Heading for Corsica
Discover Corsica from North to South in 8 days.
From Cap Corse to the Cliffs of Bonifacio you will explore and tame the Corsican lands.
- CAP CORSE
- ILE ROUSSE
Story of the trip
France - Bastia
Flight to Corsica. Arrival at Bastia airport. Welcome and, depending on flight schedules, direct transfer to the hotel in the Bastia area or free time in downtown Bastia with your guide.
Bastia - Cap Corse
Guided tour of Bastia, with its timeless charm and sumptuous Baroque traces. Departure for the Cap Corse : Pietracorbara and Santa Severa. Crossing of the Corsican Cape by Luri, the pass of Sainte-Lucie, Pino and its sumptuous residences “of Americans”, belvedere of the Mattei mill and its splendid sight on the small marine of Centuri. At the extreme tip of the Cape: Macinaggio and its pretty marina. Departure by the eastern slope of the Corsican Cape, the pretty navy of Erbalunga, privileged place of the artists. This picturesque fishing village has preserved its Genoese tower. Return to the hotel in Bastia or surroundings.
Aiguilles de Bavella - Zonza
Departure by the eastern slope of the Cap Corse, the pretty marine of Erbalunga, privileged place of the artists. This picturesque fishing village has preserved its Genoese tower. Continuation towards the Eastern Plain which aligns its marinas at the edge of magnificent sandy beaches. At Solenzara, we will fork towards the Larone and Bavella passes to admire the Aiguilles de Bavella. Lunch in a mountain village. Return via Levie and Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano. Free time in Sartene, “the most Corsican of Corsican cities” as Prosper Mérimée wrote. Check-in at the hotel in Sartene or surroundings
Bonifacio and sea tour
Departure for Bonifacio. Embarkation for a sea trip “Caves and Cliffs”. Fish lunch at the restaurant on the sea. Climb up to the citadel by tourist train for a guided tour of the old town.
Ajaccio - Calanques de Piana - Porto
Departure to the imperial city. First discovery of Ajaccio with an orientation tour and a bus ride on the road of the Sanguinaires Islands which ends at the Parata point. Lunch at the restaurant. Guided tour of the imperial city. Then road to Sagone, Cargèse, Piana and its magnificent Calanques, and Porto. Check-in at the hotel.
Corte - L'Ile Rousse
Continuation of the tour towards the Spelunca gorges, Evisa, the forests of Aïtone and Valdo-Niello and the Scala di Santa Regina. Typical lunch. Climb to the citadel of Corte in a small tourist train for a guided tour of the city which conceals a fascinating history. Finally, arrival in Balagne: ride in a small tourist train to the Ile Rousse until the island of Pietra and its superb view on the city and its bay. Check-in at the hotel in Ile Rousse or surroundings.
The old villages of Balagne - Calvi
Guided discovery of the old villages of Balagne. Passage through Corbara, Pigna, Aregno and Sant’Antonino. Lunch at the restaurant. Direction Calvi for a guided visit of the Genoese citadel and its rich heritage. Departure for Bastia through the Agriates desert. Stop in Saint-Florent to enjoy the conviviality of this village life. Check-in at the hotel near Bastia.
Bastia - France
Transfer to Bastia Poretta for the convocation at Bastia airport. Assistance with check-in formalities. Flight to your region.
You will enjoy
A tasting of local products during the tour (cold cuts or jams)
A sea trip to Bonifacio
A musical evening during the tour (with a local Corsican singer)
3* hotels throughout the tour
Discovery of the whole island from north to south and from east to west
Many meals of Corsican specialties