

They should have some of the new 'panoramic' air-con diesel trains in service by now, too.
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Thanks for the assistance. I appreciate it.
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Please post a review when you return. We'll be in Corsica for the first time in September so your opinions will be very appreciated! Have a great time.
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All of Corsica is scenic, but I think the railway from Ajaccio to Corte is more spectacular than Corte to Bastia. The railway is being modernised and there were replacement buses for parts of the route when I was there in December. I went on one of the new trains.
This website has timetables for all the trains and buses on the island.
www.corsicabus.org
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Old Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:19 AM
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Yup, Corica is a gem, and so's the railway.

I only got as far as seeing one of the new trains peeping out of a shed at Ajaccio, Geoff did better than me!
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