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Alpine Passes Tour

Our tour of Corsica takes us clockwise around the island on stunning coastal roads with picturesque sea scapes and over mountain passes and through stunning gorges through villages where time appears to have stood still.
Tour Start Date End Date
Ultimate Driving Tours - August 2021 Saturday 7th August 2021 Sunday 15th August 2021



Starting in the north east we spend the first night in a charming fishing village near Bastia and on our first full day on Corsica we explore Cap Corse and northern Corsica with lunch in the charming Centuri a small fishing port before arriving in the fashionable yacht resort of San Florent for afternoon coffee. We then head back to Erbalunga across the mountains.

On our 2nd day on Corsica we head into the mountains and drive through some stunning gorges before arriving at our hotel in the Restonica gorge near Corte.

On our 3rd day on Corsica we stay in the mountains for most of the day driving through more stunning gorges and over mountain passes including the dramatic Col de Bavella before emerging on the south east coast where our hotel for the next 2 nights in Porto Vecchio has its own beach.

The next day we relax on the coast around Porto Vecchio.

On the 5th day on Corsica we drive south and visit Bonifacio the southern most point on Corsica and enjoy a boat ride to view the dramatic cliffs and rock formations followed by lunch.We then drive up the south west coastline through Propriano to our hotel in the charming small fishing port of Porto Pollo.The following day, our 6th day on Corsica, we visit Filitosa the pre-historic monument site before continuing up the western shore through Ajaccio to Piana, one of only two villages on Corsica listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages.

After 6 days travelling around Corsica we stay here for two nights.The following day we enjoy a relaxed local excursion visiting a local bay for coffee then drive along the beautiful Calanques de Piana, arguably one of Europe’s most stunning coastal roads to Porto only 10 miles north. The Calanques de Piana is a UNESCO world heritage site in recognition of its beauty.

The following day we spend the morning in the mountains near Porto then drive north over the summit of the Col de la Croix to Calvi our last hotel stop on Corsica.

On our 9th and final day on Corsica we drive up to L’Ile Rousse for morning coffee before heading back into the mountains on a route through villages where artists and artisans manufacture traditional goods.Our lunch stop is San Antonino the other “beaux village” on Corsica.

In the afternoon we continue up the coast to San Florent for afternoon coffee which is where we arrived on our first full day in Corsica !

After coffee we drive back over the Col de Teghime back to Bastia to catch the overnight ferry to Nice. The next morning our ferry arrives in Nice, France and our tour ends.”


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