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Sailing vacation in France, discover northern part of Corsica 8 days / 7 nights

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Cruising area
Corsica (Ajaccio - Calvi) (map)
Price:
from € 192 ($222) per day
Duration
8 days
Guests
up to 20 persons
Crew:
3 persons
Accommodation
private cabin
Meals
full board
Emphasis
Sightseeing

Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 27 regions of France. Located only 12 miles from Sardinia and more than 140 miles from the French coast, Corsica is usually called "the mountain of the sea". Majestic and silent, sunny and generous, this island appeared from the depths of the sea as a result of tectonic movements of the crust.

Like vigilant guards, mountains rise over the island, with steep rocky walls beautiful in any season. The highest peaks of Monte Cinto and Monte Rotondo can be visible from any part of the island.

Total length of the coastline of Corsica, is about 1,000 km – which is the fifth part of the total coastline in France. Here you will find incredible diversity of nature from steep rock walls to wide sand beaches in hidden and secluded lagoons.

Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day1 - Ajaccio
Day 1
Ajaccio
Boarding will be in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure at 06.00 pm, heading to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay. Dinner in the evening and night on board.
Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day2 - Sagone / Corgese
Day 2
Sagone / Corgese
Breakfast, catamaran heads to Sagone Bay or Cargese (depending on weather conditions). The small fishing village of Sagone is hidden at the end of a large bay and is bordered with a long white sandy beach. A few miles away you will discover Cargese - harbor and village located on a hill. Once upon a time Greek colony was located in this place. Dinner on board, free time for active leisure, recreation and hike in countryside. Dinner.
Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day3 - Girolata
Day 3
Girolata
After breakfast, we will sail along the coast and enjoy some of its deep coves and jagged rocks. You will discover Cala di Pal with its famous stone totems and see symbolic "Sugarloaf". After that we will mooring and lunch near picturesque bay surrounded by steep cliffs. Here you may swim or kayak. After lunch, catamaran will set up sails to Calanques de Piana. This national park is famous for its huge caves formed by red, orange and pink granite cliffs tops of which are carved into amazing animal like rock formations. Then catamaran will enter the Gulf of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mooring for the night in Girolata bay.
Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day4 - Calvi
Day 4
Calvi
After breakfast we will sail to the natural reserve Scandola. This wild coast is protected by reefs and small islands. Scandola is considered to be one of the most beautiful geological phenomenons of Corsica. Anchorages are allowed only in a small area, so you will be able to spend a few hours on the shore and explore unique reef maze. Divers can admire underwater cliffs and enjoy the abundance of underwater life. Mooring and lunch in Scandola and then we will sail to Calvi. Small town that was under Genoese domination for centuries and now is crowded with lively bars and restaurants all around its narrow streets.
Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day5 - Revallata - Girolata
Day 5
Revallata - Girolata
In the morning free time to visit Calvi and then we will sail to the Gulf of Revellata. Sailing south from Calvi, you will see stunning landscape formed by steep and bright red granite. Sailing along the coastline is truly the best way to enjoy amazing beauty of the Scandola Nature Reserve and experience wild beauty of the Corsican coast. Due to volcanic origin and constant erosion by wind and water, it’s coastline landscape was shaped with striking contours: steep, cliffs, red rocks and deserted coves. Further to the south, we will discover Girolata a small fisherman’s village, one of the last places on the coast inaccessible by roads.
Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day6 - Sagone / Cargese
Day 6
Sagone / Cargese
In the morning we will sail round the Cape of Capo Rosso with it’s numerous belvederes, so you can visit places that have not had time to look at during the first stop. Then we will set up sails to Cargese – once typical harbor, that later became a famous Mediterranean resort. The history of Cargese goes back to the XVII century, when Greeks founded their settlement here. Bathing, recreation, snorkeling, moorings until morning.
Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day7 - Ajaccio
Day 7
Ajaccio
In the morning our luxury catamaran will reach the Gulf of Sagone, drop anchor for lunch and then sail to Ajaccio. In the afternoon we will visit the town of Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Take your time and enjoy relaxing atmosphere of local cafes, restaurants and shops. Take a walk on the narrow streets and feel the charm of the lively promenade.
Corsica North (Ajacio - Calvi) - day8 - Ajaccio
Day 8
Ajaccio
Disembarkation at 09.00 am
Yacht Model Lagoon 620 Crewed (DREAM CORSICA III)
Length overall: 18.9
Beam:
Draft: 4
Passenges (max):
Berths: 12
Cabins: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Engine:
Additional information
Crew
During the sailing vacation professional team of 3: skipper, mate and cook will be responsible for navigation cooking, cleaning and serving meals. This professional crew will satisfy all your needs and offer great service to make the trip an unforgettable experience.
Price includes
● Accommodation in air conditioned double cabin with private bathroom (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm) ● Full board (breakfast, lunch, diner) ● Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice) ● Service of the crew : 2 persons (captain, steward/cook) ● 2 sets of linen,towels and beach towels per person/week ● Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water) ● Insurance for the yacht and the passengers ● Water sports on board : snorkelling equipment, sea kayak,

Price does not include
● Airfares ● Transfers ● Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board. ● Cash box (mandatory): 150 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival
Flight & transfer

Ajaccio is the biggest and closest to the base airport, though you may also book your flight to any of the following 3 airports located slightly further: Bastia, Figari, Calvi. Number of direct flights can be found from France, Belgium, Germany or the UK, mostly from April to Octobe. Most of the flights are operated by: Air France, Air Corsica, Rinair, Easyjet. However, ferry from the French or Italian coast can be a good alternative as well.

Hotels

If you arrive several days prior to the first date of your sailing vacation, or decide to stay for a few days after, you may find number of hotels in the old town of Rhodes. Please check all the availabilities on: Expedia.com or Hotels.com

Important information

All visitors must have a valid passport or an IC for European citizens and onward ticket.

EU Citizens: For the citizens of the EU, no passports are required. An ID is enough. There are no currency limit, customs formalities and vaccines required.

Non EU Citizens: For the citizens from counties other than the EU, a valid passport is required and for the visitors of some other countries, a visa is obligatory. There are currency limits and customs formalities. For more information, contact your embassy.

Local currency - Euro.

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