Corsica is for (beach) lovers. And culture buffs. And hikers. And divers. It combines vast stretches of shoreline with the beauty of the mountains, plenty of activities for your body and some rich history to engage your mind.
Jutting out of the Med like an impregnable fortress, Corsica resembles a miniature continent, with astounding geographical diversity. Within half an hour, the landscape morphs from glittering bays, glitzy coastal cities and fabulous beaches to sawtooth peaks, breathtaking valleys, dense forests and enigmatic hilltop villages. The scenery that unfurls along the island’s crooked roads will have you constantly stopping to whip out your camera.
Though Corsica’s been officially part of France for over 200 years, it feels different from the mainland in everything from customs to cuisine, language and character, and that’s part of its appeal.
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Best places to stay in Corsica
Corsica travel guide
From the most exhilarating hikes and the tastiest local markets to the island's best beaches and top sights, this guide gives you everything you need for an unforgettable trip.
Delicacies of Corsica
This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's guide to Corsica, highlighting the region's best cuisine. Corsican cuisine owes its distinct characteristics to a host of factors.
France - Corsica (Chapter)
Corsica is for (beach) lovers. And culture buffs. And hikers. And divers. And families. It combines vast stretches of shoreline with the beauty of the mountains, plenty of activities for your body and some rich history to engage your mind.
The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes
Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.
Corsica - The West Coast (Chapter)
This is the West Coast chapter from Lonely Planet's Corsica guidebook.
Southern GR20 Guided Walk
A guided walk along the southern section of the famous GR20
Corsica GR20 South
Trek the southern half of the famous GR20
Ten of France’s natural wonders
France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors.
Corsica - Background (Chapter)
This is the Background chapter from Lonely Planet's Corsica guidebook.