Sports and outdoor activities in Corsica
I would like to walk, climb, hike, challenge myself...
Corsica offers myriad options which will introduce you to the true nature of this remarkable region. Corsica can boast that it is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, horse trekking and quad biking, with myriad options offered by activity companies and guides who will be delighted to introduce you to the true nature of this region via a range of multi-activity holidays.
Corsica’s landscapes are remarkably diverse, with the mountains and sea providing a formidable backdrop.
If you’re looking for the archetypal “land of milk and honey”, this island, with its strong character, is surely it, with every season leaving its mark on the contours of a land which remains remarkably unspoilt. With close to 1,500km of marked footpaths and over 1,350 beds available in its stopover gîtes and mountain refuges, the Parc Naturel Régional Corse offers superb hiking opportunities as well as the chance to discover rare fauna and flora, including over 2,000 different plant species.
Experienced hikers can stride out along the marked trails of the GR20 long-distance path; conquer the summits of the Aiguilles de Bavella; or plunge into the natural pools of the Gorges de la Restonica. Yet, despite their grandiose appearance, these majestic landscapes are often easily accessible, with surprises at every turn, and whether you’re with family or friends, your favourite outdoor pursuits provide the ideal way of exploring these wild and pristine areas. As a reward, why not treat yourself to a delicious platter of seafood at the foot of a snow-clad peak – a uniquely Corsican experience which sums up to perfection its extraordinary combination of sea and mountains.
When it comes to mountain biking, Corsica has something for everyone: for braver cyclists, the biking trails in the Niolu and our mountain tracks will provide a suitable challenge; while those keen on more gentle riding can follow coastal routes or pedal in relaxed fashion from village to village, taking the time to stop for a drink in a café and chat with the locals, who will be happy to recommend little-known and more remote cycling options. Our long-distance cycling trails are also some of the best in Europe. Take a short detour via the Cuscione plateau, an area popular with top-level cyclists.
For those who prefer exploring on horseback, the Balagne, Corte region, coastline of the Agriates desert and the Rizzanese valley provide ample opportunities to enjoy the wide open spaces on offer. The 1,500km of trails criss-crossing the island provide a promise of superb quad bike excursions guaranteed to take you off the beaten track.
And why not complete your day by trying your hand at clay-pigeon shooting or kite flying on one of our beaches – the possibilities are endless.
With its astonishing beauty, mountain landscapes and activities on offer, Corsica is truly a land of extremes. “Corsica seen from the sky” is more than just a slogan, it is a tempting promise!
Paragliding has a special magic – for a few precious moments you can enjoy the sensation of reaching out and touching the sky. Once you’ve got over your initial fears, experience a feeling of lightness as you slowly gain altitude, taking in the scenery of Cap Corse and the superb sights of Teghime and Nonza, places that have inspired the island’s famed singers.
If you can hold your nerve, how about a parachute jump? Corsica’s landscapes will pass before your eyes in a way that you’ve never before experienced. This “mountain in the sea” is truly a mecca for outdoor sports!
The island’s grandiose landscapes are a feast for the senses!