Corsica: Sailing Activity Holiday
A little slice of heaven (out of peak season)
Corsica is a great island for a sailing adventure and to sail along the beautiful and untouched coastline is a popular activity. The panorama of Corsica is stunning and dramatic and is best appreciated from the waters. There are secluded bays, hidden coves and stunning rock coastlines. Boat hire and sailing trips are available from a number of locations around the coast of Corsica. One very popular boat trip sets sail from Ajaccio to the Isles Sanguinaires. Also not to miss is the illustrious prehistoric site at Filitosa, 40 kilometres south of Ajaccio. A boat trip as a passenger is a relaxing introduction to the best of the coastline. Pleasure boats that operate as ferries depart from St Florent to the amazing beaches of the Désert des Agriates and glass-bottomed boats run from Porto and Calvi to the Scandola marine nature reserve. The reserve is very difficult to get to from land and at the reserve you will get to see some great land and marine nature. The constant presence of the wind attracts windsurfers to Corsica, and the strong winds around the straits of Bonifacio are some of the best in the Mediterranean for expert windsurfing. The larger bays in the west and southeast of Corsica are the main centres for windsurfing as well as dinghy or small catamaran sailing. You can usually hire equipment, from an hour upwards, from fully licensed sailing clubs and many centres offer tuition. Please be aware that without the appropriate licence, you will only be able to rent a motorboat with an engine up to 6cv.