10 best nature spots in CORSICA.
Corsica is wild and very preserved island. The locals are very proud of nature and culture of the island where authentic and gastronomy compete with the beautiful landscapes.
Corsica filmed with a drone (UAV) from Piana to Deserte of the Agriates.
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1. CALANQUES DE PIANA - CORSICA
The Calanques de Piana are creeks located on the west coast, in Piana, halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, on the road to the Corsican seaside. The Calanques are in the form of a small mountain range that starts north over the Dardo cove on the southern shore of the Gulf of Porto and ends south at the Cavallaghiu bridge.
2. GR20 - CORSICA
The GR 20 is a footpath that crosses the island of Corsica from north-south, described by the outdoor writer Paddy Dillon as "one of the top trails in the world".
The whole trail is around 180 km long and it takes around 15 days. The trail has two parts: the northern part, between Calenzana and Vizzavona and the southern part, between Vizzavona and Conca.
Perfect run for sportive people or photographer in both case if you like stunning landscape this run is for you!
Wiki: Vizzavona is considered the middle as there is a train station, and therefore is an accessible point for walkers beginning or ending a walk consisting of half the route. From Vizzavona, the train can be taken to Bastia or Ajaccio as well as many smaller towns and villages such as Corte. The northern part is considered by some the more difficult part, because of the steep and rocky paths, though this could be an effect of many walkers beginning in the north and not being as fit for this section. The southern part of the trail is often considered easier though the lower altitude may give rise to higher temperatures in summer and so provide more difficult walking conditions.
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3. ILES LAVEZZI - FRANCE, CORSICA
The Archipelago of Lavezzi is a collection a small of granite islands and reefs in the Strait of Bonifacio that separates Corsica from Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. They are administered from the town of Bonifacio on Corsica.
The archipelago was the site of the shipwreck of the French frigate Sémillante on February 15, 1855. On the island of Lavezzu there are two memorial cemeteries with the remains of the victims of the shipwreck.
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Boat to the island from Bonifacio
4. BONIFACIO - CORSICA
All the travelers who have stayed in Bonifacio have kept an unforgettable memory. Like Charles Quint or Napoleon Bonaparte, the writer Antoine Pasquin, known as Valery, was subjugated by the site of Bonifacio. By qualifying the city as a "picturesque capital", it summarizes in two well-chosen words, the strong sensations and the The extreme remembrance of the "City of Cliffs".
Wiki: Bonifacio is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio. It is a city placed on the best and only major harbour of the southern coast and also is a commune covering a somewhat larger region including the offshore Isles Lavezzi, giving it the distinction of being the southernmost commune in Metropolitan France. The commune is bordered on the northwest by the canton of Figari and has a short border on the northeast with the canton of Porto-Vecchio. The combined border runs approximately from the Golfe de Ventilegne on the west to the mouth of the Golfu di Sant'Amanza on the east. The coastline circumscribed by the two points is about 75 kilometres (47 mi). Highway N198 runs north along the east coast and N196 along the west.
5. SCANDOLA NATURE RESERVE - CORSICA
Spots to discover in the Scandola Nature reserve:
grotto in Scandola Nature reserve in Corsica
Red rhyolite clifs
The Scandola Nature Reserve is located on the west coast of the French island of Corsica, within the Corsica Regional Park. The reserve was established in 1975. The park and reserve has been recognized by the United Nations as a Natural World Heritage Site, and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1983.
6. DESERT DES AGRIATES
Spot to discover in Désert des Agriates:
Pontoon at the Lotu beach, Agriates desert
La plage du Loto
La Plage de la Roya (Saint-Florent)
L'îlot voisin de la Pignata
La plage de Ghignu
L'anse de Vana
Agriates is a territory bordered on the south by a mountain range, the Serra di Tenda, and everywhere else by the Mediterranean Sea. This territory is divided from west to east, between the municipalities of Palasca, San Gavino di Tenda, Santo Pietro di Tenda and Saint Florent. The Agriates are inhabited only the scattered village of Casta.
Some tourist guides present it as the only desert of Western Europe3, which is false: in Spain one finds in particular the desert of Tabernas and the Bardenas Reales.
7. OSTRICONI BEACH, CORSICA
Accessible from L’Ile Rousse, the Ostriconi beach is housed between the mountains and the sea. The landscape is wild, untouched and stunning. The Location is never to crowded and the white, the rocks, the turquoise waters make it a perfect sport for travellers in search for a wild destination. get your camera ready this is the place for a 10k like images on instagram!
8. SALECCIA BEACH, CORSICA
From the beach of Loto, you can reach the beach of Saleccia in 30 minutes if you are good walker by the internal path or a bit more than an hour by the coastal path. We definitively recommend you the coastal path has it is the best experience, get your camera ready! If you need assistance do not give up and get a 4 × 4 for only 15€.
9. ROCCAPINA BEACH, CORSICA
Striking white sandy beach with turquoise see through waters into a remote and wild location! The walk to the spot, the landscape, the surrounding nature, the water and fishes for snorkelling… everything here will be to your liking! Go there with no hesitation.
10. ALTA ROCCA, CORSICA
Alta Rocca corsica
IMAGES: En route on the hiking trail to popular cascade Piscia di Gallo - Pine trees, boulders, geological formation, distant view onto the mountains; Bavella Massif, Alta Rocca, Corsica, France.
View on Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano village, surrounded by hills and forrests, in Alta Rocca region, Corsica on a sunny day in autumn
En route on the hiking trail to popular cascade Piscia di Gallo - Pine trees, boulders, geological formation, distant view onto the mountains