A very bumpy, grueling road to Bocca di Battaglia

Bocca di Battaglia is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.104m (3,622ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. The road to the summit is awesome, with sections up to 12%. Tight bends and faster sweepers.

Bocca di Battaglia

The road to the summit, also known as Col de Bataille, is asphalted. Unfortunately, the asphalt is no longer the best. It’s pretty narrow and steep with some hairpin turns. It’s called D63.

The pass is located between the towns of Speloncato and Pioggiola. Do not hesitate to have some stop in the small villages along the way. The summit offers stunning views of the sea, Santa Reparata region with the reservoir, the towns of Belgodere and Speloncato. Sometimes, it’s possible to see the French mainland. A minor gravel road east of the pass climbs up to Cima di Tombue, a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.200m (3,937ft) above the sea level.