Saturday March 15th: Ventabren to the ferry at Marseilles Gare Maritime via the passes Col de la Roussargue & Col de l’Espigoulier (highest point 728m).
Sunday March 16th: Ajaccio (Corsica) to Sta. Maria. (4121 height m, 182 km, 6-22°C, 9h26m cycling time, 21 cols/passes.) Had a spoke break on my rear wheel. Was up on the highest point during this vacation at Val d’Ese at 1630m.
Monday March 17th: Sta. Maria to Bonifacio (southest city on Corsica). (3362m, 173,3 km, 5-18°C, 9h57m, 18 cols.) Reached Bonifacio just as it had turned dark (a very nice city).
Tuesday March 18th: Bonifacio to Col de Bavella (1218m). (4049m, 177,6 km, 5-23°C, 9h35m, 14 cols.) Cycled the last climb up to the Bavella/Bavedda pass in the dark only guided by the stars and moonlight ;-). Got a bed at a hostel at the top of the pass even though it had not yet opened for the year.
Wednesday March 19th: Col de Bavella to Corte (only real city inside the island). (3471m, 179,6 km, 5-19°C, 10h1m, 10 cols.) Highest cyclable pass (with a road bike) visited at 1523m at plateau de Coscione. The day ended in heavy rain near Corte. No food between breakfast at 9 am and some snacks in Vivario at 18 pm.
Thursday March 20th: Corte to Oletta (nice village near St. Florent). (3726m, 190,2 km, 1-17°C, 10h24m, 19 cols.) Down to St. Florent for dinner (best pizzas on Corsica) in freezing temperatures even at the sea level. Only some chocolate to eat between breakfast and dinner at 20:30 pm.
Friday March 21st: Oletta to Feliceto (small village in the mountains above Calvi). (3189m, 115,8 km, 3-21°C, 6h53m, 11 cols.) Had horrible stormy weather and later snow storm and very fierce rain storm on the way down from Bocca di a Battaglia (1099m), which was a real battle. Was invited to stay for the night at a very nice family in Feliceto (as the rain storm did not stop while it was light outside).
Saturday March 22nd: Feliceto to Corte. (3668m, 196,6 km, 0-19°C, 9h34m, 13 cols.) Passed over Bocca di Verghju (1477m) which is the highest normal paved passroad on the island. It was snow at the pass and very cold down. Very nice around Porto by the coast earlier.
Sunday March 23rd: Corte to Ajaccio. (2037m, 103 km, 6h17m, 0-20°C, 7 cols.) Last day and the coldest and worst of them all. It started with rain and then heavy snowfall already at 600m altitude. Cars where not allowed over the Vizzavona (1163m) pass unless they had chains on the wheels and many had to turn around, but I got over. Extremely cold on the way down, still did another snowy pass before getting down to Ajaccio and the ferry back.
Monday March 24th: Marseilles ferry to Marignane Airport. (2003m, 98 km, 8 cols.) Almost missed the plane as the mistral winds started to blow heavily against me as I was trying all too late to get back to Ventabren and my bicycle bag there. Managed to arrange so my bicycle bag got to the airport and had to pack it down there and checked in 2 minutes before they closed the check in.