CORSICA CHARMING DISCOVERY (8 DAY/7 NIGHT)

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Charming Discovery Tour around Corsica

Go on a tour around the island of Corsica! The Haute-Corse is the perfect place for nature-lovers with its impressive mountains, its beautiful mountain lakes and its numerous forests. Discover the superb hilltop villages and authentic cities like Bastia, or Corte, the historical capital of Corsica. Beach and water sports lovers will find everything they need in this region. Explore Haute-Corse at your own rhythm with your rental car and stay in charming luxury hotels.

 

8 Day/7 Night

from $1752.12 per person twin share

Day 1 Bastia - Calvi - L'Île-Rousse

At your arrival collect your car hire, category A.

Inclusive: airport charge, insurances (CDW, THF, LAF) unlimited kilpmeters.

Optional to be paid locally: Additional driver, young driver extra charge - 25 years, GPS.

 

Bastia is situated on the Tuscan coast. With its authentic Mediterranean charm it is one of the most remarkable Corsican cities. Worth seeing are the old port, the old town and the citadel. Take a stroll through the picturesque streets along the elegant high townhouses characterising the cityscape.

Suggestion: Spend a Day in the Beautiful Region of the Balagne

La Balagna is renowned for its olive groves and uncountable churches, owing it the surname “la Sainte Balagna”. Today it is mainly a popular sea resort. Fragrant Macchia (the typical Mediterranean shrubs), picturesque villages, idyllic beaches with Caribbean flair and crystal clear water, lookouts with stunning views will take your breath away and capture your attention!

Take a trip to the picturesque port city of Calvi, over many centuries part of the Genoese Empire, and according to legend, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. One of the town’s highlights is the chapel Notre Dame de la Serra, built on a promontory overlooking the town.

The pretty colourful Marina, one of the islands most beautiful gulfs, extends to a 5km long beach and is surrounded by a 32-hectare-large pine wood.

The Balagne is proud of its arts and crafts, and the savoir-faire of its artisans who still cherish old technics and traditions. Make a detour to the many workshops manufacturing bronze, cutlery, glass, ceramic, or wood. The artisans will be happy to show you around!

Overnight and breakfast in a 4 star hotel at L'Ile Rousse in a Comfort room with sea view

 

Day 2 Saint-Florent - L'Île-Rousse

Suggestion: Hike along the Path “Sentier des Douaniers“ in Cap Corse

Follow the track of the former customer officers on the “Sentier des douaniers” which will lead you past the old Genoese tower Santa Maria and the impressive rocks overhanging the blue sea. This is a relaxing and easy walk for those who want to soak up the pure sea breeze and marvel at the beautiful scenery!

Overnight and breakfast in a 4 star hotel at L'ile Rousse in a Comfort room with sea view

 

Day 3 Porto - Piana

Suggestion: Free day in Porto

Village located in the Regional Nature Park of Corsica, Porto is in a valley surrounded by the Macchia. Its relief is recognisable by its cliffs and its exposed peaks, from the village and its hamlet till its Gulf. This western part is rich in natural reserves and was registered to the UNESCO World Heritage in 1983. Discreet, but full of life, the Porto village was built on the side of mountain. A typical example of the Corsican picturesque village crossed by narrow streets and windy roads. Granite houses complete the scenery which always impress the visitors.

Overnight Dinner & breakfast in a 4 star hotel in Piana in a Comfort room with view on the Scandola Gulf

 

Day 4 Porto - Piana

Suggestion: Boat Trip through the Natural Maritime Reserve of Scandola

Take an unforgettable boat trip through the natural maritime reserve of Scandola (UNESCO World Heritage list), and the wild landscape of the Calanques de Piana. You will discover one of Corsica’s most fascinating natural sites abundant in a diversified plant and bird life, of which some are endangered endemic species. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of a fish eagle or a peregrine falcon.

Overnight Dinner & breakfast in a 4 star hotel in Piana in a Comfort room with view on the Scandola Gulf

 

 

 

Day 5 Corte - Bastia

Suggestion: Discover Corte and the Restonica Valley

You'll discover a lovely citadel perched at the summit of a rock peak, this city is full of charm with its narrow back alleys and its old houses.

Must see: the Restonica Valley, characterised by its wild mineral landscape, its famous sheepfold 'les grutelles", the valley come out downstream in the heart of Corte. Between hiking in the Macchia and refreshing swims, you'll learn more about the exceptional fauna and flora of the valley.

Overnight and breakfast in a charming 4 star hotel in Bastia in a sea view superior room

 

Day 6 Macinaggio - Bastia

Suggestion: Boat trip in Cap Corse

The San Paulu Company invite you to one of its Cap Corse sea boat trips with departure from Maccinagio. You'll discover the Cap Corse islands Nature reserve, the Giraglia lighthouse, Centuri, Barcaggio, Capraia Island and the National Toscan Park.

Overnight and breakfast in a charming 4 star hotel in Bastia in a sea view superior room

 

Day 7 Saint-Florent - Bastia

Suggestion: Free Day in Saint-Florent

An ideal trip for wine lovers! Wine has been grown there for some 2000 years. Enjoy the trip on the picturesque wine route along the vineyards of Patrimonio and Saint-Florent. Its charming marina is also called “the Corsican Saint-Tropez”. Take a stroll along the quay or have a nice meal in one of the many sea food restaurants. Very impressing is the citadel built into the water.

Overnight and breakfast in a charming 4 star hotel in Bastia in a sea view superior room

 

Day 8 Bastia

Drop off car hire.

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