The French island of Corsica is located in the western Mediterranean Sea. Holidays in Corsica are varied and diverse.
There is still no mass tourism on Corsica and so you can still experience a lot of untouched nature.
With 8778 km², the island is the third largest island in the western Mediterranean, but the distances are not so great that you can easily experience the diversity of the island during your holiday. A seaside holiday on the coast is just as tempting as hiking in the high mountains.
Travel information about Corsica
There are four airports on the island: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari. In the high season, there are also direct flights from Germany. However, you often have to change planes on the French mainland.
There are several ferry connections that link the island with the mainland. For example, the Italian cities of Genoa and Livorno and the island of Sardinia are served. There are also ferries to the French mainland, for example to Marseille, Nice and Toulon.
On the way in..
There are only a few well-maintained trunk roads, all in the Bastia and Ajaccio areas. Most of the roads are narrow and very winding. As a result, traffic moves much slower than on the mainland.
There are numerous car rental companies. Insurance and rental prices are significantly more expensive for a holiday in Corsica than on the mainland. The “Corsica surcharge” due to the difficult road conditions is 5-10€ per day.
Due to the narrow roads, buses rarely travel into the hinterland. In the urban centres, the numerous bus lines run quite frequently.
There is a small narrow-gauge network running across the interior of the island. The trains connect Bastia with Ajaccio, Ile Rousse and Calvi. The lines are only single-track and there are only a few trains.
Mit dem Fahrrad
Es gibt kein zusätzlich ausgebautes Fahrradnetz auf Korsika. Man muss die normalen Straßen nutzen.
Best time to travel
Corsica has the typical Mediterranean climate. The summers are warm and dry. In winter it is cooler and humid. The high mountains are covered with snow for about half of the year.
The official language is French. However, Corsican, a language with an Italian dialect, is also spoken on the island.