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Corsica Dream North (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Cabin cruise aboard our catamaran Poncin 82

Day 1 : Ajaccio –

Boarding in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure around 06:00 pm (18:00), route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay,

dinner and night on board.

Day 2 : Ajaccio – Sagone – Cargèse – (04h00)

After breakfast, set sail to the bay of Sagone or Cargèse (depending on meteorological conditions). Sagone is a

small fisherman’s village hidden in the far end of a large bay bordered with a long white sandy beach. A few

miles away, Cargèse is made of a harbor and a typical village, located in the heights. The town was long ago

settled by a Greek colony. Lunch on board, nautical activities, relaxation, explore the village. Dinner.

Day 3 : Sagone/ Cargèse – Golfe de Porto – Girolata- (03h00)

After breakfast, you will sail alongside the wild coast and admire its jagged heads and deep creeks, you will

discover Cala di Palù and its renowned stone totems, and eventually the typical « Sugarloaf”. Mooring and lunch

at the « Swimming Pool », a creek fringed with sheer rocks. You will enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking.

After lunch, you will set sail to Les Calanques de Piana, a sight of vast caves, red, orange and pink, granite cliffs

and spiky spiraling carved into amazing animal like rock formations and then to the Gulf of Porto, a classified

World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will bypass Capo Cenino before reaching one of the natural marvels of

Corsica: the Gulf of Girolata, its Genoese bastion and its fisherman’s village. Mooring for the night in Girolata creek.

Day 4 : Girolata – Calvi – (04h00)

After breakfast, sail to the Scandola Natural Reserve. With its wild coast, bordered with tortured reefs and islets,

the protected reserve of Scandola is one of the most beautiful geological phenomenons in Corsica. Only day

mooring is permitted within the reserve, which allows a temporary visit, thanks to the tender, of this reef’s

labyrinth. Snorkeling will let you admire underwater cliffs and countless fish. Mooring and lunch in Scandola,

then swimming and departure to Calvi.

Calvi, for centuries under Genoese domination, pretends that Christopher Columbus’s soul still inhabits the

town. The quays are now crowded with lively bars and restaurants. Uptown, the narrow streets snake to the

magnificent citadel. Mooring for the night in the marina.

Day 5 : Calvi – Golfe de La Revallata - Girolata – (03h00)

In the morning, free time to visit Calvi and then departure to the Gulf of La Revellata: swimming; relaxation,

snorkeling, kayaking. After lunch, route to Girolata. South of Calvi, landscapes become wild, steep, and cut into a

bright red granite. Sailing is the best way to discover the Natural Reserve of Scandola and Corsica’s beautiful

coastal vistas. The volcanic origin of the island as well as wind and water erosion created breathtaking

landscapes: abrupt cliffs, red rocks with tortured shapes, deserted creeks.

Further south, discover Girolata a small fisherman’s village, one of the last places on the coast that is

unaccessible by roads and still inhabited. Girolata has a dreamlike quality that's highlighted by the vivid red of

the surrounding rocks. A short stretch of stony beach and a few houses are dominated by a stately watchtower,

built by the Genoese later in the seventeenth century in the form of a small castle on a bluff overlooking the

cove. Nautical activities and mooring for the night in Cala Muretta or Cala Vecchia.

Day 6 : Bay of Girolata – Capo Rosso – Cala Di Palù - Sagone / Cargèse – (03h00)

Another call around Capo Rosso and its numerous belvederes, in order to visit the sites not seen during the first

stop. Then sailing to Cargese, a typical harbor that became a famous Mediterranean seaside resort. Its history is

stamped by the settlement of a Greek colony in the XVIIth century. Swimming, relaxation, nautical activities and

mooring for the night.

Day 7 : Bay of Sagone – Bay of Ajaccio – (04h00)

Morning sailing in the bay of Sagone, mooring for lunch then route to Ajaccio. Visit the city of Ajaccio in the late

afternoon: Napoleon Bonaparte was born here, and take time to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and wealth of

cafes, restaurants and shops. Pass through the narrow streets and simply enjoy the lively quays of the harbor.

Day 8 : Ajaccio

Disembarkation at 08h00

CATAMARAN DREAM 82

Corsica Dream South (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Cabin cruise aboard our catamaran Poncin 82

Day 1 : Ajaccio –

Boarding in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure around 06:00 pm (18:00), route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay,

diner and night on board.

Day 2 : Ajaccio – Valenco – (03h00)

Setting sails to the gulfe of Valenco which beauty has been sung in many Cosican traditional songs. Mooring in

Porto Pollo for lunch after sailing around the reefs of Taravù : swinming, kayaking, farniente.

For our guests who like snorkeling : take a ride with the tender to the rocks of Taravu, a beautiful snorkeling spot.

After lunch, route to the gulfe of Valenco and the bay of Campo Moro. The town of Campo Moro was originally a

simple fishermen village made of a few grey granite houses. It has kept its genuine and authentic charm. Ashore,

you will find a few bars, restaurants and shops. Visite of the bastion, located on the headland of Campo Moro.

This historical site has been entirely restored and displays the unspoiled architecture of a fortified Genoese

building. Mooring for the night.

Day 3 : Golfe de Valenco – Sénétose – (02h00)

Route to Sénétose and its magnificent wild moorings, lunch in Arana cove : swimming, farniente, kayak, snorkeling.

Departure to Bonifacio. The whole coast after Acula, is indented with tiny fjords. On Rocapina headland, a heap

of rocks looks like a lion lying down. Arrival late afternoon in the pearl of South Corsica : Bonifacio, so beautiful

as spectacular ! Entering the port of Bonifacio is very impressive because the harbor is dominated by a huge

cliff, on which is located the fortified city. The inhabitants use to say that this vast fjord would be where Ulysses’

black vessel sheltered once during his Odyssey. Mooring for the night.

Day 4 : Bonifacio – Lavezzi Archipelago – (03h00)

After breakfast, departure to the Lavezzi islands.

The extraordinary aspect of this heap of rocks gives the feeling that we’re back to the Stone Age. This marine

and ground sanctuary mainly protects a rare specy of seagulls that nest within the vast rocks, as well as

countless fish in turquoise waters. The boulders, piling up high, shape small inside rooms which walls are

polished by erosion. Lunch in this heavenly mooring, then swimming and nautical activities. Mooring in Piana

island, a natural reserve where the waters are so limpid that one can see the white sandy bottom, 3 or 4 meters deep.

Day 5 : Ile Piana – Anse de Rocapina – (03h00)

After breakfast, farniente and snorkeling in a natural aquarium.

After lunch, route to Rocapina and its small cove, dominated by its “lion”. Mooring for the night.

Day 6 : Anse de Rocapina– Golfe de Valenco – Propriano – (03h00)

Nautical activities, farniente and swimming after breakfast. Departure to Propriano after lunch. Saling along the

coasts for the Gulf of Valenco and arrival in Propriano. The shore is boarded by houses around this typical

Corsican harbor, lively with many bars and restaurants. The town is absolutely charming and not too crowded

even in high season. Visit of the village, shopping. Moorings for the night in Propriano.

Day 7: Propriano – Ajaccio – (03h00)

Setting sail in the morning to Ajaccio, with a call in front of the Isolella tower. Lunch at mooring in front of a nice

beach where you will have a good time kayaking, snorkeling and swimming, prior departing to Ajaccio.

Arrival in Ajaccio late afternoon, visit of the city. You will appreciate its historical and napoleonian background,

or simply enjoy the lively quays. Mooring for the night in Ajaccio.

Day 8 : Ajaccio

Disembarking at 08h00 am. 

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