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Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

1. Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

Set sail from Ajaccio or Porticcio on a full-day boat tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Porto. Experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and explore the secluded village for 2 hours. Find a nice restaurant for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the beach. In the winter, the village becomes a virtual backwater with only about 15 residents. Then, venture into the Calanche de Piana to discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity and unique location of the rocks that give a particular aspect to the area.

From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

2. From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

Discover the dramatic landscapes of the south coast of Corsica aboard a cruise boat from Ajaccio on a full-day tour to the commune of Bonifacio and its legendary rock formations. Cruise into the Valinco Gulf for breathtaking views of the coast. See the famous lion-shaped rock of Roccapina and more. Benefit from an informative commentary on the history of Corsica and its traditions along the way. Get a closer look at the rock carving of the Staircase of the King of Aragon, dug by Alfonso V's troops in a single night during the unsuccessful siege of Bonifacio in 1420, according to legend. Marvel at the sea caves in the shape of Napoleon's Hat and the sea stack of the Grain de Sable. Upon arrival in Bonifacio, get 4 hours to explore at leisure and find a nice place for lunch. Catch the mini-train from the port to the citadel in the upper town and back at your convenience. Located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, and separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio, the commune is known for its idyllic beaches and towering cliffs.

E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

3. E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

From the Tourist Office in the downtown area, collect your Peugeot high-end e-bike, equipped with a Bosch engine. With the help of the e-bike you can visit the Napoleonic sites, the old town, the Sanguinaires Islands, and the wonderful bay of Capo di Feno. You will then return to the Tourist Office via an inland route and along the Saint Antoine road pass. In just three and a half hours you can discover many sites on the island, including Bonaparte’s house where Napoleon was born and spent his youth. Beyond the downtown area, you can visit the Parata Genoese tower for a great panoramic view on the Sanguinaires Islands and then continue on to the beautiful beaches of Grand Capo and Petit Capo.

Porticcio: Guiding Kayaking Tour

4. Porticcio: Guiding Kayaking Tour

Meet at the peninsula of Isolella, located on the south side of Ajaccio, about 15 minutes away from Porticcio. Start with an introduction on how to use your two-seater sea kayaks. After some practice, set off to discover the peninsula and its majestic rocky coastline of Sette e Nave. Kayak by the foot of a historic Genovese tower and enjoy a stop for some diving and swimming in the ocean.

From Ajaccio: Lavezzi Islands & Bonifacio Caves Boat Tour

5. From Ajaccio: Lavezzi Islands & Bonifacio Caves Boat Tour

Venture beyond Ajaccio to the Lavezzi Islands archipelago and historic Bonifacio on a full-day tour, including boat transportation and a local guide. Explore the lagoons of the Lavezzi islands, marvel at the caves and steep cliffs of Bouches de Bonifacio, and wander the beaches of Plage de Tivella. Begin your tour with a boat ride from Ajaccio to the Lavezzi Islands archipelago, a collection of granite islands known for their rugged terrain, aquamarine waters, coral reefs, and numerous lagoons. Continue your tour to the Bonifacio to explore the 9th-century city or relax with a long lunch. While in Bonifacio, visit a medieval clifftop citadel or visit the Bastion de L'Etendard museum or L’Escalier du Roi d’Aragon, a 187-step staircase carved into the cliff. Continue to Bonifacio National Park to hike, explore caves, or swim at the Plage de Tivella before heading back to Ajaccio.

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What people are saying about Ajaccio

The boat trip is a bit long but given the splendor of Bonifacio, it's worth the cost. The staff is very pleasant, especially since that day there was sea and many passengers were sick

What a gorgeous place to bike thru. Outside of the bikes being a little uncomfortable due to the seats on the bikes, this was a trip highlight for us.

It is really worth the trip of more than 3 hours to go by boat. Great photos to take

A very nice excursion, the crew is at the top, we had a great time, I recommend

Superb Staff and crew at the top Exceptional sites