Frequently described as a “mountain in the sea” Corsica is an ideal place for an outdoor adventure. At a total distance of 1,000km, the Corsican coastline is the most varied of French coastlines, whilst the interior boasts a back-bone of ruggedly beautiful mountains. This diverse terrain is conducive to all sorts of activities, including walking, trail-running, rock climbing, canyoning, golf and horse-riding. The winding mountain roads are perfect for challenging the most discerning road cyclists, whilst the Corsican coast provides ample opportunities for all kinds of water sports whether yachting, kayaking, kite-surfing and diving to name a few. It’s all out there for the taking.
Corsica is an island proud of its heritage. Distinct from mainland France, its history is made up of island life, mountain life and a life which has been threatened by invasions throughout the centuries. 16th century Genoese towers guard the rugged Corsican coastline, whilst ancient stone menhirs and megaliths provide a backdrop of 8,000 years of human history. Polyphonic singing is the very essence of Corsica and this rich cultural experience will leave you feeling humbled. Whether you wish to explore the birth place of Napoleon (the imperial city of Ajaccio), visit the wide variety of churches and museums or simply soak up the Corsican way of life in a café overlooking the sea, Corsica has culture in abundance.
“First, we eat, then we do everything else.” - M.F.K Fisher
To understand others, is to share food with others and no holiday would be complete without a local culinary experience. With our local knowledge, we can help you get the most out of your holiday. Let us book hotels with Michelin stars, suggest restaurants that use the best produce, or let you know about the markets from where you can buy a whole range of local specialities. The Corsican “Holy Trinity” of cheese, meats and chestnuts are out there for you to experience. Visit a bergerie (shepherd hut) to experience the fresh Corsican brocciu cheese, spend time in the mountains where pigs roam free and take sustenance from the humble chestnut, drink the local chestnut beer or dine on an island formed only from discarded mussel shells cultivated there since Roman times.
Corsica has a long history in wine-making and over the last decade has been going from strength to strength in its high-quality wine production. Whether you wish to spend an afternoon wine-tasting or craft a whole holiday that takes in the varied wine producers across the island, there is something here for everyone.
There are plenty of reasons to come to Corsica on a romantic holiday or for a honeymoon. Corsica is a discreet destination and is comparatively quiet for such an impressive island. There are plenty of places where you can enjoy a beach or a river to yourself, watch the sunset or the sunrise. Pamper yourselves in gorgeous accommodation, eat excellent food or enjoy the intimacy of a luxury campervan.
Let yourself be pampered at one of the many hotels offering spa treatments. Take a moment to enjoy yoga at sunrise on the beach, or simply let the laid back Corsican life-style wash away your stresses and strains.