Sunday, April 24, 2011

Holidays in Corsica




Corsica is a land of contrasts with mountains with bushes and forests and beaches. Corsica is a unique island bordered by azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea and it has not usurped the title of Island Beauty. Veritable "sea mountain", Corsica has thus a unique topography in the Mediterranean with 120 peaks above 2000 m (the highest point is Monte Cinto and her 2 710m) and over 1 000 km of coastline steep. With a Regional Natural Park which covers two thirds of its surface, Corsica offers a surprisingly rich and unspoilt nature. Pine forests in mountain lakes Lariccio emerald, through the fragrant maquis, the refreshing mountain pastures, the vineyards of its land or rushing streams and other sources refreshing, a true island green awaits.

As it is in the heart of Mediterranean, the cradle of humanity’s cultural heritage Corsica have its own history. Because of its real strategic position, Corsica has always fueled the greed of the power mongers in the Mediterranean. But still Corsica has preserved its traditions and ancient cultures. Thanks to the people of Corsica. The local products such as chest nut cured meats and cheeses and the wines of the hills are popular around the world. The houses were built with stone and slate and also they are the part of the historical heritage worth mention is the Piana and Coves. Some of the villages are nestled on the peaks of the Alta Rocca and Castagniccia and others are spread over the valleys.

Finally, the Corsican village, with houses of stone and slate, are also part of that heritage is the pride of the island and are often in remarkable places such as Piana and coves. Some are nestled on the peaks of the Alta Rocca, or lurk in the heart of Castagniccia, other valleys to the decline of marine Cap Corse or spread in the plains, between sea and mountains.

In addition to the discovery of its rich heritage, Corsica offers a wide range of activities to its visitors. Mountainside is a hiker's paradise with the famous GR 20 which crosses the island from north to south. But it's a long course (14 days) and demanding, reserved for hikers in good physical condition. If it is known for its difficulty, the GR 20 is mainly for the beauty of landscapes and diversity of fauna and flora encountered: it is common to see random paths boar, fox, dormouse or peregrine falcon. But only the luckiest and most patients will see the two icons of the Corsican mountains: the sheep and the bearded vulture.

Seaward, creeks and seemingly endless beaches are paradise. Words fail to describe the beauty of the places where the water is turquoise unique. With over 1,000 km of coastline and an un spoilt coastline, Corsica is the ideal setting to practice all water sports: swimming, yak sea, fun, sports sailing or living standards, water skiing, scuba diving, surfing or jet skiing. Enchantment and continues under the water where the coral seabed illuminate an array of colors.


So if you want to spend a beautiful vacation, pack your bags for Corsica. Especially with small price Travel Leisure, rest is assured.

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