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 .
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.
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
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?
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.
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?
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! :)
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?
I looked for options to get from Nice ferry in Porto Vecchio. I found only in Marseille-Porto Vecchio.
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!
Is the tourist train active? When we were there in May 2011 it was not. Can someone update us on the status?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
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?
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 :)
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
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!
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?
I've just made a reservation for a plane to Bastia for a week, 30th June till 7th July. I will be on budget and don't have a driving license, so won't rent a car. Where is the best place to settle down to be on the go, to have an easy access everywhere, to a beach, mountains ( love hiking), the airport and other attractions. I would be grateful for a piece of advice.
My husband and I are Canadians from Ottawa and will be travelling to Corsica
from approximately October 28 - November 20. We will be selecting 3 destinations
on the island to stay for a period of 7 days each. Calvi will be one of the
locations as it allows for use of public transportation in visiting nearby
towns. We like a sufficiently large centre in order to have a variety of things
to do. Our main love is the ocean so will want to select a self-catering option
which allows us to be near the sea.
Some questions: 1. where do you suggest we make our other two destinations which
will allow us to take day trips. We do intend to rent a car for the other 1-2
destinations, if necessary. 2. do you have recommendations for car rental
companies? 3. regarding our arrival and departure, we are not certain whether we
should go from Nice to Corsica by ferry; return to Nice by ferry; take the train
from Paris one-way, either coming or going. We would like to mix up our choice
of transportation to and from the island in the way that makes the most sense
and not duplicate our steps.
This will be our first visit. We speak Canadian French and hope to have little
or no difficulty understanding the French spoken on the island. Corsican
language is another thing!
We appreciate any guidance or advice which you can provide regarding our
upcoming trip. We have read all of the excellent postings on this forum.
Fran & Pierre
Hi all, I've heard amazing things about the Corsican countryside and since we've already planned to do a lot of hiking during our trip, I thought a half day horseback riding might be a nice change. However, I've not been able to find any references to riding stables in or near Bonifacio where we will be based. I've found lots of references to nearby stables, but not any names or contact details. The tourism website is similarly unhelpful. Any suggestions?
We are planning travel to Corsica 16-22 September 2011. No ideas yet but all options open. We are searching for something suitable for a couple, maybe in an old town/harboor setting, walk to restuarants/bars, views. Suggestions welcome to narrow our search!
thinking of heading to corsica in september, wondering if there are any festivals or special events going on that month? or if there is a website with such info anyone can recommend? thanks