Cent cols in south Corsica

Rédigé par Enrico Alberini


A 926 km route between sea and mountains in the south of Corsica.

926 km to cross 101 cols between 19m and 1,311 m. (total climb: more than 20,000 m) with 23 optional cols nearby. 12 cols are shared with the Randonnée Permanente “One hundred cols in the north of Corsica”.

Note: no off road sections, all on the road.

There are no problems with accommodation, without reservation, in hotels, lodges, campsites (with or without bungalows) from Easter to the end of June and from September to All Saints’ Day, possible periods for this randonnée. Winter makes some cols impassable and summer forces one to book accommodation in advance.

1,000 km of nature, colours and scents.

Traced by Bernard  Giraudeau (100 cols n ° 3872)



Registration form


The Club des Cent Cols, founded in 1972 and affiliated to the French Federation of Cyclotouring, has prepared this “Randonnée Permanente” based on a simple theme: “One Hundred Cols”. The completion of these one hundred cols will allow you either to join the Club, or to progress with your list in the Club’s “Tableau d’Honneur”.

The Ancient Greeks already called her “Kallisté”, the most beautiful. For Guy de Maupassant, Corsica is above all: “A mountain in the sea”. This is the southern part of this mountain that we invite you to traverse with this Randonnée Permanente, though you will then have to continue your quest in other higher massifs to obtain at least 5 cols over 2000m.

So, one hundred cols to advance in the “Tableau d’Honneur” or simply, 100 cols to soak up this wild nature, these breathtaking landscapes and keep them in memories like Charles Maurras: “There are places where you rest for a long time that make leave no trace. There are some that I have only traversed and that have left a deep imprint on me. Corsica is one of them. I’ve never stopped living there.”


Eight checks are compulsory. They will be made at route points chosen by the randonneur himself, a check being carried out in each section (the section numbers are to be found on the route map):

  1. Ajaccio / Sarrola-Carcopino ( km 118)
  2. Sarrola-Carcopino / Coti-Chiavari ( km 258)
  3. Coti-Chiavari / Propriano ( km 393)
  4. Propriano / Bonifacio ( km 494)
  5. Bonifacio / Levie ( km 624)
  6. Levie / Zonza ( km 757)
  7. Zonza/ Ghisoni ( km 860)
  8. Ghisoni / Ajaccio ( km 997)

Note, the randonnée can be done in 5 separate loops, starting at:

  • Ajaccio (2 boucles)
  • Aullène
  • Zonza
  • Bonifacio

Principal cols

  • Col de St Eustache 995m
  • Col de Bacinu 809m
  • Bocca d’Illarata 991m
  • Col de Mela 1068m
  • Col de Bavella 1218m
  • Bocca di Chiesola 1422m
  • Bocca di e Croci 1523m
  • Col de la Vaccia 1193m
  • Col de Verde 1289m
  • Col de Sorba 1311m
  • Col de Vizzavona 1163m
  • Col de Scalella 1193m

BCN and BPF sites on the route

  • Bonifacio
  • Zonza

Rules of the randonnées permanentes

Any participant in this 100 Col Route agrees to respect the rules governing it.

More information

10 rue de Normandie
31120 Portet sur Garonne
Tél : +33 (0)5 61 76 30 12
E-mail : randos@centcols.org

Please note : Depending on the age, and the version of your route card, the name and address of your officer may be out of date. Please send your route cards for certification, as well as your postcards and the stories of your rides, only to Jean-Marc Clément at the above address (do not write to Roger Colombo, Bernard Pommel, Jean-Marc Lefèvre or Roland Grimaud †)