Ideally located at the middle-road between the sea and the mountain, you can take advantage of both major facets of the island; we often say, moreover, that Corsica is a mountain which dives into the sea.

To brighten up pleasantly your days, according to your tastes and to your wish, we suggest you some excursions, visits and activities around idyllic beaches, cultural and historical sites, mountain passes and famous plateaus.


IN THE VILLAGE

In the village, you will find a small grocery shop, a bar-restaurant and a post office. You can venture on the everyday life of the villagers and complete your shopping with the itinerant salesmen: baker, fishmonger's, greengrocer, fruiterer, frozen food, butcher and cheese merchant. Long walks in the village to be steeped with the Corsican soul can prove very pleasant.

NEW: Ayurvedic Massage and Yoga course for the adults and the children (in English, French and Italian) at the edge of the swimming pool practised by Agathe, trained at the school of Tapovan-Paris, and graduated internationally in Hatha-Yoga by the ashram Sivananda. Rates: 50 euros 1,5 hour of yoga (3 participants max) or 1 hour of massage. Possibility of Aquaerobics or Pilates on request. Call 06.03.43.29.17 on reservation 24h-48h before.

You can also visit:

For the most sporty, we propose you:

Bergeries corses Chèvres corses

For the Canoe enthusiasts, Taravo is considered by its length and the variety of its routes, as a leading river in Europe. The least intrepid can rather opt for refreshing bathings in its crystal clear waters.

With your permit, you will hunt in season, thrush, blackbird, pigeon, woodcock or fish for the famous  Fario trout. Sometimes, you will even be eligible to participate to beats to the wild boar which hold a big place in the corsican tradition.
    

LESS THAN 30MN  BY ROAD: between 10km and 30km

We propose you some visits:

 

Unforgettable are, hikes on the famous Cuscione's plateau at 20km: the hike of Bozzi, the start of both paths "Mare e Mare" South and the "Mare e Monti" South; or for the bravest, the ascent of the Incudine 2134 meters high, or either, cross-country skiing in winter.

In Grosseto, at 24km, you will be invited to a country lunch of corsican specialities, served in a Genoese tower near a Romanesque church.

The balneotherapy enthusiasts will have the choice between Les Bains de Caldane at Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano (46 kms), Les Bains d'Urbalacone at Zigliara 25km (actually closed), the warm waters of Baracci at 30km, visited since Antiquity, Les Bains de Caldane at Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano (46kms), or Les Bains de Guitera at only 14km (reopening soon).


AT APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR BY ROAD: between 40km and 55km

If the town vibrations miss you, you will have the choice between:


Other curiosities:



At approximately 50km, you can contemplate one of the most beautiful panoramas of the island: les Aiguilles de Bavella, also called Horns of Asinao.

From Zonza, you can go for a Quad Trekking until Ospedale's forest or to try Canyoning in luxurious natural ponds.


CORSICAN PRODUCTS AND RESTAURANTS

For all the gourmets, conscious that the gastronomy and the corsican products can alone justify a stay on the island, we suggest you discovering the agricultural craftsmen of The Road of the Authentic Senses: the pork delicatessen of Olivèse, Cozzano or Zevaco, the honey of Serra di Ferro, the bruccio of Petreto-Bicchisano, and many others.

We reveal you our best restaurant addresses in the close surroundings (all need reservations):

In Olivese, Gite du Chalet Pietri, corsican meals 04.95.26.78.65
In Olivese, U Cantu, corsican meals with corsican guitares and songs, 04.95.26.78.66
In Argiusta-Moriccio, pizzeria and grill 06.07.01.96.07/06.18.37.29.52 (15 mn drive)
In Guitera, At Paul-Antoine's House 04.95.24.44.40 (20 mn driving)
In Zicavo, le Pacific pizzeria and grill 04.95.24.41.37 (20 mn driving) 
In Vaccia mountain pass, L'Auberge du Col 06 8475 70 27 (20 mn driving)
In Petreto-Bicchisano, At Marie's House 04 95 24 31 53 (30 mn driving)