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Corsican Discovery Tour .

8 days and 7 nights

Family Tour AutoTour
  • Keywords : Family tour, Autotour, France, Corsica
  • Category : TEMPLATE
  • Duration : 8 Days
  • Valid days : 7 Days

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…

Itinerary map

Itinerary map

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Bastia - Folelli

Pick Up of your Rental Car at the Airport

At your arrival at the airport a rental car of category A will be at your disposal. Thus, you can move freely and comfortably around the island. On the day of departure you will drop off the vehicle at the airport.

Inclusive: airport charge, insurances (CDW, THF), LAF, without mileage limitation. The charges for optional accessory are to be paid on-site : Additional driver, young driver extra charge - 25 years, GPS, One way.



Dinner and Overnight stay in a Hotel near the sea

Included : car rental, airport charge, insurances (CDW, THF), LAF, without mileage limitation , bedroom and breakfast, dinner

Day 2: Bastia - Penta-di-Casinca - Folelli

Suggestion: Free Visit of Bastia


Take a stroll through the historic city of Bastia and immerse yourself in the easygoing Mediterranean ambiance. Browse the abundant colorful markets, and soak up the cheerful atmosphere of a typical lively Corsican market. The stalls are abound with appetizing, mostly traditionally produced goods.


Cheese, fish, sea food, cold cuts, salami, honey, olives, wine and many other regional delicatessen are praised with the typical Mediterranean loquaciousness. The Musée de Bastia offers an entertaining and instructional time journey through the history of the city.


The city also proposes sightseeing tours by bus or tourist train.



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.


Dinner and Overnight stay in a Hotel near the sea

Included : bedroom and breakfast, dinner

Day 3: Bonifacio - Pianottoli-Caldarello

Suggestion: Visit of Bonifacio



On your way to Bonifacio you will drive through the Plaine Orientale alongside the rocky landscape of the Alta Rocca and the massif of Les Aiguilles de Bavella. You will pass through the lively port city of Porto Vecchio, a popular tourist destination. It name means “old port” which may refer to the Roman port that left traces in the vicinity. The old upper town is definitely worth a visit!



You will reach the southern tip of Corsica in less than three hours. The picturesque port city of Bonifacio is enclosed in the Calanque de Fazia, an impressing fjord-like bay. The narrow medieval town is built on a rocky chalk-white limestone promontory shaped by wind, waves and spray.



Throughout history it was the theatre of many armed conflicts and therefore built into a fortress. The first walls of the citadel were raised in the 9th century. From the cliffs you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view over the Strait of Bonifacio (the sea gate between Corsica and Sardinia) and the International Maritime Park, one of the most remarkable natural sites in the Western Mediterranean.



Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel U Libecciu

Included : bedroom and breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Day 4: Pianottoli-Caldarello

Suggestion: Beach Day at the Southern Tip of Corsica

Spend a day of sweet doing nothing on the dream beach of Roccapina which is popular for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear shallow waters – the ideal bathing spot for children! In the background above you, you can admire the Genoese Tower and “the Lion of Roccapina”, a fascinating rocky formation shaped like a lion.


Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel U Libecciu

Included : bedroom and breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Day 5: Sartène - Porto - Ajaccio

Suggestion: Visit of Sartène

Sartène, “the most Corsican of all Corsican cities“ 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 delicatessen. Most shops propose tastings, why not treat yourself?

One of the city’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.

Trip from Ajaccio to Porto

Your trip from Ajaccio to Porto will take two hours. From Ajaccio you will head north via the Coastal Road (route de la côte). You will pass through the towns of Sagone and Cargèse before taking the road uphill in direction of the high plateau of Piana where you will drive through an amazing rocky landscape before reaching Porto.



Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel Stella Marina

Included : bedroom and breakfast, dinner

Day 6: Évisa - Porto

Suggestion: Hike into the Heart of the Forest Aïtone

The forest Aïtone is situated at the foot of the pass Col de Vergio near the village of Evisa, and reaches an altitude of 2000 m. It offers one of the most amazing sceneries the Isle of Beauty has to offer. You may choose a relaxing walk or rather opt for a challenging hike.

On the island of contrasts, the green lush forest is a natural wonder in the middle of an arid rocky hinterland. You will find rare bird species and may even come across a cow or a wild pig… Crystal clear torrents and gushing cascades cross the scenery and invite to a dip into the pure water!

Suggestion: Boat Trip through the Natural Maritime Reserve of Scandola

Take an unforgettable boat trip through the natural maritime reserve of Scandola (on the UNESCO World Heritage list), and the wild landscape of the Calanches 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.



Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel Stella Marina

Included : bedroom and breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Galéria - Calvi - L'Île-Rousse - 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-kilometer-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 colorful Marina, one of the islands most beautiful gulfs, extends to a five-kilometer-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!

Half board in a hotel 3* near Saint Florent ( dinner)

Included : bedroom and breakfast, dinner

Day 8: Saint-Florent - Bastia

Suggestion: Free Day in Saint-Florent


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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.



Trip back to Bastia Airport. You will drop off your car at the airport and leave it with your car rental company.

HOTELS

Dinner and Night at the Hotel at the beach - Folelli

Level : Hotel 3*

The hotel complex San Pellegrino is located on the beach between sea and wooded hills, at the foot of the beautiful hill land Castagniccia and the refreshing source Orezza. It stretches over a three-hectare large site planted with trees and flowers that opens to a large fine sandy beach. It faces the famous islands Elba and Monte Cristo and is not far from the picturesque mountain villages of Casinca. It disposes of two tennis courts, a volleyball ground and a game room. It is the ideal setting for sun bathers, nature and beach lovers, as well as sports enthusiasts. The complex consists of bungalows with a total of a 100 rooms (some with an equipped kitchenette) and feature: air conditioning, safety deposit box, WIFI, a king size bed or two single beds plus convertible sofa, phone, TV, small fridge, bathroom with shower, bidet, sink, hair dryer, and a private terrace with table and chairs. Daily cleaning service. A developed beach with a restaurant (WIFI connection) and a snack bar with barbecue are at the disposal of the hotel guests. Private (not guarded) parking area. Buffet breakfast. The tourist’s tax is to be paid on-site.

Hôtel u libecciu - Pianottoli-Caldarello

Level : Hotel 3*

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. This hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is surrounded by Cagna Mountains and vineyards. It offers 2 tennis courts, a spa center and an outdoor pool with a fully furnished terrace. Hotel Rooms: 80. Each air conditioned room at the Hotel Club U Libecciu has simple decor. They are equipped with Satellite TV and a private bathroom. Most rooms are serviced by an elevator. The restaurant offers traditional cuisine with Corsican and seafood specialties. Meals are served in the dining room or on the terrace. Guests can enjoy a drink at the hotel’s bar. A diving club and water sports facilities are available at the Hotel Club U Libecciu. Guests can explore the region by bike or boat, with rental access for both on site. Figari is 8 km away, the hotel is 27.4 km from Porto Vecchio and 14.5 km from Bonifacio Airport. The tourist tax is to be paid on site.

Hotel Stella Marina - Serriera

Level : Hotel 3*

You will stay in a hotel located in the charming small town of Serriera, near the beautiful beach of Bussaglia in the Parc naturel régional de Corse classified by Unesco. The accommodation includes no less than 20 rooms equipped with all modern comforts. You will stay in a double room overlooking the sea and the mountains. It is equipped with : direct dial telephone - air conditioning - satellite TV - private bathroom with toilet - hairdryer and loggia. The hotel also features quality facilities such as a private car park, a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, where you can take a swim, a restaurant preparing local culinary specialties, a bar where you can drink delicious cocktails, and a terrace exposed for sunbathing. The tourist tax is to be paid on site.

Night in hotel 3*Bellevue - superior sea side view room - Saint-Florent

Level : Hotel 3*

This property is a 8-minute walk from the beach. Set within a 1-hectare park with direct beach access, The hotel is 150 m from the port town of Saint Florent. It offers free Wi-Fi, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. A flat-screen TV, heating and a fridge are provided in each guest room. Each room looks out on the village or the sea and some rooms have a balcony. A buffet breakfast is available every morning and in the evening, Mediterranean dishes can be sampled in the hotel’s restaurant. The hotel is 25 km from Bastia Port and 35 km from Bastia Airport. Free private parking is available on site. Vacation Tax has to be payed on the site

Base 2 persons : price from 631.00 EUROS
Base 4 persons : price from 627.00 EUROS