A holiday in Porto-Vecchio really does allow for such variety, as captivating mountains offering countless different outdoor activities are just half an hour's drive inland.
Alta RoccaOne of the many attractions of Porto-Vecchio is its proximity to the glorious Alta Rocca mountainous region of Corsica. In just a short drive, the hustle and bustle of the picture-perfect coastal resorts can be exchanged for breathtaking tranquil mountain scenery and sweeping panoramas, and a real sense of being off the beaten track. There are opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, horse riding, quad biking, taking a dip in crystal clear rock pools or picnicking by a mountain river.
The Ospedale Forest and Lake are great places for hiking or walking amongst the pines and granite boulders. Col de Bavella provides an excellent hiking or climbing base, and affords some of the best views of the towering, jagged granite Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Zonza is a fine example of the many quaint mountain villages in Alta Rocca.
Another memorable day trip is to the medieval citadel and harbour of Bonifacio right on the southern tip of Corsica, half an hour's drive south from Porto-Vecchio (or a short boat trip away). Fascinating history, dramatic scenery and excellent bars and restaurants are all on offer here.
Inland, a basic understanding of French language or a French phrase book are useful in Corsica, as English is not as widely spoken as on mainland France.
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