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Corsica

Many nicknames adorn the island of Corsica.

The Greeks z. B. gave the island the name "Kalliste, the most beautiful". At 185 km long and 85 km wide, Corsica is a mountain range in the sea.

The 1,000 km long coastline offers small beaches with rocky backdrops and miles of fine sandy beaches, which can be found especially on the northern east coast of Bastia to Solenzara.

At Porto Vecchio are the well-known beaches Palombaggia, Cala Rossa or Sta-Giulia and on the west coast of the Bay of Calvi. In the Ebende fields, fruit trees, vine and eucalyptus groves, further up in the mountain landscape sweet chestnut, cork oak and pine forests, where pigs, goats, cows and donkeys run free, enchant the traveler. The famous strong scent of scrub bushes from countless types of herbs such as myrtle, heather, fern, lavender, thyme, rosemary, etc. - blows every visitor. The high mountain ridge with peaks over 2,000 m high divides the island into two geological zones. The climate is mild. Spring already promises summer, which lasts long into autumn. Monte Cinto, with its 2,710 m, is the highest mountain in Corsica. It is the mountains that give Corsica its special feature. The snow of the mountains is the source of this species-rich vegetation. The history of the island is as varied as the landscape. Numerous invasions have left their mark. The menhirs of Filitosa speak of the first. Then came the Greeks and Romans, Genoese and Pisan. The two latter ones left behind many buildings that are still standing today, such as the watchtowers around the island and the numerous Romanesque churches. French is the official language, but Corsican is still spoken. It sounds like Italian, but is a mixture of Latin, Greek and Italian. The island is also gastronomically diverse: smoked sausage, game and pork in the mountains, fish and shellfish on the coast, flavored with the herbs of the macchia. Cheeses made from goat's and sheep's milk - such as the famous cream cheese "Broccio". In addition a large selection of wines - the Muskateller is very popular .. a wine liquor "Eau de vie" to digest.

Mediterranean beach holiday

Are you ready for the island and want yours? Just leave everyday stress behind? But where is the holiday destination, where you can combine active holidays, sunbathing and Mediterranean culture in an ideal way? Corsica is the answer to all these holiday wishes. You fall in love with this island in the Mediterranean at first sight.

Corsica is a "mountain in the sea" With beautiful beaches and ideal conditions for water lovers and water sports. Thanks to optimum wind conditions, sailing enthusiasts and surfers in Corsica get their money's worth.

With its thousand kilometers of coastline, Corsica is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. Spring lures here already at Easter with mild temperatures to refuel after cold winter days in Germany. Even in autumn you can still enjoy a Corsican Indian summer far into October and often even swim in the sea at 20 degrees.

"Green Heart" for nature lovers

In Corsica, there are a total of five nature reserves. The Regional Nature Park "Parc Régional Naturel de Corse" alone makes up about one-third of the island's area. This makes Corsica a paradise for nature lovers, which has no equal. In fact, no other Mediterranean island is as green as Corsica. The green of the chestnut woods of the Castagniccia, the Mediterranean scrub-scented, green scrub, the centenarian black pines that stick their immense green tops in the Forêt d 'Aitone or the green Restonica Valley are just a few examples. With over 2000 plant species, Corsica offers a stunning variety of colors. In addition, a colorful mixed wildlife m inland: deer, wild boar, foxes, weasels and wild cats, lamb vultures and moufflons

Enchanting coasts

The west coast impresses at the height of the seaside resort of Porto with a coast of red granite cliffs, whose steep walls in vivid contrast to the deep blue of the sea. This stunning stretch of coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Heading south to the fantastic rock formations at Bonifacio, the west coast is dotted with countless small bays. In between are the Napoleonic Ajaccio with a wonderful old town, the small port town of Propriano and the prehistoric sites at Sartène. In the eastern part of the island, Porto Veccio, with its beautiful center, the Place de la République, is lined with small, cozy cafés and shops and its marina. Behind it then miles of fine sandy beaches. From Alèria and Ghisonaccia follow up to Moriani-Plage and Bastia again and again stalls, which are partially lined by beautiful pine groves. Behind Bastia, it goes along pebble beaches on the lonely Cap Corse, wild and sparsely populated. On its western side is the fully protected Côte des Agriates, a rocky landscape dominated by the maquis. The Balagne, with its large tourist resorts of Ile Rousse and Calvi, joins more and more mildly.

Grandiose nature

Surrounded by the turquoise-blue shimmering sea, Corsica, just because of its many contrasts, seems to have its own little world for itself. On the one hand the terrific play of the waves, which, day after day, with their unbridled power, flush new patterns into the steep coast, and on the other, this overwhelming flora and fauna that spreads its green coat in the heart of the island. Corsica owes its real charm to its hinterland. '' La Corse profonde '' the heart of Corsica, where life goes its own way. Humans have preserved their originality in an impressive way, and can not be disturbed by anything or anyone. In many places, free-ranging pigs and cows characterize the street scene and join the rhythm of life of the cheerful Corsicans. Away from the main roads on the coast, there are mighty pine forests and countless, clear rivers that invite you to cool off. It will leave your customers no choice but to become one with nature. Legendary stories are told in the interior of Corsica. This small but multi-faceted island is just waiting to captivate your customers, because no one escapes the magic of Corsica.

Spring  -  Autumn

Corsica, the "Ile de Beauté", the island of beauty, as the French call it, towers, with its 2,700 m high Beregn, like a mountain from the sea. The 1,000 km of coastline also offers an unforgettable, varied landscape. These contrasts make Corsica a unique island. In every season, this unique patch of earth is a place of ecstasy and enchantment.

In the spring

Corsica, the "Ile de Beauté", the island of beauty, as the French call it, towers, with its 2,700 m high Beregn, like a mountain from the sea. The 1,000 km of coastline also offers an unforgettable, varied landscape. These contrasts make Corsica a unique island. In every season, this unique patch of earth is a place of ecstasy and enchantment.

Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons in Corsica. From early March to mid-June, the flowering vegetation is at its peak. The macchia, a wildly proliferating evergreen landscape of trees unfolds its full splendor in this time. The mild and clear air can be seen up to the still snow covered mountain peaks.

In the autumn

Even in the fall, there are many wonderful moments. When the summer heat is replaced by a mild warmth, the "second spring" begins in Corsica. The landscape, dried up by the summer, is revived and awakens in new green. Streams fill up again with water and occasional rain showers give the landscape new power.

Enjoy active

Enjoying holidays is not just lazing on the beach. With interesting leisure activities, a Corsican holiday can be an active experience. Whether on foot, on horseback or on the bicycles sports activities are no limits. The rocky west coast and the feisandige east coast of Corsica reflect the change, which Ire customers expects sporty.

To go biking

The many small streets and paths invite touring riders or occasional cyclists to scenic and highly varied bike tours. Mountain bikers can let off steam in Corsica to their heart's content. If this is too exhausting, explore the island by scooter. You can rent these, as well as bicycles, directly in most resorts.

hike

For hikers, there are trails for every level in Corsica depending on your physical condition. The most well-known, but also the most difficult hiking route is the long-distance hiking trail GR 20.

horse riding

For riders in Corsica over 2,000 kilometers of riding trails in breathtaking scenery are developed. Whether a short exit over the beach or in several days of hiking through the chestnut forests, for every horse friend there is something suitable. For beginners, there are numerous riding stables, which also like to teach.

Canoe-kayak

While advanced kayakers will find their way to the sea in often narrow and steep canyons between huge blocks and over slides and garbage, beginners will find fun on the more open sections near the sea. The selection of streams and river sections is huge. For beginners as well as for professionals, Corsica offers the right waters. When in the spring the streams swell to true white waters, the international elite meets here for canoe races

Climb

For mountaineers, Corsica is a climbing eldorado with more than 50 mountains over 2,000 meters of altitude. For less experienced climbers will find on the island a variety n professional climbing instructors

Residence Acqua Bella.

Located in Avillanella, just 150m from a large sandy beach accessible via a footpath, this residence is the perfect choice for a relaxing beach holiday in Corsica

   
   
   
   
   
   

Algajola

The small fortified and Phoenician-founded town with its shady square lined with old plane trees, is located on a beautiful bay with a long sandy beach, on the northwest coast, about 15km north of Calvi. Excursion tips: with the small "Wildwestzug" to Calvi or Ile Rousse, on foot or by car in the old villages of the Balagne, the granary of Corsica (especially St-Antonio, one of the most beautiful villages on the island), airport: Calvi (approx. 15 km).

Ajaccio

The largest city in Corsica is on the west coast, on the 14 km wide Gulf of Ajaccio. There Napoleon was on 15 August 1769; born. Worth seeing are the old town, the birthplace of Napoleon, the Museum Fesch, spacious squares with palm trees and plane trees, elegant boutiques, the colorful market and the beach promenade. Cafes, bars and restaurants also provide evening entertainment. Between Ajaccio and 12 km away Pointe des Sanguinaires there are many small sandy coves. Excursion tips: the Calanches of Piana, train ride to Vizzavona. Airport: Ajaccio (10 km) / Calvi (159 km).

Bonifacio

The southernmost town in France and probably the most charming city in Corsica. Built on 60 m high limestone rocks, lapped by the sea from three sides, in a natural harbor. Narrow and winding streets lead through the old city. Restaurants, cafes, bars. From the seafaring cemetery you can see as far as Sardinia and reach the harbor promenade via the steps of the King of Aragon (187 steps). A boat trip to the beautiful caves and the Lavezzi islands is definitely worthwhile. In the area all water sports, golf course of Sperone (one of the most beautiful in the world). Hiking in the Bavella massif, swimming in the beautiful sandy and rocky creeks of Santa Manza and Rondinara. Airport: Bastia (about 150 km) / Ajaccio (about 130 km).

Calvi

The historic city of Calvi is located in the northwest of the island, its citadel with the upper town rises on a spewing into the sea rocky mountain, the 6 km long sandy beach is lined with pine trees. Excursion tips: boat trips along the coast, the old villages in the Balagne, the Calanches of Piana. Airport: Calvi. (about 5 km).

Erbalunga

Peaceful, small fishing village in Cap Corse, about 12km north of Bastia. The most beautiful part of the harbor is at the pier, opposite the Genoese tower. As a painter's nest it attracts numerous visitors. A classical music festival takes place in August. Directly behind the village rise d mountains to 1300 man. Airport: Bastia (30 km) / Calvi (100 km).

Folelli / Figareto

The town of Folelli and the hamlet of Figareto are located in the region of Castagniccia on the north east coast, each about 30 km and 40 km south of Bastia and 8 and 4 km from Moriani Plage. The area is known for its flat sandy beaches. The beautiful mountain villages with their baroque churches, narrow streets and the shady maquis with sweet chestnuts offer a refreshing change from the sea. Typical cuisine in the local restaurants. Excursions: Bastis, Cap Corse. Airport: Bastia (22 km) / Calvi (105 km).

Lido de la Marana

Lido de la Marana is a tourist center about 10 km south of Bastia, on the huge lagoon on the "Etang de Biguglia" with miles of flat-sloping sandy beaches and pine forests. The Etang is a bird nature reserve. Excursion tips: famous Pisan church La Canonica, Bastia with its old town, the citadel and the old port, the Cap Corse, St-Florent, the nearby mountain villages. Airport: Bastia (10 km) / Calvi (110 km).

Macinaggio

Charming marina, located in the northeast of Cap Corse, in front of beautiful mountain scenery. The historic harbor is lined with old houses. In the north of the village are beautiful bays and sandy beaches. Excursion tips: the village of Rogliano, the windmill Mattei for the unique panoramic view, tour around the cap to the west coast. Airport: Bastia (about 48 km) / Calvi (about 130 km).

Moriani plague

The small seaside resort is located near the sea on the east coast, about 45 km south of Bastia, with a beautiful, miles long sandy beach. Excursions to the mountain villages of the wooded, mountainous hinterland, to Bastia, Calvi, Bonifacio. Airport: Bastia (25 km) / Calvi (130 km).

Postage

The small town is located on the west coast on the famous Gulf of Porto, framed by bizarre rock walls. Photogenic sunset over fiery red rocks. The landmark of the place is the Genoese watchtower. Hiking in the Calanches of Piana and the Speluncaschlucht. Excursion tips: Cargese, Ajaccio. Airport: Ajaccio (about 92 km) / Calvi (about 80 km).

Porto Vecchio

Lively marina and beautiful old town in a wide bay, on the southeast coast, about 25km from Bonifacio. In the area there are numerous beaches of heavenly beauty: Cala Rossa, Palombaggia and Santa Giulia. Trips to Bonifacio, Sartene. Airport: Bastia (about 129 km) / Ajaccio (about 140 km).

Propriano

The small lively seaside resort with harbor is located on the south west coast, about 70 km from Ajaccio, in the protection of the beautiful Gulf of Valinco. Trips to the prehistoric site of Filitosa, the town of Sartene and further south Bonifacio. Airport: Ajaccio (about 65 km).

St-Florent

Beautiful fishing village and marina on the same Gulf on the north-west coast. Small cozy old town and Genoese citadel. All water sports, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops. Excursion tips: Boat trips to the beautiful sand beach of Saleccia, Patrimonio and its wine cellars, tour around the Cap, the Agri desert, Rousse, Calvi, Bastia. Airport: Bastia (42 km) / Calvi (60 km)..

Venaco

The small village is located in the heart of Corsica 600 m above the sea overlooking the Vecchio valley, 12 km south of Corte, in the direction of Col de Vizzavona and Ajaccio. Ideal starting point to many hiking possibilities: Tavignanotal, Restoniaschlucht, Meiosee, Rotondomassiv. The train ride through the mountains to Ajaccio is recommended and quite adventurous. Airport: Bastia (95 km) / Calvi (110 km).

Zonza / Bavella

Small, very scenic location with a rural atmosphere at 800 m altitude, surrounded by chestnut and pine forests. Cross point of tourist excursions. Walks and climbing tours: in the north Quenza and the Bavellamassiv, in the south of the Alta Rocca, rich in prehistoric history, and the Ospedalemassiv. The mountainous acting Aiguilles of Bavella are also called the Dolomites of Corsica, with rugged rock towers of almost 2000 meters in height they look high alpine. The area is part of the Corsican Regional Park Airport: Bastia (127 km) / Calvi (180 km).

Geography:

Corsica has 8,720 square kilometers of land. As '' mountain in the sea '', the highest peak Monte Cinto is 2.706m high, the island perches in the Mediterranean about 180 km south of Nice and about 80 km west of Livorno.

Climate:

The coast is dominated by the typical Mediterranean climate, followed by a mild winter on hot summer days. Other laws apply in the mountainous interior, where with the altitude, even in summer, the temperatures drop.

Travel time:

Especially from mid-July to mid-August there is a lot of activity and a wide range of markets, festivals and events. Spring can already bring summery temperatures for our conditions.

Accommodation:

Along the coast there are apartments and hotels of all categories, in the hinterland, the offers are smaller and more rural

Car:

Rental cars can be rented at all airports, in large cities and in the tourist centers, as long as you have had your driver's license for at least 3 years. Price information directly: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Citer, Rent a car, Sixt.

The Corsica & Sardinia Ferries is the most experienced private shipping company on this route. In addition to Nice, Savona and Livorno, a connection is also offered from Toulon. Destinations in Corsica are Ajaccio, Calvi and as main destination Bastia. Gorgenstr. 38.80799 Munich
 Tel .: 089-389991-0,
 Fax: 089-338576
http://corsicaferries.com

The Moby-Lines Europe (the one with the blue whale at the bow) also offers connections between Genoa or Livorno and Bastia. The ferry service runs between April and September. Wilhelmstr.36-38, 65183 Wiesbaden
 Tel .: 0611-1402-0
 Fax: 0611-1402-244
info@moby-lines.de

Happy Lines drives from LA SPEZIA (Italy) to Bastia in the season. c / o IKON Travel Agency Gmbh
 Schwanthaler Str. 31/1, 80339 Munich
 Tel .: 089-550 10 41,
 Fax: 089-59 84 25
 Throughout the year, SNCM-Ferryterranée connects you from France from Corsica to the mainland. The NGV speedboat creates the connection Nice-Calvi in ​​just 3 hours Berliner Str. 31-35, 65760 Eschborn
 Tel .: 06196-429111,
 Fax: 06196-483015
sncm.de

The AIR FRANCE offers daily connections from Bastia, Ajaccio and Calvi to Paris (Orly). From most German airports, Corsica can be reached with a stopover in Lyon or Nice.

Connections via Nice and Marseille are possible with the LUFTHANSA.

Current flights can be found online in the two databases of
www.flug366.de

 

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