Porto: Scandola, Girolata, and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip
- Duration: 3 hours
Discover the Gulf of Porto by boat and see why this extraordinary natural area is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your boat trip by sailing to the Scandola Reserve, home to beautiful cliffs and a sea bed. Located in the north of the Gulf of Porto, the Scandola Reserve has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1975 and contains majestic cliffs with more than 30 plant species. Afterward, stopover in Girolata, a small village on the edge of a scenic bay. This picturesque village is only accessible by sea or by a small path. Then visit the Calanche de Piana creeks, a dream-like place filled with magnificent colors.
At the conclusion of your experience, you'll sail back to your tour starting point.
The trip was excellent and the nature is incredible but... You promised me an English guide but all we got was Google Translated text on mobile phone which the guide gave us to read. So, we cannot ask anything because the guide did not speak English at all. Google Translate is not an English guide. At least not yet...
Depart Porto and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Calanche de Piana in the Gulf of Porto by silent hybrid boat to respect the environment. Located halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, close to the village of Piana, the Calanche de Piana is part of a volcanic complex that towers up to 300 meters above sea level at its highest altitude.
Marvel at the pink granite rocks shaped over centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Discover a series of fantastic rock formations sculpted into spectacular shapes and surrounded by crystal blue waters. Rich with marine life and seabirds, the area also demonstrates a tremendous diversity of rocks in locations that give a particular aspect to the surroundings.
We could not fault the professionalism of this group. The tour was in French, but a crewman sought out the English speakers and translated for them. We absolutely loved it.
Discover the dramatic landscapes of the south coast of Corsica aboard a cruise boat from Ajaccio on a full-day tour to the commune of Bonifacio and its legendary rock formations. Located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, and separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio, the commune is well known for its idyllic beaches and towering cliffs. Cruise into the Valinco Gulf for breathtaking views of the coast. See the famous lion-shaped rock of Roccapina and more. Benefit from an informative commentary on the history of Corsica and its traditions along the way. Get a closer look at the rock carving of the Staircase of the King of Aragon, dug by Alfonso V's troops in a single night during the unsuccessful siege of Bonifacio in 1420, according to legend. Marvel at the sea caves in the shape of Napoleon's Hat and the sea stack of the Grain de Sable. Upon arrival in Bonifacio, get 4 hour...
From the Tourist Office in the downtown area, collect your Peugeot high-end e-bike, equipped with a Bosch engine. With the help of the e-bike you can visit the Napoleonic sites, the old town, the Sanguinaires Islands, and the wonderful bay of Capo di Feno. You will then return to the Tourist Office via an inland route and along the Saint Antoine road pass. In just three and a half hours you can discover many sites on the island, including Bonaparte’s house where Napoleon was born and spent his youth. Beyond the downtown area, you can visit the Parata Genoese tower for a great panoramic view on the Sanguinaires Islands and then continue on to the beautiful beaches of Grand Capo and Petit Capo.
Enjoy a 360-degree view of the Imperial Town with an open top bus. Depart from the Square Foch, drive along the De Gaulle Square with the statue of Napoleon with his four brothers. Then cruise along Austerlitz Square and see the Casone monument dedicated to Napoleon I. Continue your discovery along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful sights over Ajaccio bay. Arrive at the Parata point for a 20-30 minute stop and appreciate the exceptional panorama over the archipelago.
Great tour. The driver told us the English version was not as good as the French. But it was great. Driver was excellent. Timing excellent
Enjoy a day of 4×4 fun as you travel around the slopes of Monte Cinto to explore the Asco Valley and its river. With its high peaks and plunging gorges cut out of granite, the Valley is a hub of rich flora and fauna growing in unusual little places waiting to be discovered. Admire the amazing landscapes between mountain and river and marvel at the shades of blue all around you from the sky to the water. Then, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water of the river and enjoy a 2-hour stop to relax and hang out. Chill under the sun, or cool down in the shade under a parasol provided by your guide. Learn all about the island from your passionate local guide, and listen to the secrets of the land on this unforgettable tour.
Depart from Place Foch and drive along De Gaulle Square to see the statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio´s most famous figure, and his 4 brothers. Along the Austerlitz square, see the Casone monument, dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. Journey along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful view over Ajaccio Bay. Arrive at the Pointe de la Parata with its great sea views and close-ups of the Sanguinaires Islands. Drive back to town overlooking the beaches, the monuments, and the seaside cemetery and the citadel.
Start your day bright and early and head to one of the most visited panoramic sights of Corsica. Marvel at the stunning sea views and take in the fresh ocean air as you listen to your local guide tell the tales of the land and reveal its secrets. Next, drive to an altitude of 1200 m to enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree view out over the north of the island. Admire the view of Cap Corse, the Revellata Peninsula that stretches beyond Calvi, as well as the highest summit in the Balagne area, the Monte Padru which sits at 2392 m. Continue on through the centenarian rows of olive-trees in the Reginu Valley as you head to the next spot to enjoy a local lunch made with fresh regional produce. Journey on to Saleccia Beach one of the most beautiful in Corsica and hidden in the heart of the Agriates desert. Enjoy a 2-hour stop here to swim, and take a dip in the refreshing waters or relax in the s...
Get picked up from your accommodation in Calvi, Lumio, Algajola, Ile Rousse, or Lozari. Depart at 9 AM and drive to the most beautiful villages of the Balagne region, including Lumio, Sant'Antonino - certified as the "Most beautiful village in France", Pigna, Ile Rousse, Calenzana, and Monte Maggiore. Your guide will explain the story of Corsica island through the wonderful adventures of Pascal Paoli, father of democracy and the Corsican nation. Continue the adventure along the steep roads of Reginu Valley as you discover the secret villages perched on top of the rocky hilltop in the heart of untouched nature. During the day, the guide will share his passion and love for the island, and unveil its secrets as you embark on this unforgettable tour. Stop for lunch in a timeless setting, before cooling off in the waters of the Mediterranean. Return back to Calvi or Ile Rousse for 6 PM.
Our guide serge was lovely. He really made the experience pleasurable. We saw wonderful villages and the pace was great even with a 8 year old. We had incredible lunch at Lumio, San Antonio and Pigna were gorgeous. Got a feeling of seeing the real Corsica with this tour! Totally worth the time and money.
With totally customizable tours, skip the usual historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Embark on a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6-hour tour that will transform the way you travel, making it as much about the people you meet, as the places you see. Your local guide is passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since these locals are not professional guides and only tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with that neighborhood; find out the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your g...
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We were placed on another date due to weather conditions. Serious boat company and very professional crew. A bit long but pleasant crossing. Recommended for a day of escape.
Boat trip a little long otherwise great view from the boat to take pictures of bonifacio and little train included in the ticket for access to the top of the village
Great experience. The bikes have nothing to do with the photo, the engines were essential. Accessible to everyone. I strongly advise.
Good experience. Trip with beautiful views on the bay of Ajaccio. Explanation and info was very good.
It was a nice trip. We liked our skipper also. Highly recommended.