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From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

1. From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

Embark on a boat tour and take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery and the Citadel. See the Parata tower and the Sanguinaires islands, a Natura 2000 site. During the tour, enjoy commentary about Ajaccio Bay and the history of the city. Stop at Mezumare, the largest island in the Sanguinaires archipelago, accessible only by boat. The island is home to a number of rare animal species. Enjoy a 1-hour stopover for a swim, or for a walk to the Alphonse Daudet lighthouse and semaphore. You'll also see the ruins of the Lazaretto, used by coral fishermen, in quarantine after returning from Africa.

Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

2. Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve and visit the charming village of Girolata as you embark on a boat tour off Porto on the coast of Corsica. Sail in silence on the waters of the reserve on an eco-friendly hybrid boat and enjoy access to prime seating thanks to priority boarding. Meet the ship’s friendly crew who will assist you with the boarding process and then set off to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Nature Reserve, which is only accessible by sea and subject to strict protection. See coastal caves and observe diverse marine life and seabirds, such as ospreys and peregrine falcons, from a respectable distance so as not to disturb the natural environment. Learn about the reserve’s ecology through live French commentary throughout the tour. Stop for 30 minutes in the remote and quaint coastal village of Girolata, surrounded by the sea and only accessible by boat. Walk around the village or cool off with a swim and be on the lookout for the resident wild cows that roam the streets, cafés, and beach of Girolata. Upgrade and extend your experience with an optional trip to the stunning Calanche de Piana rock formation. Admire a beautiful pink granite geological landscape, which has been uniquely created from centuries of strong winds and sea spray.

Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

3. Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

Hop on board the new and beautiful Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. With a capacity of only 12 passengers, settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, gliding for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica before entering the UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural reserve of Scandola. Cruise near to the coast and slowly through the beautiful water, allowing you to absorb every detail and even uncover hidden corners of this unique site. As the sun goes down, savor a Corsican aperitif and this unforgettable moment. After a stunning 3-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

Ajaccio Sightseeing Tour

4. Ajaccio Sightseeing Tour

Depart from Place Foch and drive along De Gaulle Square to see the statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio´s most famous figure, and his 4 brothers. Along the Austerlitz square, see the Casone monument, dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. Journey along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful view over Ajaccio Bay. Arrive at the Pointe de la Parata with its great sea views and close-ups of the Sanguinaires Islands. Drive back to town overlooking the beaches, the monuments, and the seaside cemetery and the citadel.

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

5. 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.

From Calvi: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise to Revellata Peninsula

6. From Calvi: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise to Revellata Peninsula

At a low speed, set sail off the citadel of Calvi into the calm seawater. Listen to historical commentary from your local guide on the way to the wild peninsula of Revellata.  Along the way, take a break for swimming in the turquoise water at the beach of Alga. Reaching Revellata with your captain and small group, relish in the impending sunset. As the sun goes down, savor a Corsican aperitif and this unforgettable moment. Return to Calvi by 8:30 PM.

4x4 Agriates Desert and Beach Excursion from Calvi

7. 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

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

Ajaccio/Porticcio: Scandola and Calanches de Piana Day Trip

10. Ajaccio/Porticcio: Scandola and Calanches de Piana Day Trip

Embark on a day trip from Ajaccio or Porticcio and take a boat to explore the Scandola Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping in Girolata for a break. Then visit the Calanche di Piana and stop for a quick swim in the sea at Capo Rosso. Choose to start your tour of Corsica's UNESCO-listed Scandola Reserve from either Ajaccio or Porticcio. Hop on a boat, and set out to explore the Corsican coastline, with the village of Girolata as your first port of call. This small medieval village is surrounded by the wild landscapes of Corsica and can only be reached by boat or on foot. Explore the village at your leisure and enjoy lunch at one of the local eateries (cost not included). Then, hop back aboard your boat and set out to sea, crossing the Gulf of Porto to visit the Calanche di Piana. From here, make your way to Capo Rosso and go for a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea. As your tour comes to an end, sit back, relax, and enjoy the panoramic views as your boat cruises back to Ajaccio or Porticcio.

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4.6 / 5

based on 48 reviews

I had a wonderful day touring cillages in the mountains overlooking Calvi. Our driver was kind and considerate and a very careful driver. It was also fun to share the experience with a small group of 6 people. I felt safe in the van with the windows open and fresh air blowing through. The information provided provided was also excellent, including, apart from hisptry, information about Corsican plants, bees and other agriculture.

Great tour .... The only flaws are the French language only and the time available on the island is very scarce! I still recommend going up to the lighthouse, fantastic view

Excellent crossing to the island and for the return with a big heat in full sun and no shade to protect the children

A very beautiful route that allows us to take beautiful photos and see magnificent panoramas

Very nice activity! The discovery of the Gulf and the Sanguinaires by boat is magnificent!