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    • Corsica: airport transfer Ajaccio to Porto Vecchio

      Ajaccio Mar 28, 2014 at 3:51 AM

      What options of a return airport transfer (Ajaccio-Porto Vecchio), for a family of 2 adults+2 small children, do we have? What would be the costs, or where could we find them?
      Flights arrive and depart around 11:00 am

      Many thanks.
      Vic

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      Itinerary Advice

      Corsica Feb 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      I'd love to get your input on our itinerary. Are we missing anything we should see and do? And/or are the distances we're travelling too far to make this a nice vacation?

      We are a family of 3 traveling to Corsica and Italy over the dates of August 22nd - September 1st. We fly into Nice and will take the ferry to Ajaccio. We spend 2 nights at the Radission Blu hotel and will not rent a car for these two days instead opt to visit on foot. Is this doable in this area or do we need a car to get around? If we don't need a car we planned to rent on the day we depart Ajaccio and drive through Sartene stop for lunch do some hiking along the way and take our time. We'll stop oi Bonifaccio and then look for a hotel in the Porto Vechio/Bonifaccio area. We'll spend 2 nights in this area with our rental car so we can driver to beaches, hikes and the like. We plan to take a ferry from Porto Vechio to Naples (if there is one) and then spend 3 days along the Amalfi coast. We then take the train up to Rome where we'll spend the night of September 1st in a hotel and depart for home on an early morning flight September 2nd.

      Any comments or suggestions are welcomed.

      12 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 5:41 AM
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      Ferry from Porto Vechhio to Naples in summer?

      Corsica Feb 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      I have looked everywhere for a ferry that runs from Porto Vechio to Naples in the summer months. There is a line showing on Google maps as an established route and when I Google search this it comes up. However, I have not been able to find anywhere to book this. Is this a valid route?

      4 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 11:29 PM
    • Best way to get from Bastia port to a private residence near Porto Vecchio

      Bastia Jan 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      We are tyring to figure out how to travel from Sicily to the Porto Vecchio area in late June and it is proving to be rather difficult. Right now it looks like we will have to fly from Catania to Rome to Pisa, take a taxi to the Livorno port and then a ferry to Bastia. With departing Catania at 6:15 am we can make it to Bastia at 18:30 (all going well!). But then we have to get to the Porto Vecchio area. If anyone has any advice on the best way to do that I would greatly appreciate it!

      10 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM
    • English speakers?

      Ajaccio Jan 3, 2014 at 3:05 AM

      Is there a lot of English speakers in Ajaccio?

      5 Answers Jan 3, 2014 at 8:58 AM
    • nice to corsica by ferry in april

      Corsica Nov 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      we would like to travel to corsica by ferry from Nice in early to mid april 2014 which ferries run at that time, we would then want to pick up a car hire in corsica .

      4 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM
    • Corsica by ferry

      Corsica Oct 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      We would like to go to Corsica from Marseille in April 2014. Any tips for best place (which town) to stay for about 5-7 days? Once there how can you get around?
      Two retired folks.

      3 Answers Oct 2, 2013 at 7:23 AM
    • Beaches Bastia

      Corsica Sep 16, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      Hi, I'm flying to Bastia in October with my 13 year old son (staying for a week), and, in the interest of keeping life simple, want to know where the best locations are within an hour of Bastia to keep him entertained. Thanks

      1 Answer Sep 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM
    • Cargese , Corsica in the last week of october

      Corsica Sep 12, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      Hello

      I will be traveling to Corsica in the last week of October. I will be mostly staying in Cargese? What are the things which we should not miss? Any good one-day tours? We won't be renting a car so public transport will be the only option.
      Any supermarkets around?

      Thanks,

      2 Answers Sep 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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      Taxi from Bastia Airport to Linguizetta, near San Nicolao

      Bastia Jul 16, 2013 at 4:59 AM

      Can anyone recommend a reliable Taxi Firm willing to quote by email (rather than by phone) for a two way journey for 2 pax, out on Sunday 8 Sept. back on Sunday 22 Sept.

      10 Answers Nov 28, 2013 at 11:14 PM
    • Sea temperature

      Corsica May 28, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      I've booked a hotel room in Ajaccio for late June this year and, seeing the average temperatures of air/sea, i'm a bit concerned that the sea water will be a bit too cold for swimming, especially for children. Should I worry?
      Thank you.

      9 Answers May 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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      GR20

      Corsica May 17, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      Hello!
      Id like to walk the famous gr20 track but I probably wont be able to spend 15 days for walking so I have to decide which part of it to take, northen or southen. I was thinking of walking the northen part from Calenzana to Vizzavona.
      1. Has anyone taken it? How was it? Difficoulty in a scale from 1 to 10 where 1 is a walk on a beach and 10 is the hardest track one can imagine?
      2. How many refuges were there? Can you camp on the track?
      3. What about food? Is it best to take lyophilisated food or can you buy some food in small villages on the track
      4. Im planning to go there in september, is it a good time?
      5. How to get there the cheapest way? Plane/ferry/car/train? (excluding hitchhiking)
      Thanks for your help! :)

      2 Answers May 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM
    • Best of Corsica?

      Corsica Apr 1, 2013 at 3:14 AM

      I would like to spend a few days in Corsica, but will not have a car. Any suggestions as to what I should see, when is the best month to go, how long I should spend there etc.? Approximate times between destinations by bus would also be helpful. Should I take the ferry from Nice, and if so, where is the best place to arrive in Corsisca?

      7 Answers Nov 28, 2013 at 11:14 PM
    • Nice-Porto Vecchio

      Corsica Jan 10, 2013 at 7:04 AM

      I looked for options to get from Nice ferry in Porto Vecchio. I found only in Marseille-Porto Vecchio.

      1 Answer Jan 10, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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      Corsica in November

      Corsica Oct 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      I've just booked to camp in a campervan in Corsica (down the road from Aleria in what is a naturist campsite during the warmer months of the year, but is a regular campsite with the added bonus of an onsite spa this time of the year!).

      My questions are many, but mainly:

      1. I want to swim. I keep hearing the water will be too cold, but will it really be cold, cold or just med cold? (I swim in the English Channel in December usually, as a barometer)
      2. Has anyone else stayed at this campsite: reviews?
      3. What is there to do in Corsica as a single female in November - is it safe to hike alone, etc?
      4. Is it expensive to buy food (from supermarkets) in Corsica? I only ask this as I'm coming from mainland France and so have an opportunity to stock up before I set sail if necessary.

      Any other tips or advice would be greatfully appreciated!


      Thanks,

      Dee.

      3 Answers Nov 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM
    • Tourist Train

      Corsica Sep 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

      Is the tourist train active? When we were there in May 2011 it was not. Can someone update us on the status?

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Sep 24, 2012 at 7:35 AM
    • Care Hire options in Bonifacio

      Corsica Aug 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      I am having hard time finding car rental companies in Bonifacio. We would need to return the car in Bastia airport. It looks like there are some options in Figari aiport, but there is no bus service from Bonifacio to Figari. Ideally, would like to rent a car in Bonifacio after arriving on a ferry from Sardinia. Anybody knows of local companies? (looks like Europcar has an office there but they don't have a drop-off location in Bastia airport).

      Appreciate the info!

    • 1st time to Corsica over winter

      Corsica Aug 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      Am planning a 2-week vacation to Europe over X'mas to early Jan, inclusive of 5-6 day perhaps snowboarding in Les Arcs (France). Am thinking of going to Corsica to visit friends for a few days :

      - Any thing to do/see there over X'mas/winter?
      - Presumably I can fly there from either Paris or Milan airport?
      - What about Sardinia, easy to get there? Any point in going there over X'mas?

      Understandably some parts of Europe do get quite sleepy over winter/Xmas especially the non-touristy places/small towns. So just trying to figure out where we can go for 1 week over X'mas, before we hit the slopes.

      3 Answers Apr 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM
    • Finding a farm inn accomodation

      Corsica Aug 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      Hi. I read that there are farm-inn accomodations throughout the island. Is there a website I can use to search them? I am not having much luck finding any information online. Thank you.

      4 Answers Aug 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM
    • only 2.5 days in Corsica - suggestions?

      Corsica Aug 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

      Hi

      A group of us will be arriving to Corsica on a ferry from Sardinia into Bonifacio in mid October. We will have about 2.5 days to make our way up to Bastia to fly back home. We are willing to rent a car. Do you have any suggestions on places to stay at in such limited time (and this time of the year)? We love outdoors, hiking, climbing, beaches... so as you can see it is hard to choose. We are not exactly focused on a city setting but want to make sure we get the proper Corsican experience. From what I read, some of the places I am considering are Porto-Vecchio, Corte, or Porto - but open to other recommendations and will have to choose since will have such short time... Thank you very much!

      4 Answers Aug 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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      trains

      Corsica Jun 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      Recently some updates have been appeared on according to trains. I am not sure do if they offer two round trips Bastia - Ajaccio? Also, I am not sure do they offer Carte Zoom for 49 Euro, although they do not use it the name.

      1 Answer Jun 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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      Carte zoom

      Corsica Jun 23, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      I found such a remark (on ) "Il existe un Pass de 49 € : « carte zoom », ce pass permet de parcourir le réseau corse pendant 7 jours, sans limitation.Le tarif est d’environ 10 euros pour les trajets à la journée." So carte zoom is a pass and you pay also for a ride or am I wrong?

      2 Answers Jun 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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      Breakst

      Corsica Jun 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

      I've already booked a hotel in Bastia, but breakfasts should be paid additionally. I'm wondering if it is worth doing. I may buy better ones, I mean more nutrious breakfasts, in restaurants in the town. I would be grateful to be informed on that issue.
      Thanks in advance.

      Piotr

      4 Answers Jun 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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      Carte Zoom

      Corsica Jun 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM

      Does anybody know how Carte Zoom works? I'm staying in Bastia since 30th June for a week and will be depended on the public transport, mostly trains. Is it good idea to buy Carte Zoom. Where can I buy it?
      Thanks,
      Piotr

      5 Answers Jun 24, 2012 at 2:35 AM
    • One week sailing cruise on "Salini" around Corsica - Where to go?

      Corsica Jun 5, 2012 at 4:09 AM

      Hello,
      I just booked a one week sailing cruise in Corsica with 5 friends on Salini thanks to Yacht & Culture :)
      Does anyone has any advice regarding places to go, things to do or even any other advice for cruisers newbies???

      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2012 at 8:53 AM
    • Corsica 4 day Itinerary from Bastia

      Corsica Jun 1, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      Hello everyone,

      A friend and I (early 20s) are spending 4 days in Corsica. We arrive to Bastia from Livorno by ferry, and depart from Bastia airport.

      We are looking for a 4 day itinerary any one of you could suggest.

      The only thing is we have no car and are not going to rent one, so we shall have to rely on public transportation.

      Does anyone out there have any suggestions?

      I maybe thought that spending 2 days in Bastia and 2 days in Cap Corse would give us a good feeling/vibe of Corsica? Is that feasible or will we get bored very fast of the area?

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2013 at 8:47 AM
    • where to go camping in corsica?

      Corsica Mar 11, 2012 at 6:31 AM

      Hi guys, does anyone know of any good campsites in Corsica. Me and my friends are planning to go there this June. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated :)

      1 Answer Apr 2, 2012 at 7:25 AM
    • Corsica nightlife

      Corsica Feb 25, 2012 at 5:36 PM

      Hey, looking into visiting corsica with a group of friends, all in our early 20's this May. It looks beautiful but havnt been able to find any info on nightlife. Could anyone tell me if there is much to do by ways of partying in corsica? Thanx

      1 Answer Feb 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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      What to see in Calvi

      Corsica Jan 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      Hi everyone,

      My wife and I will be in Calvi Corsica this May, but we only have one day (walking) to see the sights. What are the "must see" items?

      Thanks as always!

      Jim

      1 Answer Jan 21, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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      trains in summer

      Corsica Dec 24, 2011 at 7:33 AM

      As I can read the train timetable -but it’s only for the winter period – trains are not frequent. Are there more connections in summer? How about transportation from and to the airport (Bastia)? Is there any shuttle bus to the town?

      4 Answers Jun 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM