The mountainous island of Corsica in the Mediterranean is a mixture of stylish coastal towns, dense foliage, soaring peaks. With almost half of the island protected by parkland, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for keeping active.
Home to the world-famous GR 20, Corsica is renowned for its hiking. When you’re not being active, there are ample beaches to unwind in the Mediterranean sun, and despite the uniquely Italian culture, the island has been part of France for over 340 years.
Private Charter Flights to Corsica
There are four main airports that you can fly into on Corsica Island. Each one is within easy reach of your favourite city or resort. These are the best airports to fly into, no matter where you’re staying:
- Figari Sud-Corse Airport by private jet – is the southernmost airport on the island and just 3 km (1.8 miles) from Figari. Fly into here if you’re staying in the St. Tropez of Corsica, Porto Vecchio.
- Calvi Sainte Catherine Airport by private jet – Calvi Sainte Catherine Airport is a stonesthrow away from Calvi. Choose this airport if you’re staying anywhere to the north of the island.
- Bastia Airport by private jet – Staying in or near Bastia? If you’re heading to the northeast of Corsica (somewhere near St. Florent and the yacht marina) then fly into and from here.
- Ajaccio Campo dell’Oro Airport by private jet – If you’re heading to the capital then flying into Ajaccio Campo dell’Oro Airport is just a 15 minute drive to the centre.
When you book your private charter flights to Corsica with Admiral Jet, we take the burden of planning and organising away from you. Contact a member of our team today, and within 24 hours you’ll have everything sorted, so you can just show up to the airport.
Lots of Outdoor Activities
Corsica has a rugged and varied terrain, making it perfect for plenty of outdoor fun for the more active visitors. In the middle of the island, you’ll come across a series of complex valleys and canyons hidden away. This is perfect for hiking, climbing, swimming, or touring.
Other activities include:
- For the speed demons, you could try quad biking through the Agriates desert or Bonifacio
- Taking one of many opportunities for boat trips to Cap Corse, Saint-Florent, Porto, Bonifacio or the Lavezzi Islands
- Tree climbing: the biggest adventure park is in Vero, a small village on the heights of Ajaccio
- Kayaking, for example at Pianterella beach, close to Bonifacio
- Jet skiing
- Paragliding, in Ajaccio, Calvi and Saint-Florent
- Horseback riding
There are more than enough activities to fill your time in Corsica, that the difficulty comes in choosing which one to do first.
Once you’ve had your fill of adventure, why not take some time to unwind on the white sandy beaches and soak up the Mediterranean sun near the crystal azure waters?
There are plenty of beaches, some busy, others remote, where you can spend the day sipping cocktails and relaxing. In the Agriates Desert, you’ll find two incredible beaches that rank among the most beautiful in Corsica:
- Saleccia beach
- Lotu Beach
You can also choose to go to Calvi Beach, which is a sweeping bay of powdered white sand enjoys some of the clearest water on the island!
Coming to Corsica on Business?
Corsica is more than just a stunning island with clear blue waters, action/adventure, wine and food. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to organise your seminars, incentives, meetings, conventions, and congresses. The events industry is booming in Corsica and it’s easy to understand why.
Food and Wine
The climate in Corsica is perfect for winemaking and there are some beautiful vineyards worth touring. Filled with independent winemakers, you’ll receive fantastic hospitality, learn more about the local history, and be able to have a tipple or two.
Despite being part of France for over 340 years, the culture is distinctly Italian, and this really shines through with the food on offer in Corsica. Firstly, the cheeses on offer are out of this world, especially Brocciu (a local sheep or goats cheese). Then you can follow this up with some Lonzo de Corse, a salted, dry-cured and matured meat made from pork loin. Then for a dessert, you should try Fiadone, a local favourite lemon cheesecake, it’s a treat you’ll want again.
Top Tips for visiting Corsica
Visit a local market
There are some high-end shopping opportunities in Corsica, but the hustle and bustle of the markets is where the fun is at. Pick up some treats to take back home and continue the Corsica experience when you return.
The best time to visit Corsica
The island can be heaving with visitors in July and August because it’s where many French and Italians spend their summers. The best time to visit Corsica is September/October because the weather is still warm but it’s not as busy.
Being Part of France means Euros
The currency in Corsica is the Euro. However, you should carry cash with you whilst on the island, as the landscape means that there aren’t many ATMs in the wilderness. If you’re travelling to smaller towns and villages, they may also require cash instead of card.