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Ajaccio/Porticcio: Scandola and Calanches de Piana Day Trip

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Activity provider: Corsica Marittima

Ajaccio/Porticcio: Scandola and Calanches de Piana Day Trip

Activity provider: Corsica Marittima

From US$ 116.80 per person

Spend a day exploring the Scandola Nature Reserve on a day trip from Ajaccio or Porticcio in Corsica. Stop in the small village of Girolata along the way, see the Calanques de Piana, and swim in the sea.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Cool off by taking a dip in the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Explore the coastline of Corsica on a day trip from Ajaccio or Porticcio
  • Travel by boat and explore the UNESCO-listed Scandola Nature Reserve
  • Stop over in the coastal village of Girolata and enjoy lunch at a local eatery
  • Gaze at the fascinating red granite rock formations pf Calanche di Piana
Full description

Embark on a day trip from Ajaccio or Porticcio and take a boat to explore the Scandola Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping in Girolata for a break. Then visit the Calanche di Piana and stop for a quick swim in the sea at Capo Rosso.

Choose to start your tour of Corsica's UNESCO-listed Scandola Reserve from either Ajaccio or Porticcio. Hop on a boat, and set out to explore the Corsican coastline, with the village of Girolata as your first port of call.

This small medieval village is surrounded by the wild landscapes of Corsica and can only be reached by boat or on foot. Explore the village at your leisure and enjoy lunch at one of the local eateries (cost not included).

Then, hop back aboard your boat and set out to sea, crossing the Gulf of Porto to visit the Calanche di Piana. From here, make your way to Capo Rosso and go for a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

As your tour comes to an end, sit back, relax, and enjoy the panoramic views as your boat cruises back to Ajaccio or Porticcio.

  • Cruise
  • Stopover in Girolata
  • Swim stop at Capo Rosso
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The tour includes a 2-hour stopover in Girolata for lunch (cost not included)
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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Absolutely to do once, the tour with the motorboat is comfortable because it allows you to arrive at your destination in a shorter time, to also have a greater view of those beautiful landscapes. Our skipper also made us have fun with some adrenaline-pumping maneuvers, we made a stop of 3.5 at the D'Arone beach, which is spectacular, we had time to eat calmly at the L'onda beach restaurant, very good. It is time to take a long bath and then back in the saddle after then he took us for a short half hour swim in another beach. Absolutely I must say it was worth it, full day and made me very happy and grateful.

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August 26, 2022

Very nice release!

August 15, 2022

Excellent day very pleasant and instructive. Grandiose and magnificent landscapes. Too bad the meals are not included in the price because the restaurants in the place where we docked are very expensive. Too bad we didn't see any marine mammals.

August 9, 2022

Product ID: 425838