Seaside holidays in Calvi


From your Corsican holiday residence, in Calvi take the coastal road to Ajaccio,and you will see the most extraordinary panoramas of the island of beauty, especially those of the Nature reserve of Scandola nature and the Calanches de Piana. Adding a trip from the Spelunca gorges via Porto, you can say that you have seen the essential of the Corsican landscapes, but in the fact a whole life is not enough to discover all the natural wealth that offers us the island of beauty.
The road D81 starts at the foot of the citadel (by the Belvédère Hotel in Calvi) and goes through Galéria and Porto. This road passes in front of our Corsican residences (Corsican apartment rental).It is sinuous, clinging on a very steep terrain, but it also overlooks beautiful isolated coves like that of Nichiaretto, and several beautiful beaches, such as the Crovanni Bay and the Gulf of Galéria, which also offers a wide panorama of the northwest coast of Corsica. Galéria is a small typical Corsican village at just 40 minutes by car from your Corsican apartment’s rental in Calvi. But you don’t have to go so far to find a beautiful and isolated beach; from your Corsican holydays rental in only 15 minutes by foot you can reach the beach “l ’Alga”.
The small port of Galéria is also the starting point for sea excursions to the peninsula of Scandola and the Gulf of Girolata. The village of Girolata has a unique feature: it is only accessible by sea from Galéria and Porto, or by a mule track! Otherwise two hiking trails give access to it by the Palmarella pass
From Galéria, go back on the road D81 that in the next 10 kilometers rises from the sea level to 408 meters into the Col de Palmarella: where you can enjoy a unique viewpoint on the peninsula of Scandola. A little further, after another series of sharp turns, the pass “de la croix” gives a panoramic vieuw on the Gulf of Girolata. And it is always turning and turning that you finally reach Porto. Don’t go back to your Corsican apartment rental in Calvi, without having seen the sunset and its extraordinary colors over Porto!
The port of Porto is at the end of a vast valley that starts at the Vergio pass. This pass begins at 1477 meters above sea level, but is only 15 km away from the sea. Imagine the slope! This also explains the existence of deep Spelunca gorges. If you are staying in one of our Corsican apartment rentals the Motel Les Pins or Calvi Residence, you can easily reach the port of Porto by the coast to be amazed by its magnificent landscapes
From your apartment rental in Corsica, take direction to Porto. In Porto, do not follow the direct route to the Vergio pass by Evisa (the D84), but the narrow D124, on the right bank of the river. You will pass through the picturesque village of Ota that the summit of Capu d'Ortu seems to threaten its 1294 meters above sea level. Upstream of Ota, after having passed two successive bridges over the torrents, park: a path gives access to the superb Genoese bridge of Vecchiu. From here you can make a round trip on the path along the gorges of Spelunca: it takes an hour to reach the bridge of Zaglia.
You are on holidays in Corsica, alone, with family or friends and still haven’t booked your accommodation, so contact us and we will offer you a stay in a hotel or in an apartment rental in Calvi.
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