Corsica: a walk in the beauty island
Corsica, also known as the "Ile de Beauté” (beauty island) is a French island located in the Mediterranean Sea, not far from the mainland’s and Italy’s coast. This island, that has known a tumultuous past, is today one of the top destinations in France as it attracts over 4 million tourists per year.
Between strong cultural customs, their unique language and the incredible landscapes of this island, walking and cycling tours on this island are a real treat for outdoor activities lovers!
Our walking trip will take you across some of the most beautiful sites, monuments and towns, but also up to the best viewpoints on this island.
Why don't you have a look at it? WALKING HOLIDAY IN CORSICA: A MOUNTAIN IN THE SEA
A mountainous island:
Located in between Bastia, Calvi, Porto and Ajaccio, the mountain chain that goes through the island is a natural frontier between these two cities, the biggest in Corsica, that have long fought for the predominance over the island.
The Monte Cinto, 2706 m above sea level is the highest summit of this island. Thanks to this peak and the mountainous area, the island has different atmospheres and climates, depending on what time you travel there and where you go.
An ever-present Corsican culture:
Corsica, famous for its “charcuterie”, quality of life, beautiful landscape and polyphonic music, is an island where the local dialect, Corsican, is still spoken by nearly the half of its population. The local culture, still strongly tethered to local life, is source of pride for the Corsicans who do their best to protect, teach and share it with the younger generations and everybody who shows interest in it.
Strolling in this island is a real pleasure as it allows its visitors to discover and understand the importance of their identity, customs and way of life, based on sunshine, wine and “charcuterie” and of course, the famous Corsican chants.
The tumultuous past of the island, torn between wars, territory claims, pillages and failed governments, explains why the Corsicans have given so much importance to protecting their unique identity.
Let yourself be amazed by this wonderful and unique island !