D4 : Calvi – Porto


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The start is at 9:30 for the hiking session to the lighthouse of Punta de la Revellata. This 3 hours walk is a must. Beautiful creeks emerge from start to finish until the arrival at the lighthouse and offer the opportunity to swim and dive in magnificent scenery (do not forget masks and snorkels!). The walk is dotted with various cacti, endemic mediterranean plants, some with eccentric shapes and colors. Be careful though, for the most retissant walkers, punctures are very common if you try the adventure by car !

South coast of Punta de la Revellata, CorsicaA creek at the Punta de la Revellata, CorsicaThe lighthouse of Punta de la Revellata, Corsica

View on Calvi from Punta de la Revellata, CorsicaNorth coast of Punta de la Revellata, CorsicaA cactus taken at Punta de la Revellata, CorsicaA cactus taken at Punta de la Revellata, CorsicaAn endemic flower taken at Punta de la Revellata, Corsica

After this beautiful trip, we take a lunch break at 13h at the tavern-restaurant A Stella in Calvi : Corsican charcuterie plate, piece of penne with wild boar and dessert, the inevitable chestnut cream.
We leave to visit the port of Calvi, its citadel planted on the bluff overlooking the Bay of Calvi and the Bay of Revellata, the barracks of the 2nd Parachute Division of the Foreign Legion and the Church of St. John the Baptist. One can also admire the bust of Christopher Columbus at the entrance of the citadel in honor of the son of Calvi, which belonged to Genoa at that time, would have been born.

Calvi, CorseEntrance of the citadel of Calvi, CorsicaDefensive tower in Calvi, CorsicaStatue of Christopher Columbus in Calvi, Corsica

We leave the “capital” of Balagne by one of the most beautiful road in Corsica, the D81 following the coast and leading to Porto. Very winding (80km in 2 hours), this road runs along the cliffs and passes through tunnels of rock with a reddish contrast with the magical blue of the sea

View from road D81, from Calvi to Porto, CorsicaRoad D81, from Calvi to Porto, CorsicaView from road D81, from Calvi to Porto, CorsicaRoute D81, from Calvi to Porto, Corsica

When we arrived in Porto at 18h, we enjoy a walk in the first port and the beach, while identifying clubs which offer baptisms diving and cruises in the reserve of Scandola. The wind is still supported, bringing our choice of a wooded campsite and therefore well protected: The Porto (contact info).


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