Day 1: Arrive at Calvi
Because of Corsica's strategic location, Calvi has a rich and chequered history. The earliest found remains of settlers in Calvi date back to the Neolithic period, in one of its many caves.
The majestic citadel, which stands guard over the town and the luxury yacht-filled harbour, is well worth the climb through twisting cobbled lanes. it is just a couple of minutes stroll to the wonderful beach of L’Ile Rousse where the water is the clearest you could hope to find anywhere.
First night on board.
Day 2: 24 miles Heading to Girolata
We start our sailing itinerary for Corsica in Calvi, and we will head south. While navigating we can see the Scandola Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a unique place of ocher cliffs crowned with vegetation. We will finish the day at Girolata, a small fishermen town, unique since it is the only one accessible just from the sea, without any roads.
Day 3: 17 miles From Girolata to Cargèse
We keep going south and after surpassing the Gulf of Porto we will find the Cala di Palu, with sheltered and calm waters ideal for a bath. We will continue to stay the night in Cargèse, where you can visit its churches and stroll through its streets and go shopping in the market.
Day 4: 26 miles Departure to the Ajaccio
We will head to the capital of Corsica, Ajaccio. A little less than halfway, the Gulf of Sagone is ideal for spend time enjoying the beaches.
Shortly before arriving to Ajaccio on our sailing itinerary for Corsica, we will surpass the archipelago of Sanguinaires. Sang is the French for ‘Blood’ and some say that it is named after the reddish color of the rocks at sunset, or after the vegetation that gives it its characteristic color.
Day 5: 0 miles or 23 miles Ajaccio
Time to enjoy Ajaccio, the city that gave birth to Napoleon Bonaparte. If we like, we can disembark and enjoy the Corsican capital. This is the ideal day place go to into mainland and savor the Corsican cuisine, which include lunchmeat, cheeses and chestnuts. Do not miss one of the lush wild boar stews we suggest. Or if you like, you can sail a few miles to relax in sunny beaches.
Day 6: 25 miles Heading to Propriano
We keep going south to Propriano. This city is one of the most exclusive in the island and it is quite crowded during vacation months. And it makes perfect sense thanks to its admirable architecture and excellent beaches where sunbathing, swimming or diving.
Day 7: 32 miles Heading to Bonifacio
A day to admire the natural beauty of the island, essential in a sailing itinerary for Corsica. On our way we will find impressive cliffs, crowned by vegetation, lighthouses and small towns. The most special moment of the day will be the arrival to Bonifacio, a defiant city watching us from the top of the rocks
The last day can be a day to enjoy the city of Bonifacio, which offers fortifications, palaces and other historical wealth and prepare to disembark on Saturday, yes, this is the end of this wonderful sailing cruise!