• Explore the diverse scenery of Corsica at a time when comfortable temperatures and verdant landscapes make it one of the most pleasant months to visit
• Our itinerary includes beautiful walks in the gorges and hills around Corte, and through the d’Aïtone pine forests
• Look out for island flora and fauna, including the classic Mediterranean maquis and garrigue landscapes
conservationist and ornithologist who works for the RSPB
Msc, CBiol, MCIEEM
Depart Stansted 0800 on Titan Airways, arriving Calvi 1310. Transfer to Corte for four nights at the Hotel Duc de Padoue or Hotel de la Paix. Introductory lecture.
Whole day walking tour around Vizzavona beech and pine forests, followed by the Cascade des Anglais (stunning series of waterfalls and rock pools). Return via the Fort des Pasciola (18th century defensive construction).
Aléria: coastal lagoons, winery tour. Lunch at local farm followed by Roman ruins and museum. Free evening.
Whole day visit to the Col de Vergio (one of Corsica’s major passes), Foret d’Aïtone (stunning views and Laricio pines) and picturesque village of Evisa.
Morning visit to Corte Museum (Corsican artefacts housed in the former barracks) followed by transfer to Calvi for three nights at Hotel Le Rocher.
Visit to Chappelle de Notre Dame de la Serra followed by a free afternoon (with optional walk along the Sentier du Littoral) and evening.
Whole day excursion to L’Ile Rousse (market town nestled in the Balagne hills) followed by nearby Parc de Saleccia (botanical gardens).
Morning walk around Calvi citadel (old town and 15th century military outpost). Depart Calvi 1410, arriving Stansted 1530.
8 Sep — 15 Sep 2019
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Lovely mixture of knowledge and enthusiasm and with a 'nothing is too much trouble' approach.
Recent traveller with Peter Exley
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:
Cost of £2295 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four lunches (two packed), five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £370.