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    The Isle of Beauty: Exploring Corsica’s Most Beautiful Natural and Built Landscapes

    The Isle of Beauty: Exploring Corsica’s Most Beautiful Natural and Built Landscapes
    Starts from

    Ajaccio

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    30

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    613 km

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Ajaccio

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    613 km

    Natural AttractionsActive Leisure
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    Highlights

    • Take a boat trip around the breathtaking Scandola Nature Reserve.
    • Follow shady paths along the dramatic Spelunca Gorge.
    • Paddle along the Tagnone River to a turtle beach.
    • Lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets around Bastia’s Citadel.
    • Enjoy the fruits of the land – sample the local wines and liqueurs.
    Corsica is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean and is nicknamed the ‘Isle of Beauty’. And that’s the theme of this trip – to uncover some of the island’s most beautiful natural and built landscapes. Along the way, you’ll also get the chance to learn more about the fascinating history and culture of the island, and taste some of its delicious food and wines.
    The trip takes in some of the most incredible scenery around North and Central Corsica, including the Gulf of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Calanques de Piana and Scandola Nature Reserve. The enormous red cliffs contrasting with the turquoise waters along this coastline are best seen from the water; there’s a boat trip built into the itinerary.
    Sticking with the water theme, there’s also the beautiful lagoon and wetlands of Bigguglia to explore, as well as the Tagnone River, where you can kayak or paddleboard.
    Corsica also has some dramatic gorges and river valleys, which you will also explore on this trip, including a walk through Spelunca Gorge and a drive along Restonica river valley. Also included are the fabulous beaches of Cap Corse; from the dramatic black pebble beach in Nonzu to the white sands of Barcaggio.
    It’s not all about the natural landscapes, though. Corsica also has some delightful towns and villages to explore; from the Plus Beaux village of Nonza to the historic towns of Bastia and Corte with their grand citadels.
    To make sure you experience the island with all your senses, there’s some delicious local food to try, as well as a visit to a lovely old winery and an award-winning distillery. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    Corsica is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean and is nicknamed the ‘Isle of Beauty’. And that’s the theme of this trip – to uncover some of the island’s most beautiful natural and built landscapes. Along the way, you’ll also get the chance to learn more about the fascinating history and culture of the island, and taste some of its delicious food and wines.
    The trip takes in some of the most incredible scenery around North and Central Corsica, including the Gulf of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Calanques de Piana and Scandola Nature Reserve. The enormous red cliffs contrasting with the turquoise waters along this coastline are best seen from the water; there’s a boat trip built into the itinerary.
    Sticking with the water theme, there’s also the beautiful lagoon and wetlands of Bigguglia to explore, as well as the Tagnone River, where you can kayak or paddleboard.
    Corsica also has some dramatic gorges and river valleys, which you will also explore on this trip, including a walk through Spelunca Gorge and a drive along Restonica river valley. Also included are the fabulous beaches of Cap Corse; from the dramatic black pebble beach in Nonzu to the white sands of Barcaggio.
    It’s not all about the natural landscapes, though. Corsica also has some delightful towns and villages to explore; from the Plus Beaux village of Nonza to the historic towns of Bastia and Corte with their grand citadels.
    To make sure you experience the island with all your senses, there’s some delicious local food to try, as well as a visit to a lovely old winery and an award-winning distillery. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    • Take a boat trip around the breathtaking Scandola Nature Reserve.
    • Follow shady paths along the dramatic Spelunca Gorge.
    • Paddle along the Tagnone River to a turtle beach.
    • Lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets around Bastia’s Citadel.
    • Enjoy the fruits of the land – sample the local wines and liqueurs.

    Travel itinerary

    A Boat Trip and a Stunning Gorge
    7 Activities

    Day 1

    107 km1 km

    A Boat Trip and a Stunning Gorge

    Today’s trip starts with a drive through an incredibly beautiful area, the Calanche de Piana, before taking a boat trip to the wonderful Scandola Nature Reserve. In the afternoon, you walk into the magnificent Spelunca Gorge before ending the day at the lovely village of Evisa.
    An Old Citadel and a Mountain Valley
    8 Activities

    Day 2

    171 km2 km

    An Old Citadel and a Mountain Valley

    The first stop of today is at the university town of Corte where you will spend this morning exploring the magnificent citadel and the surrounding steep, cobbled alleyways, before driving along the breathtaking Restonica river valley. After lunch, there’s time to chill-out and swim at a river beach before overnight in the beach town of St Florent.
    The Delights of Cap Corse
    8 Activities

    Day 3

    134 km

    The Delights of Cap Corse

    This day will be spent exploring the Cap Corse peninsula; one of the most beautiful parts of the island. The villages are picturesque, the beaches are gorgeous, and the views are to die for. Throw in some Genoese towers and it’s the perfect day out.
    Lagoons, Citadels, and Liqueurs
    7 Activities

    Day 4

    200 km375 m

    Lagoons, Citadels, and Liqueurs

    This day's trip begins with a visit to the historic areas of Bastia to see the old port and the Citadel before moving on to Biguglia Lagoon for a walk around the nature reserve and a delightful lunch. In the afternoon, you'll paddle along a picturesque river where you might spot turtles, followed by a visit to a distillery for some fruit liqueur tasting before heading back to Ajaccio.
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