Where to Hike
With so many dazzling landscapes to view, hiking is an extremely popular activity amongst tourists. Declared as one of Europe's most famous treks, the GR20 route, will provide visitors with the journey of a lifetime. The route, which is 180km in length would take hikers an estimated two weeks in total to complete, so unless visitors are prepared to bring a sleeping bag, a change of clothes and gallons of water with them, it is advised that hikers either take the north route (which runs between Calenzana and Vizzavona) or the South route (which goes between Vizzavonaand Conca.).This 120 mile high mountain path will allow visitors to get a bird's-eye-view of the beautiful scenery that this idyllic island has to offer. With clear red and white signs to assist hikers along the path, there need be no fear of getting lost. Hikers can simply enjoy the views and let their feet take them on a journey they will never forget.
More on GR20: http://corsica.forhikers.com/gr20
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For visitors who are more strollers than hikers, Olmi-Cappella in Balagne (Northwest of Corsica), offers the perfect alternative: a walk with donkeys! With the option to hire a diligent, delightful donkey, which will carry all belongings, walkers won't need to sweat a drop. Donkeys are loaded with a traditional luggage rack, enabling visitors to take a picnic with them on their walk and have a nice, easy, stress-free journey with plenty of pit stops along the way.
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Where to Explore
Located in Nonza, North East of Corsica, The Tower of Nonza is definitely one of the Island's top attractions. A place of humbling history, the tower is famous throughout the Island. During a war fighting for the Corsica independence in 1768, Commander Captian Casselli firmly remained in the tower, single-handedly keeping 1200 French soldiers at bay. The tower represents the strength and beauty of Corsica despite its many hardships and battles. For visitors wanting to explore the history of this magnificent island, The Tower of Nonza is certainly a sight to see.
For visitors wanting to get a taste of Corsica's culture, there is no better way to do so than to participate in wine tasting at Domaine d'Alzipratu, Church of Sta Restitude. Known for its delicate red wines, the Island's best and finest can be found here. Wine maker, Pierre Acquaviva has run the business since 1990, providing countless visitors with exquisite and unique samples of the most prestigious wines Corsica has to offer. Surrounded by scenic views, this activity will provide visitors with a romantic, memorable afternoon.
Where to eat
An Island of simple but superb dishes, this destination has its own cultural cuisine to offer. In South West Propriano/Barrac, the restaurant Auberge San Ghjuvani (map), presents visitors with a choice of delicious Corsica fare. The menu includes delicacies such as snails and veal, allowing customers to get a true taste of this fascinating land.
Chez Parenti Propriano (map) will also provide visitors with an unforgettable experience. Located along the Port, the restaurant overlooks the sparkling, sun-kissed ocean, establishing a truly romantic atmosphere for customers. A highly popular restaurant, visitors will definitely want to put this into their diaries.
A place of supreme beauty, Corsica is the ideal holiday destination. Overflowing with history and unique culture, not even the ocean mist could obscure the wonder of this location. With much to do and see, an escape to this stunning Island will make for the perfect get away. Click this link to find cheap hire whilst in Corsica.
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Author: Maria Hubbard.
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