U Trinighellu

Train in La Balagne

You may well tremble as the trinighellu (trembler) – the affectionate nickname for the dinky little coastal train between Île Rousse and Calvi – trundles along its sand-covered tracks. Running six to seven times daily, and calling at 15 stations by request only, it's the easiest way to access numerous hidden coves and beaches: no traffic jams and a low-key, scenic journey.

Hop off at whichever rocky cove takes your fancy, or, for fine golden sand, at Algajola or Plage de Bodri, the closest stop to Île Rousse.