Pointe de la Parata

Walking in Ajaccio

This slender promontory, 12km west of Ajaccio, is a magnet for walkers. A much-trodden trail around the cape rewards with great sea views and tantalising close-ups of the four islets of the Îles Sanguinaires (Bloody Islands), so named thanks to their crimson-coloured rock. Bus 5 (€1, 30 minutes) runs to the trailhead from just west of Ajaccio's Pl de Gaulle.