Calvi, its beach, port, citadel, and activities in the region
The Citadel The Port of Calvi The beach of Calvi Places not to be missed Attractive activities Balagne Seaside Activities
Upon your arrival in Calvi, your gaze will be amazed by the Citadel, symbol of the wealth of the past under Genoese domination of the city.
To reach this historic site, you will have to take paved streets through the famous Saint Jean-Baptiste Cathedral.
As you walk up the ramparts, you will enjoy a 360° panoramic view of the entire city. Like a setting on the water, it looks out over the snowy mountains of Monte Grossu that reflect their shadow on the Mediterranean.
It is at the foot of this imposing Genoese building that the boats of fishermen and boater’s moor. This is the starting point for many sea walks along the Mediterranean, an activity not to be missed under any circumstances during your getaway.
The port is bordered by numerous bars and restaurants, just above the hyper-center between Clemenceau Street and Wilson Boulevard, with its various shops where you will find local designers and artisans.
With its crystal-clear waters, its vast expanse of white sand and the view of the city and its citadel, it is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Corsica.
On site, you will find beach restaurants where you can refresh yourself or eat and bask in the sun.
Jewels of cultural heritage, we can see on the hill a chapel and a sculpture anchored on the rock.
Built in the 15th century (1479) it is listed as a Calvais religious heritage.
the sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary, the Calvais have entrusted her with the protection of the city and have dedicated a pilgrimage to her for 500 years.
From there, you can enjoy an exceptional view of the bay of Calvi up to Cap Corse.
It is at the gates of the city of Calvi, where you can admire the peninsula of Revelatta, rocky promontory lined with beaches and intimate coves and wild.
It is also a hotspot for biodiversity because of its rocky inhabitants which provide
shelter for fauna and flora. Indeed, maritime cliffs and rocky coasts abound with rare, endemic and protected plant species.
The Scandola Nature Reserve is a marine and land-based reserve whose access is strictly regulated.
It is part of the regional natural park of Corsica.
Of volcanic origin, the red rocks of the ancient caldera plunge into the sea and contrast with the intense blue of the water.
It is one of the most beautiful natural sites in Corsica.
Offering spectacular landscapes, the boat trip in the reserve is considered one of the must-see of a trip in Corsica.
It is located about twenty kilometres’ from Calvi.
It covers 3000 ha, of which 210 ha are Laricio pine, 300 ha are Holm oak and 750 ha are Maritime pine.
The Bonifato massif is crossed by the GR20 and the Tra e Mare e Monti, the most famous trails of the Corsican Regional Natural Park.
Along the forest path, meanders a small river composed of natural swimming pools.
It’s a nice place to have a picnic.
Calvi enjoys a privileged location between land and sea. You'll find attractive activities for every member of the family.
There's plenty to do here, from water sports (jet-skiing, sea-buoys or scuba diving, etc.) to cultural visits, 4x4 excursions and exceptional walks.
The region of Balagne is a contrasting land, it consists of a coastal part and a hinterland with hills overlooking the sea.
It has an exceptional cultural and natural heritage.
in the open, perched villages
Just a few kilometres from Calvi, you can discover the numerous villages overlooking the Balagne. Although they are all more picturesque and more typical than each other, some are essential places: Lumio, Cateri, Sant'Antonino, Pigna, Corbara, Île-Rousse, Algajola.
From these villages you can admire the sunset, see the sky blazing, contemplate the clouds, feel the atmosphere that reigns during these intense moments. It will be a moment of calm, conducive to the wandering of thoughts.
If you want to know more about this beautiful region and all it has to offer, do not hesitate to visit the website of the tourist office of Balagne.
Click here to go to the website of the Balagne tourist office.
Let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the coastline which counts many beaches such as the beaches of Lumio, of Algajola, of Davia, of Bodri, of Île-Rousse, of Lozari, of Ostriconi, of Saleccia.
We leave you the choice between family beaches: to make sand castles and bathe in complete safety, for lovers of thrills or smaller beaches more secret, true corners of paradise. These maritime landscapes are in constant motion and offer us magnificent paintings with an infinite palette of colours.
Find the beaches of Balagne
La Balagne offers many sports and cultural activities. With your family, friends or two, in the mountains or by the sea, your favourite activity awaits you there.
You have the possibility to go scuba diving, boat trips, rent a boat, to discover incredible places like the Scandola reserve.
Other activities are also proposed such as canyoning, tree climbing, horse riding, 4x4, or walking.
You can consult the links below to learn more about the activities not to be missed and their providers.
Click here for Activities in Balagne
Click here to discover Balagne by bike
Click here to discover the walks not to be missed
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