Vesuvio Classic 2020
From 19 to 25 September
At the meeting point of European and Africans waters, between Italy and the Iberian Peninsula lies CORSICA, an age-old island that has never lost its wild nature and stunning landscapes.
Mountain tracks, winding roads along the sea... This destination has everything to please those who love driving as part of a rally fully dedicated to sunshine and good times.
At the end of the summer, the coasts and marvellous small roads have been deserted by tourists and the beaches go back to their naturally wild state. There is barely any traffic left, making it paradise for an old-timer regularity rally.
Leaving from BASTIA Monday 20 September 2021, we will be driving all the way through Corsica until PORTICCIO, the HQ of the rally as we will spend 3 nights there in the stunning SOFITEL Porticcio Hotel *****, right along the seaside.
On the agenda, we have 2 loops leaving from Porticcio:
The first one takes us south to the impressive cliffs of Bonifacio where a mini boat cruise to the Strait of Bonifacio will be organised for the participants in the TOURING category.
The second loop takes you along the highest mountain peaks of the ‘Île de Beauté’ all the way to CORTE. On your way there, get ready to be amazed by dazzling landscapes where sea, hills and mountains meet each other in the most spectacular way.
During the last two steps, you will discover one of the real gems of the island: the wild west coast of Corsica with the inlets of PIANA, the port of CALVI and l’Île Rousse.
After that, it’s back to BASTIA for the finale, following the traces of the Tour de Corse.
As every year, we will prepare a quality road-book with the necessary arrows and meters so you can combine tourism with a sportive course, including steps of no more than 300 km (186 miles) per day.
You can choose from the 2 following categories:
REGULARITY, with a large offering of selective regularity tests over the course of a 5-day long rally
TOURING, at your own pace and without any time checks, also including a mini cruise to the Strait of Bonifacio
Furthermore, you can count on quality hotels, typical inns for lunch, mechanical assistance, baggage handling and permanent troubleshooting to make this an unforgettable week at the wheel of your classic car.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday September 19 :
TOULON harbour :
07 :00 PM : Passengers and vehicle boarding for a night cruise on board of a Corsica Ferries boat.
Briefing, Evening dinner and overnight in luxury cabin
Monday 20/09 :
Arrival of the boat in Bastia port around 7:00 AM
Breakfast by Walter between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM
Stage 1 : BASTIA – CORTE - PORTICCIO - 120 km + 131 KM
Heading South Corsica and crossing the first spectacular mountain passes of the island
Start BASTIA 8:31 am – Arrival 12 o’clock in CORTE (120 km) –
lunch in Auberge de la Restonica
Start CORTE 01:31 pm – Arrival 04:30 pm in PORTICCIO (131 km) in the Sofitel Hotel Porticcio alongside the sea. 1stnight hotel SOFITEL ***** -
Tuesday 21/09 :
Stage 2 : PORTICCIO – BONIFACCIO - PORTICIO
Big lap heading south following some special stages of the famous ‘ Rallye de Corse ‘ – Mini boat cruse in Bonifaccio for participants in TOURING category. Lunch in the port of Bonifaccio. Route back to Porticcio on the seaside road.
Start PORTICCIO 8:31 am – Arrival BONIFACCIO 11:00 am (118 km)
Boat cruise in the Bonifacio’s cliffs : 1h
Lunch: 12 :30 pm
Start BONIFACCIO 02:01 pm – Arrival 05:30 pm in PORTICCIO (155 KM)
2nd night Hotel SOFITEL *****
Wednesday 22/09 :
Stage 3 : PORTICCIO - CORTE – PORTICCIO
Big lap overcrossing the most mythic and spectacular Corsican mountain passes – altitude 2100 m
Start PORTICCIO 8:31 am – Arrival 11:00 am in CORTE (118 km)
Lunch : 12:30 pm
Start CORTE 02:01 pm – Arrival 05:30 pm in PORTICCIO (155 KM)
3rd night Hotel SOFITEL *****
Thursday 23/09 :
Stage 4 : PORTICCIO – CALVI – BASTIA
Seaside roads of the magnificent Corsican West Coast with selective Regularity Tests
Start PORTICCIO 8 :31 am – Arrival 12:30 pm in CALVI (+/- 170 km)
Lunch in the port of Calvi .
Start CALVI 02:01 pm – Arrival 04:30 pm in BASTIA (+ /- 121 km)
Friday 24/09 :
Stage 5 : BASTIA – OLMETA
Lap on the curvy roads from the North Corsican hills
Start BASTIA 8:30 am - arrival 12:30 pm in OLMETA (+ /- 150 KM)
Rally end in ‘ Aux Jardins d’Antoine ‘ or ‘ Chez Walter ‘ with a convivial aperitive
07:00 PM : Bastia harbour , Boarding for Toulon. Night cruise on Corsica Ferries.
Evening dinner, prize giving ceremony on board, overnight in luxury cabin
Saturday 25/09 :
+/- 07:00 AM - arrival in port of Toulon – End of the event.
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