MTB AROUND L'ILE ROUSSE, CORSE Tracks and maps There are quite a lot of tracks around L'Ile Rousse. The best way to find them is to buy the pack of route descriptions for randonnée sold at the tourist office. Complete the pack with the map IGN 4249 OT L'Ile Rousse 1:25000 and you are ready to go exploring. The uploaded route L'Ile Rousse-Monticello-Santa Reparata-Palmento-L'Ile Rousse became our favourite, especially the mule track between Monticello and Santa Reparata. The difficulty and conditions of the mule tracks varied a lot. On other routes we had to carry the bikes at some points but we were rewarded by magnificent views. Note: The pictures are not all from the downloaded route What to bring When biking along the coast be sure to bring spare inner tubes or repair kit. The maquis consists largely of thorny bushes. We had three, out of four possible, flat tyres. Also bring a repair kit for your self. Some of us had a close encounter withe the Corse geography. The ladies at the pharmacy in L'Ile Rousse were most helpful. Food & drink What about food and drink? Hey, this is France, you can expect to find a bar or restaurant in most villages. Bring plenty of water though. We went to Corse in October and the days were really hot.