Relax and Unwind in Corsica

Relax and Unwind in Corsica

Corsica is a rugged and mountainous island located in the Mediterranean Sea, south-east of France and west of Italy. Affectionately called “L'Île de Beauté” (Beauty Island) by the French, it is known for its alluring beaches, clear blue waters, and stunning landscapes. The island is also home to many charming towns and villages, each with their own unique character and history. Corsica is highly regarded for its cuisine featuring fresh seafood, cheeses, and cured meats, as well as its famous wines. Despite its popularity, Corsica has managed to maintain its natural beauty and authentic culture.

Why Into The Vineyard

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We believe life is most enriched when time is spent meaningfully, and the people around us are well cared for. We offer tailored travel that is effortless and designed to inspire discovery, foster connections, and build community.

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Travel preferences are as unique as an individual’s fingerprint. Our expertise lies in designing bespoke journeys to the wine regions of the world. Using our global networks, we craft your trip to suit your own style.

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Day Description Accommodation
Day 1 Arrival into Corsica La Plage Casadelmar
Day 2 Day at Leisure La Plage Casadelmar
Day 3 Day at Leisure La Plage Casadelmar
Day 4 From South to North Hotel Misincu
Day 5 Day at Leisure Hotel Misincu
Day 6 Cap Corse Wine Exploration Hotel Misincu
Day 7 Departure to Nice

Day 1: Arrival into Corsica

Arrival into Corsica
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Airport to Hotel
  • Dinner: Dinner Reservation at La Plage Casal del Mar Restaurant
  • Accommodation: La Plage Casadelmar

Welcome to Corsica! On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation to check in.

Note: We recommend flying into Figari-Sud Corse Airport. Alternatively arriving by ferry into Ajaccio or flying into Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport is also possible however the transfer time will be 2-2.5hrs.

Dinner Reservation at La Plage Casal del Mar Restaurant

A dinner reservation has been made for you this evening at *RESTAURANT NAME*

Day 2: Day at Leisure

Day at Leisure
Daily Summary
  • Activity: Day at Leisure
  • Dinner: Dinner Reservation at Casa del Mar Restaurant Gastronomique
  • Accommodation: La Plage Casadelmar
  • Meals: B

Day at Leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax at the beach, make use of the facilities at your accommodation or explore the region at your own pace.

Dinner Reservation at Casa del Mar Restaurant Gastronomique

A dinner reservation has been made for you this evening at *RESTAURANT NAME*

Day 3: Day at Leisure

Day at Leisure
Daily Summary
  • Activity: Day at Leisure
  • Dinner: Dinner Reservation at L'Antigu restaurant
  • Accommodation: La Plage Casadelmar
  • Meals: B

Day at Leisure

Enjoy another day relaxing in Southern Corsica. We will be on hand to provide suggestions if you wish to discover some of surrounding sights.

Dinner Reservation at L'Antigu restaurant

A dinner reservation has been made for you this evening at *RESTAURANT NAME*

Day 4: From South to North

From South to North
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Hotel Transfer with lunch stop
  • Dinner: Dinner Reservation at Tre di Noi Restaurant
  • Accommodation: Hotel Misincu
  • Meals: B, L

Check out of your hotel this morning and meet your driver guide who will transfer you to your accommodation in the North of Corsica.

En route enjoy a visit to Clos Canereccia, a winery standing firmly between tradition and modernity. The history of the wine estate began in 1970 when Pierre and his son-in-law Christian both vine growers and passionate wine lovers, cultivate their hectares of vineyards in Aléria. in 2010, Christian’s son, Titi, took the controls. The Merlot plots were replaced by Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu or Carcajolu Neru vines. You will be welcomed for a tasting of the estates wines in the 'new' tasting room - a former concrete tank.

Next, sit down to lunch overlooking the vineyards at Etang de Diane.

Continuing on, you will be delivered to your accommodation in the early afternoon to check in.

Dinner Reservation at Tre di Noi Restaurant

A dinner reservation has been made for you this evening at *RESTAURANT NAME*

Day 5: Day at Leisure

Day at Leisure
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Off Road Adventure in the Agriates Desert
  • Dinner: Dinner Reservation at Vela D’Oro
  • Accommodation: Hotel Misincu
  • Meals: B

Off Road Adventure in the Agriates Desert

Set out with your private driver guide in a 4x4 for a day of immersion to discover the Agriates Desert, its fauna and its vegetation composed of the natural essences of the maquis - Arbutus, myrtles, cistus and olive tree. You will travel deep into the countryside to uncover unusual places such as caves and troglodyte shelters, abandoned villages and sheepfolds.

Begin with some off road tracks this morning. Pass through the small town of Sisco and then head towards the Saint-Jean pass for views at an altitude of 1200m and 360° degrees over the north of the island. Descending over to the other side of the Cap, follow the coast road and discover Nonza, a famous perched village. In Saint-Florent stop for lunch in a restaurant offering local specialties (to be paid directly).

This afternoon continue on towards the Desert of Agriate, crossing the desert by dirt track. You'll arrive at one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches in Corsica, Plage de Saleccia, with parasols provided enjoy some free time to cool off in the crystal clear turquoise waters and take in the stunning natural setting.

Return to your accommodation at the end of the day with a final off roading adventure via the Teghime pass.

Dinner Reservation at Vela D’Oro

A dinner reservation has been made for you this evening at *RESTAURANT NAME*

Day 6: Cap Corse Wine Exploration

Cap Corse Wine Exploration
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Patrimonio Wine Exploration
  • Dinner: Dinner Reservation at Le Pirate
  • Accommodation: Hotel Misincu
  • Meals: B, L

Patrimonio Wine Exploration

Only 40 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide, the Cap Corse has always been strongly connected with the sea. Originally, local winemakers were also sailors and grew their vines close to the shores from where they traded their wines.

With your local guide, set out to get a taste of this typical vineyard during a day in the Cap Corse. Whilst enjoying dazzling panoramas you will have the opportunity to taste elegant and mineral white wines as well as the famous Muscat du Cap Corse, a delicate and sweet wine amongst the finest muscat wines in the world.

After a scenic drive along the east coast through the villages of Erbalunga and Pietracorbara, you'll stop for a presentation of the Cap Corse Vineyards from a scenic area.

You'll then be welcomed for your first tasting at a winery such as Domaine De Gioielli within the Coteaux du Cap Corse Appellation. Continue on for lunch at the beautiful port of Macinaggio on the north tip of the Cap Corse.

This afternoon, take in the dazzling panoramic viewing area at Moulin Mattei before arriving at Domaine de Pietri, or similar, for a visit and tasting.

Heading south we will reach Patrimonio at the foot of Cap Corse, which received Corsica's first appellation in 1968 and is undeniably the most reputed producing region of Corsica. Nielluccio, a close cousin of the Tuscan Sangiovese, is the principal Corsican red wine grape variety composing up to 95% of the AOP’s reds.Drive through the panoramic road above the vineyard?s and walk in the vines while learning about the history and specificities of this region. You'll be welcomed to an estate such as Domaine Antoine-Marie Arena or Orenga de Gaffory to try their full-bodied red wines and light rosés.

As your magical day of wine touring comes to an end, you'll be returned to your accommodation in the late afternoon.

Dinner Reservation at Le Pirate

A dinner reservation has been made for you this evening at *RESTAURANT NAME*

Day 7: Departure to Nice

Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Hotel to Airport
  • Meals: B

After checking out of your accommodation, meet your private driver who will transfer you to the port or airport for your transportation to Nice.

Note: We recommend flying out of Bastia or Calvi Airport to Nice. Alternatively, depart by ferry from Bastia or Calvi ports.

La Plage Casadelmar

La Plage Casadelmar

La Plage Casadelmar, on Corsica’s beautiful southeast coast, offers  panoramic views of the bay of Porto Vecchio and beyond. The hotel exudes an atmosphere of absolute refinement and features a pristine stretch of private beach and a stylish pool in an unspoiled natural setting. 20 luxury rooms decorated with bright simplicity offer the essential elements with no unnecessary frills. In total harmony with nature, the decor features a blend of stone, wood and volcanic rock.

Hotel Misincu

Hotel Misincu

Misincu is surrounded by a wild paradise wholly embraced by a captivating landscape. The Cap Corse area of the peninsula has exceptional heritage where centuries old villages, 19th century villas, and palaces overlook the sea and its fishing villages. The hotel houses 29 rooms and 7 villas each with their own pools or plunge,  Mediterranean and Cycladic architecture on 22 acres. An outstanding cocoon between sea and mountain, private creeks, a hidden paradise for guests to enjoy the luxury of a relaxing stay. Each room is warm and painted in nude tones with sea and mountain views. Through the alleys of olive trees, the path leading to the river stops at the Spa, with its 4 treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath and earthy pink pool. The restaurant serves the kind of cuisine and recipes from our Corsican heritage time and share the secret and special twists of lively, tangy, joyful, addictive dishes.

Price Includes

Bespoke organization of the trip

Bilingual guide with expert regional knowledge

Regional restaurant recommendations

Accommodation as per the daily summary

Meals as per the daily summary

All transfers on private basis as per the daily summary

All tours on private basis as per the daily summary (unless otherwise stated)

Wine tasting fees

Price Excludes

International and domestic airfares

Any entrance tickets not mentioned in the itinerary

All meals and beverages not included in the daily summary

Dinner restaurant reservations (available for a supplement)

Gratuity (at your discretion)

Travel insurance

Items of a personal nature

Rental vehicle hire (if applicable)

Colin Simpson

Director 

Colin is a founder, and director of Into The Vineyard and has been working in the luxury travel industry since 2002.  His passion for travel has taken him on many journeys  to explore the great wine regions of the world. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, he undertook his  University studies in Australia where he often found himself on weekend trips to explore the nearby Hunter Valley.   

Over the years he extensively travelled through most of the world's top wine regions.  With regular visits to Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rioja, Ribera, the Douro and northern Italy, he enjoys catching up with old friends and discovering new gems. 

When not expanding his knowledge of wine regions, he enjoys spending time skiing and cycling with his family.

With Into The Vineyard he continues to follow his passion of exploring wine regions and sharing travel with others.

Jason Greenwood

Project Manager

Jason set out to discover the world over a decade ago and has developed a knack for organising trips to unique and remote destinations. Originally from Australia, his love of adventure and photography has taken him across the globe, from the dense jungles of Borneo to the northern reaches of Scandinavia.


Drawing on his personal experience in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe and knowledge designing trips for clients travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, Jason joins the team to ensure adventures run smoothly and safely.