Things to do in Balagne

Our most recommended things to do in Balagne

4x4 Agriates Desert and Beach Excursion from Calvi

1. 4x4 Agriates Desert and Beach Excursion from Calvi

Discover the Agriates desert on this 4x4 excursion. See the area's unique fauna and flora, as well as some unusual spots like caves, troglodyte shelters, abandoned villages, and sheep sheds. After pickup from Calvi, head for the desert in an air-conditioned vehicle. Hear interesting facts and stories about the island from your guides as you explore. In the desert, admire the diverse natural landscapes, lush vegetation and keep an eye out for the many species of birds, butterflies, and rare plants. Stop for 4 hours at one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches in Corsica: Ghignu. Swim in the clear turquoise water or relax on the pure shores of the coast.

From Calvi/Ile Rousse: Corsican Old Villages Day Tour

2. From Calvi/Ile Rousse: Corsican Old Villages Day Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Calvi, Lumio, Algajola, Ile Rousse, or Lozari. Depart at 9 AM and drive to the most beautiful villages of the Balagne region, including Lumio, Sant'Antonino - certified as the "Most beautiful village in France", Pigna, Ile Rousse, Calenzana, and Monte Maggiore. Your guide will explain the story of Corsica island through the wonderful adventures of Pascal Paoli, father of democracy and the Corsican nation. Continue the adventure along the steep roads of Reginu Valley as you discover the secret villages perched on top of the rocky hilltop in the heart of untouched nature. During the day, the guide will share his passion and love for the island, and unveil its secrets as you embark on this unforgettable tour. Stop for lunch in a timeless setting, before cooling off in the waters of the Mediterranean. Return back to Calvi or Ile Rousse for 6 PM.

Calvi: Asco Valley 4x4 Day Tour with Guide

3. Calvi: Asco Valley 4x4 Day Tour with Guide

Enjoy a day of 4×4 fun as you travel around the slopes of Monte Cinto to explore the Asco Valley and its river. With its high peaks and plunging gorges cut out of granite, the Valley is a hub of rich flora and fauna growing in unusual little places waiting to be discovered. Admire the amazing landscapes between mountain and river and marvel at the shades of blue all around you from the sky to the water. Then, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water of the river and enjoy a 2-hour stop to relax and hang out. Chill under the sun, or cool down in the shade under a parasol provided by your guide. Learn all about the island from your passionate local guide, and listen to the secrets of the land on this unforgettable tour.

From Calvi: Agriate Guided Jeep Tour to Lotu and Saleccia

4. From Calvi: Agriate Guided Jeep Tour to Lotu and Saleccia

Time stops and immersion in "the attic of Corsica"! As rich in history as in vegetation, we set off to discover an extraordinary site combining maquis and beaches worthy of the Caribbean... The Agriates desert is a micro-region that is desert only in name! Planted with Mediterranean vegetation that is traditionally found in the maquis, such as holm oaks, olive trees or even heather and myrtles. The 13km of 4x4 track will offer us the possibility of admiring extraordinary points of view, of discovering the history of the site with the many mullers (pagliaghji) - small stone constructions with roofs covered with earth - which mark out the territory and which are the witnesses of intense past agro-pastoral activities, but also to meet the wild fauna populating the desert (cows, warblers, grass snakes, peregrine falcons etc…) At the arrival of the track, stop on the beaches of Lotu and Saleccia (protected natural areas), land of the Conservatoire de l'espace littoral, real paradises on earth... or rather maritime! Fine white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, sea bream, cuttlefish and other “inhabitants”… get your masks and snorkels on!! For those who wish, it is possible to go for a "short" hike on part of the customs path between the beaches of Lotu and Saleccia. (1h15 on average).

From Calvi: 4x4 Day Tour Mountain & Agriates' Saleccia Beach

5. From Calvi: 4x4 Day Tour Mountain & Agriates' Saleccia Beach

Start your day bright and early and head to one of the most visited panoramic sights of Corsica. Marvel at the stunning sea views and take in the fresh ocean air as you listen to your local guide tell the tales of the land and reveal its secrets. Next, drive to an altitude of 1200 m to enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree view out over the north of the island. Admire the view of Cap Corse, the Revellata Peninsula that stretches beyond Calvi, as well as the highest summit in the Balagne area, the Monte Padru which sits at 2392 m. Continue on through the centenarian rows of olive-trees in the Reginu Valley as you head to the next spot to enjoy a local lunch made with fresh regional produce. Journey on to Saleccia Beach one of the most beautiful in Corsica and hidden in the heart of the Agriates desert. Enjoy a 2-hour stop here to swim, and take a dip in the refreshing waters or relax in the shade underneath a parasol before heading back to Calvi.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 668 reviews

Awesome! We booked the tour in advance and everything was super easy with Get Your Guide. The landing stage was quickly found on site. We had a very personable guide who spoke French and English. The boat is clean and comfortable, everything top! In between we stopped once so that you could go snorkeling (equipment is available on board). Then we continued to the fishing village of Girolata. Beautiful place and very good food! The boat tour was really fantastic and the 6 hours just flew by. Highly Recommended!

Beautiful tour to Scandola National Park, where you can only get there by boat. The guide told us the most important things about Scandola in both French and English. The stay in Girolata was also very nice! It is advisable to take water with you as there is nothing to drink on board. You get a small local and very tasty beer after snorkeling. There are toilets and restaurants in the village of Girolata. We had snacks with us and explored the village on foot. The tour was very worthwhile and just beautiful!

We had a great day despite a slightly rainy departure from Calvi, very quickly on the boat we found the sun again, the landscapes are magnificent. the pilots very pleasant, attentive and attentive, they have a sense of humor which does not spoil anything and know how to take us to places of breathtaking beauty. We highly recommend this team

The guide Capucine was really nice and her colleague Damien too. A real pleasure to share this moment with them. The journey itself is rather calm, there is little off-roading. Several stops allow you to punctuate the journey and take photos. The stop in the natural swimming pool is magnificent! We highly recommend

very good off road driver. Comfortable 4x4 car. Driver was also a guide and gave a tour more personal touch.