Reaching 2706 metres at its highest point, the third biggest island of the Mediterranean sea, 183 kilometres long and 83 kilometres wide, is a magnificent mountain that plunges into the sea. Real delight for the eyes, the "island of beauty" offers a large variety of landscapes: steep cliffs hanging over the sea, wild and unspoiled gorges, pine forests and scrublands, chestnut trees forests, mountain massifs, mountain lakes, fine sand beaches lapped by crystal-clear water, brightly coloured seabeds great for scuba diving... Magnificently unspoiled, the coast and inland of Corsica cater fully for sports fans, lovers of wild, unspoiled places and those just looking to relax.
Southern Corsica offers nature lovers exceptional sites such as the Piana calanche, the Gulf of Porto, the Scandola Regional Nature Park, the Bavella massif and its magnificent peaks, Bonifacio and its high white cliffs, the Filitosa prehistoric site, the Sanguinaires islands, but also the old towns of Sartène and Ajaccio.
Charming hilltop villages of the Balagne region, wild cliffs of the Corsica Cape, lakes and mountain, seaside resorts of Saint-Florent and Ile-Rousse, the old port and picturesque districts of the city of Bastia, the Restonica gorges, and Corte, the historic capital of the island, are among the sites of Upper Corsica not to be missed.
Canyoning or mountain climbing