When it comes to challenging roads, there’s no better starting point than a stage of the World Rally Championship. And if you want the most challenging and exciting of them all, why not head to the jaw-droppingly beautiful French Mediterranean island of Corsica and take on a section of a truly notorious event that earned itself the nickname ‘The Rally of 10,000 corners’ and practically single-handedly lead to the banning of Group B?
Point your front bumper in basically any direction and you’ll find a fantastic road on Corsica, but as a starter, you could take on Agosto – Pont De Calzola: Special Stage 13 and 15 for the last running of the Tour de Corse as a round of the WRC in 2008. Tight and twisty, fast and flowing, with switchbacks and ‘greedy on the cut’ left-right flicks galore, it’s an epic stage. Just don’t try to do the 31km in the 19 minutes that Loeb managed on the rally!
If you’ve got a sat-nav, it’s a piece of cake: just get to Agosto on the west coast of the island and put ‘Pont del Calzola’ as your destination. If you haven’t, Google Maps is your friend, but it’s fairly simple and, if in doubt, just follow the tyre marks.