CORSICA OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (8 DAY-7 NIGHT)

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FS3 Corsica Off The Beaten Path

From $1430.27 per person twin share

8 Day – 7 Night

 

You want to combine sightseeing, nature hikes and bathing pleasure? This is the perfect round trip for you! Corsica is abundant in pretty port cities, medieval citadels, Genoese towers, spectacular natural reserves, white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, crystal clear creeks…
Day 1 Bastia - Folelli

Arrival at the airport take delivery of your car (category A).

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

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

 

Suggestion: Visit of Bastia

Take a stroll through the historic city of Bastia and immerse yourself in the easy-going Mediterranean ambiance.

Browse around the abundant colourful markets and soak up the cheerful atmosphere. Cheese, fish, sea food, cold cuts, honey, olives, wine and many other regional delicatessen are praised with the typical Mediterranean loquaciousness.

Don't be shy to ask for a tasting!

Must-sees are the old port and the medieval citadel.

Dinner and Overnight a charming hotel close to the sea

 

Day 2 Moriani-Plage - Penta-di-Casinca - Bonifacio

Suggestion: Hike to the old stone bridge Pont de l’Enfer and to the abandoned hamlet of Fiuminale

Take a hike through the lush landscape along the river Petrignani to the Pont de l’Enfer “the bridge of hell” and enjoy the cool freshness and wild beauty of this natural paradise.

It is the ideal spot for a refreshing swim, a tasty picnic, or river fishing. After this relaxing break, you will continue your hike to the abandoned hamlet of Fiuminale Sottanu whose old strong walls withstand time and age and still seem inhabited according to Corsican legend…

Suggestion: Free Visit of the Costa Verde

Beaches as far as the eye can see, cliffs overhanging the sea and typical Corsican villages carved into the stone.

Marked hiking trails will lead you through the preserved untouched scenery.

Manifold handicraft shops and local producers offer traditionally manufactured handiwork, natural cosmetics, local produce, and delicatessen.

Overnight in Superior Room at the 3 star Hotel located on the cliffs of Bonifacio with an amazing sea view

 

Day 3 Bonifacio

Suggestion: Guided Trip to Bonifacio and Hike on the Cliffs overlooking the City Participate in an excursion to the beautiful city of Bonifacio and its surroundings. Bonifacio is divided in two parts, the medieval old town (“ville haute”) is built on a narrow limestone promontory which falls vertically into the sea on its seaside; on its landside a fjord-like bay (“calanque”) is carved into the limestone and forms a well-preserved natural harbour, today used as a marina and a fishing port. You will start your excursion with a visit of the city’s highlights, among others, the Staircase of the King Aragon, the naval cemetery, the lighthouse of Pertusato, the Bastion de L’étendard (a fortress built by the Genoese in the 13th century), and last but not least the impressing Medieval citadel. After the visit of the city, your guide will take you to the famous grotto “Grotte di Bonifacio”, and to the beach du petit Spérone – an idyllic inlet of fine white sand and turquoise water. You will be accompanied by an official tourist and mountain guide. Start at 9.00. End by 16.00. Duration: 7 hrs – level of difficulty: easy - commentaries in English (equipment: closed hiking shoes, knapsack and picnic, 1.5 litre of water per person, sun shades, sun protection, cap or hat.

Overnight in Superior Room at the 3 star Hotel located on the cliffs of Bonifacio with an amazing sea view

 

Day 4 Sartène

Suggestion: Take a Tour to the Hinterland and visit the small Town of Sartène

Sartène, “the most Corsican of all Corsican towns“offers a stunning panoramic view from the Gulf of Valinco to the massif of the Aiguilles de Bavella. Take a stroll through the picturesque narrow alleys and make a stop in one of the manifold shops offering local handcraft and delicatessen. Most shops propose tastings, why not treat yourself?

One of the town's most interesting museums is the “A Casa di Roccapina” offering exhibitions, shows and interactive activities. Audio-guides in English and many other languages will be at your disposal.

Here you will also find prehistoric standing stones such as menhirs and megaliths.

Overnight and breakfast in a unique hotel with balcony and a panoramic view on the Golf of Valinco in a Superior Room

 

Day 5 Ajaccio - Calcatoggio

Suggestion: Discover Ajaccio, the “Imperial City”

Ajaccio is the county town of South Corsica. The rue Fesch is a pleasant pedestrian street and the city’s main road. You may want to visit the Musée Fesch, a museum of contemporary art which is located in this street. Browse the colourful abundant market, take a stroll through the marina or the picturesque narrow alleys, and immerse yourself in the authentic Corsican art de vivre! The city’s most notorious citizen is Napoleon Bonaparte who was born there in 1769.

One of the city’s highlights is the Domaine des Milelli. Nestling on the heights of Ajaccio, the property is surrounded by a twelve-hectare century-old olive grove. It is not surprising that Napoleon Bonaparte had chosen this idyllic scenery to set up his country house. Today the property it is a public Park offering beautiful strolls. Bonaparte’s country house is heritage-protected and therefore not open for visitors.

Overnight and breakfast in a superior room with sea view

 

 

Day 6 Porto

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. He's the 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 and breakfast in a 3 star hotel room with sea view

 

Day7 Galéria - Calvi - L'Île-Rousse - Saint-Florent - Saint-Florent

Suggestion: Visit of Galéria

The small fishing village of Galéria has been largely spared by tourism, and is surrounded by green woodland. It is situated on the 83-kilometre-long serpentine road linking Calvi to Porto and offers a stunning panoramic view over one of Corsica’s most beautiful landscapes.

Wild and romantic coasts, bright red shimmering rocks and lonely hidden bays characterize the magic scenery. In the bay of Galéria and at the estuary of the river Fango you will find preserved bathing spots, directly at the estuary behind the dune, the river is shaped like a small lake and offers an ideal swimming area. Enjoy the crystal clear water of the river and the paradisiac setting, declared biosphere reserve by the UNESCO.

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”, the holy 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 five-kilometre-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 Sea Side Superior room in a 3 star hotel near Saint Florent

 

Day 8 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.

Drop off your car at the airport

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