The climate, along with the variety of its landscape is the grand attraction of Corsica.
This radiant island, has hot dry summers when it practically never rains except for the occasional downpour.
On the coast the temperatures often rise above 30º C, the average temperature in July and August being 25º C.
The early and late seasons are particularly agreeable, the best period for cycling being the last two weeks in May (for the mountain flowers and swimming at 20º C).
The spring is precocious with all the scrubland flowering in April.
On the coast autumn appears to prolong the summer until October
During the winter it is sunny and mild by the sea and one can eat on the terraces in February.
The climate varies with the altitude. The interior is equally sunny but the temperature begins to fall as one starts climbing. The winter is often rigorous at altitude, certain regions being snowed up for long periods. In the mountains, the summer days are hot but the nights always fresh.
The dominant wind is the Libeccio, hot and dry, coming from the south-west. The Mestrale, dry and violent, rises up in the west of the island, and not least the scorching Sirocco, on the eastern side.
Further details on Corsica :
Length : 183 km Width : 83 km
Aera : 8 681 km² Coast line : 820 km
Capital : Ajaccio Highest peak : Monte Cinto ( 2707m )
Two French departements : 20A Corse-du-Sud (Ajaccio) et 20B Haute-Corse (Bastia)
Population : 251,000 habitants
Corsica is not flat. Low gears are reccommended.