Corsica has a great climate and some of the most diverse and amazing landscapes in all Europe. Nowhere in the Mediterranean will you find beaches finer than the island’s perfect half-moon bays of white sand and transparent water, or seascapes more spectacular than the red Calanches of the west coast. Bastia is a purely Corsican town. The northern Cap Corse harbours sandy coves and fishing villages such as Macinaggio and Centuri-Port. L’Île-Rousse and Calvi, the latter graced with an impressive citadelle and fabulous sandy beach, are major resorts.

The spectacular Scandola nature reserve is visited by boat from the tiny resort of Porto, from where walkers can also discover the wild Gorges de Spelunca. Corte, at the heart of Corsica, is the best base for exploring the Parc Naturel Régional that runs almost the entire length of the island. Sandy beaches and rocky coves punctuate the west coast all the way down to Ajaccio – the island’s capital -. Filitosa is a great prehistoric site. Sartène is the quintessential Corsican town.

Bonifacio, a great set of ancient buildings perched over white cliffs at the southern tip of the island, is a really picturesque site. Porto-Vecchio provides a great opportunity for excursions to the amazing beaches of the south.