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A Short break in Ajaccio

A short break in Ajaccio out of season Corsica Adventure’s first guide, Mark Smith, hopped on and off flights from Peru, making his way gradually closer to me in Corsica. I was due to pick him up in 24 hours at Ajaccio airport and was looking forward to spending time with  him. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Super Guides

What makes a great guide A guide can make or break your trip.  Most of the time they are “exceptional” and will “surpass expectations.” Apart from their mountain competence, they are a pleasure to be with. They are friendly and caring people who enjoy the social aspect of the job. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Hotel Dominique Colonna

Not just a hotel, an experience Situated at the entrance of the Restonica Valley (classed as a Grand site de France) the  ‘Dominique Colonna’ hotel nestles  on the banks of a beautiful pounding river.  It is surrounded by a landscape of astonishingly wild beauty. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Sea Urchins

It’s not a BBQ, it’s an Oursinade. Most of us associate sea urchins with pain, a hazardous danger when swimming in the South of France.  For those of us who have stepped on an urchin, you will remember the pain, the black spikes penetrating the skin, splintering and breaking off PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Chesnuts

An age old Corsican proverb  ‘If you have nothing, you will eat nothing, if you want to make flour, go and collect chestnuts.’ A chì un ni hà, un ni mangna. Sé tu voli a farina va à coglia a castagna ». What could be better than sitting around a big open fire on a… Read more »

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Becoming a shepherd

In the idyllic, insular setting of the Corsican mountains, making the choice to become a shepherd is quite an undertaking. For it to be sustainable, you would have to be passionate about nature, love your animals and feel at home in a rugged outdoor environment that can be harsh.  PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Colours of Autumn

The island of beauty offers some glorious  colours in the Autumn. With the transition from  summer to  winter, the high slopes glow with golden orange leaves and red berries.  The excitement of the summer simmers down and walkers are few and far between. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Genoise Tower

Walk to Corsica’s secluded beaches and discover the Mortella Tower. Situated on the top northern point of Corsica, near to the Desert des Agriates you will find the bustling harbour town of St Florent.  There is a rocky, wild coastal walk, that leads to two of the most beautiful beaches PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Occi

 Balagne is situated in the North West region of the island.  It is known as the garden of Corsica, it has rolling hillsides, vineyards, perched villages, as well as some beautiful wild beaches.  Amongst the many places to visit in the Balagne is an abandoned village, called Occi. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint