As we head towards Calvi we choose to negotiate through one of Corsica’s natural wonders, the exceptionally beautiful Calanques de Piana.
These are granite rock formations along the coast of western Corsica near Porto.
Winding south from Porto to Piana in the north west of Corsica, is a coastal road with some of the most stunning, otherworldly scenery that we’ve ever encountered in Europe.
The Calanques de Piana are incredible, sculptural, weather beaten rock formations with an almost alien feel to them.
The surreal landscape of wind-eroded granite cliffs tower over the road and then plunge dazzlingly into the sea.
The cliffs are a naturally harmonised palette of colours including red, pink, russet and honey.
Stacks, towers and pinnacles have been shaped by the elements and are up to 300 metres above the sea in some places.