1. What is the speed limit in Corsica?
Speed limits in Corsica vary depending on the type of road. On motorways, the limit is 130 km/h, dropping to 110 km/h in case of rain. Dual carriageways have a limit of 110 km/h (100 km/h in the rain), and outside built-up areas, the limit is 90 km/h (80 km/h in the rain). In built-up areas, the limit is usually 50 km/h.
2. Do I need a special driving license to drive a campervan in Corsica?
A standard European category B car license is sufficient to drive a campervan in Corsica. Non-European Union licences should be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.
3. Are there many speed cameras in Corsica?
Yes, there are fixed and mobile speeding cameras throughout Corsica, especially on the main roads. Exceeding the speed limit can lead to significant fines.
4. Are there any toll roads on Corsica?
There are no tolls on any roads in Corsica. However, be aware that using the ferry to reach the island will incur a fee.
5. What side of the road do they drive on in Corsica?
In Corsica, you must drive on the right-hand side of the road. Be careful on mountain roads, where visibility can often be limited.
6. Are Corsican roads safe for campervans?
Generally, Corsican roads are safe, but can be narrow, winding and steep especially in mountain areas. In these areas, slow, careful driving is essential.
7. Where can I park my campervan in Corsica?
There are many official and unofficial parking places in Corsica, including paid camping areas and free spots in rural locations. Please be respectful of the environment and only park in allowed areas.
8. Where are the fuel stations in Corsica?
There are numerous fuel stations around Corsica, particularly in towns, but also along some of the main roads. Diesel is usually readily available. It is always a good idea to refuel when the opportunity arises, do not leave it until your tank is almost empty.
9. Are there specific driving laws I should be aware of in Corsica?
In Corsica, you should always have your driving licence, proof of insurance and vehicle registration documents with you at all times. Handheld use of mobile phones while driving is illegal. Seatbelts should be worn at all times by all occupants of the vehicle.
10. Are there rest areas on the highways where I can stop with my campervan?
Yes, there are rest areas along the major roads. These might not all have facilities but are a place to stop and rest if needed.
11. Are Corsican roads usually crowded?
Traffic in Corsica is generally light, but it can become crowded in peak tourist seasons and on some of the more popular routes. City centres can also be busy and parking can be difficult.
12. Is it safe to leave my campervan parked on the road?
While generally safe, it is advisable to take precautions. Do not leave valuables in sight, and use secure parking where possible.
13. What should I do in case of an accident in Corsica?
If you're involved in an accident, call the emergency services on 112. Exchange insurance details with any other parties involved, take photos, and obtain a police report if necessary.
14. How are the road conditions in Corsica?
Most highways and main roads in Corsica are in good condition. Some of the rural or mountain roads can be narrow and winding, and might require careful handling.
15. What do I have to know about safety while driving a campervan in Corsica?
When driving a campervan, remember that your vehicle is larger and heavier than usual, which may affect handling and stopping distances. Also, keep to the speed limits, wear seatbelts, avoid drinking and driving, and take rest breaks on long journeys.