Corsica - beach, culture, and mountain holidays all in one
- Sand beaches in Ghisonacchia and Calvi.
- Sailing, surfing, and diving spots.
- Donkey tours, a turtle park, and rope climbing gardens.
- Hiking in the high mountains.
Corsica is not called the miniature continent for nothing. The French Mediterranean island is very diverse. The coast with its fine sandy beaches and rugged cliffs often merges directly into markant mountain peaks. From Calenzana, the over 100 mile long GR 20 long-distance hiking trail leads right through the wild and romantic high mountains to Conca. For example, the Roccapina discovery trail offers family-friendly day trips. In Haute Corse, many river bays invite you to take a refreshing dip, such as in the valley of the Fango River or in the high forest of Aitone.
Shopping, sightseeing, and on donkey backs through the mountains
Bastia, the old harbour town in northern Corsica, offers a Mediterranean ambience with its marina and citadel. You can take a trip through history in Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. His birthplace in Rue Saint-Charles now houses a museum. More than 150 turtles of different species can be visited in the park of Ucciani. Or you can let yourself be carried by donkeys or horses around Monte Cinto - in the northwest of Corsica, in the Balagne wine-growing region.
All for the beach holiday
The white sandy beaches at the Plage de Palombaggia offer you almost Caribbean flair. Families with children feel particularly at home in the shallow sandy bay of Calvi. Many popular campsites on the Mediterranean island are located on the climatically favoured east coast, on the wide sandy beach of Ghisonacchia. Here you can also rent pedal boats, windsurfing equipment, or a sailboat. Especially cosy beach bars can be found in Santa Giulia near Porto Vecchio. Adventurers can book sea kayak tours along the Corsican cliffs - or look at the spectacular mountains rising from the sea on a paragliding tandem flight from above. There’s also climbing as you clamber majestically in one of the approximately 15 Corsican high rope gardens, for example in Ghisonacchia and Gisoni.