Holiday on the “island of beauty”
The holiday island of Corsica entices with fascinating mountain peaks, fragrant bush forests and crystal-clear sea water. A perfect destination for nature lovers. The French Mediterranean island is also very mountainous, with its highest peak at 8878 feet and a whopping 50 other mountains at over 6600 feet. It is therefore little surprise that Corsica offers a piece of paradise for hikers, climbers and cyclists – most notably road cyclists who love the island’s slew of mountain passes.
Between rugged rocky coasts one can find picturesque bays with fine sandy beaches. Many of these fantastic beaches are in the south, a mere stone’s throw away from Figari. A magnet for water sports fans and families alike. The island is also alluring for scuba-divers and snorkelers. It has a treasure trove of marine life nearby Porto Vecchio, Calvi und Bonifacio, for instance. Whether visiting the mountains or the sea, cycling or hiking, for a beach or family holiday, Corsica promises a blissful getaway for everyone – perfected with predominantly warm and dry weather in summer.
Facts & figures
Edelweiss tips for Figari (Corsica)
Sightseeing in your Corsica holidays
The region nearby Porto-Vecchio is literally lined with beautiful, sandy beaches. Particularly noteworthy is Beach Santa Giulia, which brings Caribbean flair to the Mediterranean. Another popular beach in Corsica is Palombaggia. View in maps
Time permitting, the chance to visit the cities of Bastia, Calvi, Corte and more particularly the island capital of Ajaccio (Napoleon’s birthplace) should not be missed. View in maps
The charming fortified town of Bonifacio, perched on its impressive limestone cliffs, boasts a medieval citadel and breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs. View in maps