After Bastia, there are no more towns ! Just picturesque villages, tiny harbours and beaches tucked away in coastal inlets. No rest for your eyes as every village has a curiosity or something special to see… a peninsula, a view of the island of Elba, a ruined medieval castle, sunrise or sunset over the sea, a mill (the last surviving one !) contrasting with wind turbines, lauze-roofed houses, cobbled streets – the feeling of being at the end of the world…
Around and about Cap Corse
Cap Corse is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, walkers and lovers of fine wines.
The magnificent Sentier des Douaniers coastal footpath is an absolute must both for experienced walkers and beginners. It’s a four hour walk from Macinaggio to Centuri, via Barcaggio. On the way you pass the Tour d’Agnello which marks the northernmost part of Corsica. Facing it is the island of La Giraglia and the Iles Finocchiarola which together make up the Réserve Naturelle du Cap Corse.
Cap Corse is also renowned for its wine
AOC (PDO) Muscat du Cap Corse, a sweet white wine, is produced in 17 villages on the northern and eastern slopes of the region, one of the oldest wine-growing regions of Corsica.
The famous Patrimonio vineyards, producing red, rosé and white wines, cover 7 villages of south-western Cap Corse.
Further west lie Saint-Florent and the Désert des Agriates leading to Ile-Rousse…
A little extra…
What surprises holiday makers most, is the beach at Barcaggio, right in the north of Cap Corse. It is a most unusual beach because it contrasts with the others in the region by its sand, dunes…and cows who relax among the holiday makers, without a care in the world. ».
How to get to Cap Corse
A large number of ferries run from Marseille, Toulon, Nice and Italy to Bastia, at the foot of Cap Corse.
If you prefer to come by air, Bastia international airport has domestic and international flights all year round.
NB : a car is essential to explore this little gem of Corsica !