FIGARI (CORSICA) France
Set your sights on the far south of the island, where the Corsican mountains plunge into the sea.
Your trip will take you to Porto-Vecchio, to the Gulf of Pinarellu and to the magnificent beaches of Saint Cyprien and Cala Rossa. Right in the south, perched on the top of impressive white cliffs, you will find Bonifacio. Further south, out to sea, lies the Lavezzi islands marine reserve.
Hop! airline operates direct seasonnal flights from Rennes from June to September.
You can also fly to Figari all year round via Marseille with Air France.
Journey time between Rennes and Figari: 2 hours
> Climate : Corsica has a Mediterranean climate. In the summer the weather is hot and dry (36°C on the coast, 26°C in the mountains), in spring and autumn it is warm and sunny and winters are mild, with temperatures rarely falling below 0°C.
> Time difference with France : None
> Currency : Euros
> Tourist Information : www.visit-corsica.com
The third largest city in Corsica, Porto-Vecchio is an attractive seaside resort thanks to its beautiful coastline and wonderful sandy beaches.
At the heart of the upper town you will discover the Citadel, and down below it the Marina, which provides a pleasant setting for a cool drink, a meal or a walk along the quayside. At an altitude of 3,000 feet, the Ospedale massif offers a panoramic view of the coastline and in particular of the Porto-Vecchio Gulf. Its national forest, at the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, is the starting point of many splendid hiking trails. Its location between sea and mountain makes Porto-Vecchio a region to discover or to rediscover.
Located in the far south of the Island of Beauty, the town of Bonifacio is truly an open-air museum.
Throughout the year, it invites visitors to discover its unique collection of historical monuments, more than 20 white sandy beaches and a remarkable array of landscapes, both on dry land and underwater. Take your time enjoying all there is to see, and you will come away with unforgettable memories.
The seven jagged peaks of the Bavella Needles take on fabulous colours at sunset, and whatever the viewpoint, you will never tire of watching the fabulous display.
Starting from the Col of Bavella, you can hike over to the Polischellu waterfalls, or towards the “bomb hole». This region offers great opportunities for canyoning, abseiling down waterfalls, rock climbing, hunting and fishing. Guaranteed excitement for everyone!