Circuit “South Side”

8 days in South Corsica

Take your time to explore…

Arrival and departure Ajaccio.

 

D01:      Ajaccio (25km):

Arrival at Ajaccio. Welcome by our bus driver and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in or near Ajaccio.

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D02:      Porto and creeks of Piana (180 km):

Breakfast. Departure towards the gulf of Sagone then Cargèse. Continuation towards the lovely village of Piana and its famous coves. Bordered by cliffs and turquoise sea, the gulf of Porto is a Unesco-listed World Heritage site. Lunch at restaurant. Continuation of the tour through majestic valleys and torrents with green water of the Spélunca gorges. Then Evisa, village surrounded by chestnut trees, rivers and natural pools, the mountain pass of Sévi, Vico. Return to Ajaccio. Dinner and overnight in or near Ajaccio.

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D03:      In historic land: Filitosa et Sartène (150 km) .

Breakfast. Departure toward Cauro and the mountain pass of Saint-Georges, Olmeto, the gulf of Valinco and Filitosa. Visit of the famous Corsican prehistoric site. Road towards Sartène, capital of the Terra dei Signori, territory of the origins of Corsica, prehistoric sites and leftover of castles dating from feudal times. Lunch at restaurant. City tour. Road towards Porto Vecchio. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in or near Porto-Vecchio.

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D04 :     The Far South: (60 km)

After breakfast, road towards far south: incredible white cliffs shaped by the waves, here is Bonifacio. Visit of the old town: the “Bastion de l’Etendard”, the “Place d’Armes”, the marine cemetery and its touching beauty, the spectacular staircase of the King of Aragon carved into the cliff and the church Saint Dominique. Enjoy the point of view on the Lavezzi Islands and Sardinia. Lunch at restaurant. Optional: ride in tourist train and boat trip are highly recommended! Return to Porto-Vecchio. Dinner and overnight in or near Porto-Vecchio.

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D05 :     Aiguilles de Bavella : (120 km)

Breakfast. Departure towards l’Ospédale and his lake, then the village of Zonza, lying against the Needles. The road leads from fine sandy of the Porto-Vecchio to granite rocks of the Alta Rocca, from stone pine to Corsican pine, from dolphin to bighorn…Discovery of the majestic Needles of Bavella (1300m/ 4265 ft/ 51180in) and its seven rugged peaks. Lunch at restaurant. Continuation toward the mountain pass of Larone, through mountains filled of freshness and shade. Continuation of the loop towards Solenzara and Porto Vecchio with a staked road lined with sumptuous pine forests. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in or near Porto-Vecchio.

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D06: The heart of Corsica: (150 km)

Breakfast. Departure towards the “Côte des Nacres” (Coast of Pearls): Solenzara, Aléria. Arrival at Corte, at the foot of the tallest peaks of the island. As it was the capital of Corsica, Corte is now an historic city but it is also a young and lively city. Old houses and alleys cobbled by pebbles make its charm. Its citadel, built on a steep peak dominates the upper town. Lunch at restaurantTourist train to climb the city. Continuation of the road toward Venaco, Vivario, the Vizzavona forest especially renowned for its freshness in summer, Bocognano and Ajaccio. Dinner and overnight in or near Ajaccio.

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D07:      The beautiful Ajaccian region: (30 km)

After breakfast, discovery of Ajaccio: the imperial city and its cathedral, its “Place du Diamant” (the Diamond plaza), its old harbor, its vibrant markets, its alleys with noble homes, the Sanguinaires road… Bonaparte House (with tariff supplement)…Lunch at restaurant. Free afternoon to stroll in the city, shopping or relax on the terrace.Dinner and overnight in the hotel in or near Ajaccio.

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Day 08: Ajaccio (25 km):

Breakfast. Transfer to airport.

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The price includes:
 
Bus transport according to the program.
Accommodation based on double room in hotels (category 2 ** or 3 ***) for 7 nights.
Meals in Corsica from dinner the first day to breakfast the last day.
The train in Corte.
The entrance to the site of Filitosa
1 free base ½ double room for 25 paying people.
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The price does not include:
 
Aerial or sea transport.
Lunches the first and the last day (to add according to transportation schedules).
Drinks.
Guide services throughout the circuit.
(option) Insurances for cancellations, baggage and repatriation.
Advised options.
Extras and all that does not appear in “the price includes”.
 
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Your receptive Corsica is at your disposal: rates and availability:  info@1001-voyages.fr

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