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Corsica from Scotland?

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Corsica from Scotland?

Planning 7 to 10 days in Corsica possibly in early to mid April. Has anyone any suggestions for the best route to travel? Although we live in the west of Scotland it seems probably easiest to fly to Marseilles and from there to Calvi? We are not really interested in a beach or town holiday, more mountains and wildlife and would really welcome any suggestions about the best, most scenic places to stay. Happy to go down the B & B route, hotel or rental.

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1. Re: Corsica from Scotland?

annirene, as you guessed it you have various options to go to Corsica, the most direct one might be to drive to Manchester and take an EasyJet flight to Bastia (non stop). Alternatively you will also find direct flight from London Gatwick (TUI and Easyjet), London Stansted (Ryanair) and Heathrwo (BA) but also from Nice (maybe the cheapest option) Marseille and Paris (making sure that you dont have to connect from Orly to Charles de Gaule). In terms of things to do, did you consider the GR20 - this would be the most obvious way to discover the mountains but you have to be fit and prepared to slip in local "refuge de montagne". Alternatively you can find some great things to do in all parts of the islands, for instance staying in Porto Vecchio (using Figari airport) you can do in 7 days: visiting the Alta Rocca region, the Aiguilles de Bavella, the Piste du Coq and some canyoning before you leave.

Enjoy Corsica!!

mAxime

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mAxime -

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3. Re: Corsica from Scotland?

Thank you Maxime, that's certainly given me a lot to look into.

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Please be aware that teh GR20 is generally rwecognised as one of the most demanding of routes in Europe and you have to be evry fit to even contemplate it. There are many alternatives which are less demanding like the various mare et mare and mare et monte paths. If you want an actual holiday, take a look at the mountain village of Lama. It has a large selection of accommodation and has footpaths of varying difficulty. The village also has an open air swimming pool. It is close to the coast if you want a visit, and also close enough to Cap Corse for a day trip. Also close by are the Asco Gorges for mountain scenery, wild life and walking.

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The following may be useful

corsica.net/corsica/…lama02.htm

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hey

try jet2.com, think they are flying from Glasgow to nice this year - not sure if it starts in April or summer though! We usually take flight to Nice then ferry to Bastia or Calvi, stay at the campsites at Ghisonaccia & hire a car that gives us access to loads of walking - Bavella is a must, i think Corsica is the most beautiful place in the world!

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Thank you all for your really helpful advice - the planning continues!

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Direct flights from the UK to Corsica don't generally start till May. Connecting via Marseille seems generally to be better than Nice (more flights, and better times, at least from London).

Similarly, the GR20 is not accessible in April - a better bet would be the Mare e Monti if you wanted to do a long distance hike.

If you are mainly interested in mountains, I would base yourselves in Corte, which is also on the trainline if you want to travel further afield. Although again, there may be quite a bit of snow around on the walks nearby, at the higher altitudes, at that time of year.

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Hi Annirene, did you go to Corsica last year? We are also in Scotland and thinking of the same thing for this year ......any tips about getting there would be greatfully received. And if anyone has any good ideas of things (outdoorish) to do in May.....also welcome. Good base for hiking, outdoor swimming etc.

Thanks in advance.

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10. Re: Corsica from Scotland?

Hi there, sorry no we didn't go in the end but spent a great holiday in the North of Majorca, fantastic walking, swimming and weather - even in October. Good luck with your plans.