Excursion to the «Corsican Finger»

Watchtowers and grapevine-covered slopes: the northern part of the island resembles the whole of Corsica in miniature.
This destination is very popular with tourists, and no wonder: it offers everything needed for a great vacation, while the scenic views of natural and historical landmarks are absolutely stunning.
This fascinating, 129-km-long (80 miles) route can be covered in one day, with enough time to enjoy the views and Mediterranean lobsters. The tour's first stop is the village of Lavasina with its main attraction, the miraculous sculpture of Madonna di Lavasina, and the beautiful story of her appearance in the church of Notre Dame de Grace. Further along the way, high up on a cliff, a formidable tower – a symbol of this region – stands overlooking a tiny natural harbor.

Bastia beach

Next along the route is the village of Erbalunga, providing an opportunity to take a short walk and have a cup of coffee. The community of Sisko is located about the midpoint of the total tour distance, preceding the village of Macinaggio and its wide choice of bars and restaurants – and 500 sport yachts in the bay.
Upon rounding the promontory, the route continues through the Col de la Serra mountain pass and on to the historical mills of Mattei. The seaport of Century makes an excellent place to have lunch, which may feature the best Mediterranean lobsters and a good selection of other dishes. Despite its size, the tiny Nonza offers many historical curiosities: one example is the Springs of St. Julia and the related legend, which our guides can gladly tell. Patrimonio is famous for its wineries, and a stop at one of them with tastings of the local red, white, and rose is definitely worth the while.

The way back to the eastern coast through the Teghime Pass offers magnificent views of Bastia and the St. Florent Bay. The 960-meter height reveals breathtaking new vistas. The town of Bastia is the next stop on the itinerary.

We offer a choice of two routes:

  • Full tour: Bastia – Cap Corse – Bastia
  • Short tour: Bastia – Macinaggio & sea trip – Bastia

* - The itinerary can be modified at the client's request.

Duration: one whole day

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