To see on the sea side in Corsica-du-Sud: protected sites
Unmissable sites to note in your travel diary for your next camping holiday in Southern Corsica, offer majestic landscapes to your eyes: the Calanques de Piana, to the south; the Girolata peninsula and the Scandola nature reserve, to the north: a UNESCO world heritage site in the Gulf of Porto.
In the west of the island, it is one of the most preserved places on the island of beauty. Discover the presence of the red granite cliffs (orange color at sunset) of the coves during a boat excursion from Porto.
Many tourists come every year to the south of Corsica to the Gulf of Porto, which is the ideal place for beautiful sea trips near the Corsican coast.
The Sanguinaires archipelago located in the Gulf of Ajaccio is also a protected site of fauna and flora between land and sea not to be missed. As an extension of the Parata peninsula, from the top of the Genoese tower, the archipelago reveals a magnificent view of its 4 classified islets and its surrounding places. A true haven of peace where rare endemic species are established, this archipelago is an integral part of the natural and cultural heritage of the city of Ajaccio. Several walking routes along the developed paths will lead you to different views of this natural panorama.
To see on the mountain side in Corsica-du-Sud
Everything is there for lovers of mountains and preserved nature at the Aiguilles de Bavella site: located in the Corsica Regional Natural Park, 30 kilometers from Solenzara: its pass, its massif, its forest…
From its pass at an altitude of 1,218 meters, the “color version” panorama of red, gray and green will challenge all living arts. From there, you will have the opportunity to head towards the hiking trails, accessible to all.
To do: the beautiful hike Le Trou de la Bombe (u Tafanu di u Compuledo) from the Col de Bavella. The trail is easy and in a shaded area. On arrival at Trou de la Bombe, you will just have a short slope and a passage in the rocks to cross on the way down.
The Aiguilles de Bavella, recognizable by its jagged peaks, is a hotspot in the Corsican mountains. It is the meeting place for climbers and hikers, experts will be there for extreme climbs.
Nature side in Corsica-du-Sud
With great purity and clarity, the swimming pools and waterfalls in Southern Corsica are natural and wild jewels. The Purcaraccia swimming pools in Quenza with turquoise water are one of the most beautiful places in Corsica, popular for swimming with a view of the Aiguilles de Bavella. Leisure activities and canyoning are yours. Cross the Col de Vizzavona and you will have the joy of discovering the highest waterfall in Corsica with its 70 meters: the Bridal Veil waterfall.
In the Cavu valley in Porto-Vecchio located just after the village of Taglio Rosso, on the banks of the Cavu river, below the road, enjoy transparent water between the white and polished rocks… Paradise on Earth !
Don’t forget your camera !
Discover the territory of Bonifacio at the southern end of Southern Corsica
Among its treasures, the unmissable Bonifacio, the City of Cliffs, an architectural pearl in Southern Corsica that can be classified as one of the most beautiful places in Southern Corsica. It is renowned for its limestone cliffs where on a clear day you will see the coasts of Sardinia. In Bonifacio, stroll along the port and through the streets of the old town along the covered walkway in the heart of the fortifications. Travelers as well as the greats of this world who have passed through Bonifacio have unforgettable memories.