This Corsica tour is a Road trip to discover the Island, you will travel on on surfaced roads as well as trails, there will be days when we don't do trails and also days we spend on the beach, there will also be days we do amazing trails.
We will meet at a campsite near Bastia and spend 3 nights before moving to the center of the Island for a further 2 nights then moving to the south of the Island for 5 nights.
Campsite A - This is a large commercial site with all the amenities and direct access to a beach. There is also a large shop and a swimming pool (swimming trunks only, no shorts allowed)
Campsite B - a rural campsite in an amazing setting but very busy and tight on space, No shop. This site works on first come only so we need to be there early.
Campsite C - about 2 miles from a beach, has its own swimming pool overlooking the sea, No shop but the campsite next door has a small shop and restaurant.
Supermarkets / Provisions
You will need provisions for the duration of driving days. In France shops are shut for long periods in the day and nearly all close on Sundays, apart from the hypermarkets. We will obviously be stopping at supermarkets.
Basic Itenary of trip
Meet day - Monday Evening
Meet at the campsite in the evening,
Day 1 - Tuesday - Departure 09.30hrs Campsite A LWA Trail Rating 2
Today we will start by going slightly north into the the area of Corsica known as Cap Corse, we will follow the western coast road partway around before cutting across the mountain using trails to explore this area before dropping down onto the western coast for a gentle drive back to our campsite at around 17.30hrs
Actual Photos from Day 1
Day 2 - Wednesday - Departure 09.30hrs Campsite A LWA Trail Rating 2
A trip to the beach, we will today head to the beach for the day using a well known trail, We will stop at the beach for lunch and a quick dip before the journey back to camp
Actual Photos from Day 2
Day 3 - Thursday - Departure 10.00hrs Campsite B LWA Trail Rating 1
Today we will pack up and move to Corte the old capital of Corsica back in the period of Pasquale, taking a leisurely drive through the mountain villages, we should arrive in Corte at our campsite just after lunchtime to allow us to make camp then maybe a visit to the old town or the famous Citadel perched high on a hill.
Actual Photos from Day 3
Day 4 - Friday - Departure 09.00hrs Campsite B LWA Trail Rating 1
Today is a long day as we will head towards Porto through the Spelunca Gorge along Corsica's most Dramatic road and onto Calanches de Piana, a vast mass of red Porphyry, eroded into various figures like a dog and witches which is a world UNESCO protected site. We then head to a local beach for lunch before our return journey home.
Actual Photos from Day 4
Day 5 - Saturday - Departure 09.30hrs Campsite C LWA Trail Rating 2
Today we pack up camp and move to our last campsite on the coast near Porta Vecchio, Our journey will take us through the mountains along a trail before we arrive at the coast then using a main road.
Actual Photos from Day 5
Day 6 - Sunday Campsite C
Day 7 - Monday - Departure 09.30hrs Campsite C LWA Trail Rating 4
Today we drive up into the the Forest of L'Ospedale before meeting the start of the most challenging trail of this tour 'Piste des Seigneurs' this is a very demanding trail and not commonly known, team work and high concentration is the only way we will make it along this trail without damage. We will return to camp Via the Vallee de San Martinu, an amazing National Park with amazing views.
Actual Photos from Day 7
Day 8 - Tuesday - Departure 09.30hrs Campsite C LWA Trail Rating 4
Today we drive to Bonifacio, a city located directly at the southern point of Corsica along with the only major harbor on the southern coast. this is the town you will probably see in photos with the building perched high on the cliff face. The drive to Bonifacio will be using trials, once in the town we will spilt up to allow everyone to do as they please.
Actual Photos from Day 8
Day 9 - Wednesday Campsite C
Day 10 - Thursday - Departure 09.30hrs Overnight Ferry Trail Rating 2
Our final Day, After packing up for the last time together we will take a leisurely drive across the Island stopping for lunch and a group photo maybe on a beach to arrive late afternoon in Ajaccio in time for a quick drink at a bar before heading to the port for our overnight ferry back to mainland France.
Actual Photos from Day 10
Important trail driving risk
These trips can be quite tiring and some trails change each year due to water erosion etc, You drive each trail at your own risk, this trip has some high risk damage trails due to the large rocks and boulders, please ensure you are totally confident in doing these sort of trails. Each day I have rated as per below.
1. Mostly tarmac, scenic mountain roads with the odd very easy trail.
2. Trails, suitable for all 4x4s
3. Trails suitable for high clearance 4x4 with good off road tyres.
4. Hard Trails, good off road tyres, good articulation, team work essential, low range essential, rock crawling.
What's included in the cost ?
This trip cost is for the guided trip only, it does not cover campsites or any fuel, food or ferry etc all these cost need to be made by the client.
Price:- £945 per 4x4
Book now Deposit of £250 due 1st September 2017,
Balance of £695 due on or before 20th June 2018.