Join Compass Adventures as we head for this beautiful Mediterranean Island positioned between France and Italy with breathtaking scenery as far as the eye can see. Mountainous regions and in contrast white sandy beaches, with clear blue sea. There are miles of winding off-road tracks that take us to some of the most beautiful beaches. The tour is designed to be a gentle adventure through one of the Mediterranean's best kept secrets.
Suitable for all 4×4’s with a low box
Qualified 4×4 tour guides
All guides are trained Lantra 4x4 driving instructors
Local knowledge of the lanes and area
Family friendly atmosphere
UK to Calais ferry
Meet like minded people
Full technical support
Lead vehicle with full medical kit ,recovery kit and iridium sat phone
Corsica Compass Tour
This tour is based on the beautiful Mediterranean Island positioned between France and Italy with breathtaking scenery as far as the eye can see. Mountainous regions and in contrast white sandy beaches, with clear blue sea. There are miles of winding off-road tracks that take us to some of the most beautiful beaches. The tour is designed to be a gentle adventure through one of the Mediterranean's best kept secrets. You find mountains as high as the Alps, valleys that are jaw dropping and a spectacular coastline.
Set on the western Mediterranean trade routes, Corsica has always been of strategic and commercial appeal. Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans came in successive waves, driving native Corsicans into the interior. The Romans were ousted by Vandals, and for the following thirteen centuries the island was attacked, abandoned, settled and sold as a nation state, with generations of islanders fighting against foreign government. In 1768 France bought Corsica from Genoa, but nearly two-and-half centuries of French rule have had a limited effect and the island’s Baroque churches, Genoese fortresses, fervent Catholic rituals and a Tuscan-influenced indigenous language and cuisine show a more profound affinity with Italy.
We will leave Bastia and head north taking in the coast road and head for our first trail.
Our first camp will be spectacular where you will tucked away in a private cove and be able to camp right on the sea shore. From here we will explore this rural part of Corsica and as we step back in time we will head into the desert roads which twist and turn down to white sandy beaches which are inaccessible without a four wheel drive.
Bastia,the capital of the North, was the principal Genoese stronghold, and its fifteenth-century citadelle has survived almost intact. It’s a purely Corsican City, and commerce rather than tourism is its main concern. Also relatively undisturbed, the northern Cap Corse harbours inviting sandy coves and fishing villages such as Macinaggio and Centuri-port. Within a short distance of Bastia, the fertile region of the Nebbio contains a scattering of churches built by Pisan stoneworkers, the prime example being the Cathédral de Santa Maria Assunta at the beautiful chic little Port of St-florent
Once confirmation has been received of your attendance, you will be sent joining instructions and a list of equipment you will need.
The cost of the midi expedition is £1350 for one vehicle and one driver.
Additional adult surcharge passengers £350
Additional child surcharge passengers £200
Tour only cost is £900
With the tour only cost you are responsible for your ferries and camping costs on the island, none of the ferry costs are included on any part of the tour.
This Corsica adventures trip is completly family friendly and is a great way to get the children away for some fresh air
All vehicles are welcome.. join the adventure ..
Corsica Adventure Dates
9 days tour
9 days tour
Corsica single person supplement
Compass adventures difficulty rating
The temperatures here can turn cold even in the evenings ,
Driving skills needed
Moderate driving days (4-5) hours. skills level below average .Rocks Fords,gravel with some mud !
Accommodation will be a mixture of hotels, log cabins and for those who would like to use a tepee or a tent for camping we will find suitable arias for it .65% of this trip will be hotels or cabins
Hotels - b/b
Basic farm campsite
Well equipped farm campsite
Campsites will be basic farm campsite and maybe a wild campsite ...suitable for families with young children. 50/50 mix of wild and campsite
Basic Vehicle - A/T tyres
Modified Vehicle, Lift /A/T tyres/self recovery.
expedition vehicle, Lrt/Sr /Oba/Sp/
Suitable for all types of vehicles from basic modifactions to a expedition prepared , At or Mud tyres would be more than adequate with a small lift.
Ltr :Long range fuel tank
Sr: Self Recovery
Oba:On Board Air
Ferry to mainland France inc
Lantra qualified tour guide
Wilderness field medic
Duration 10 days
Difficulty: easy to moderate.