Corsica Dream South – Itinerary
8 days / 7 nights, Ajaccio - Ajaccio on board our catamaran Dream 82
Day 1 : Ajaccio –
Boarding in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure around 06.00 pm (18h00), route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay, diner and night on board.
Day 2 : Ajaccio – Valenco – (03h00)
Setting sails to the gulfe of Valenco which beauty has been sung in many Cosican traditional songs. Mooring in Porto Pollo for lunch after sailing around the reefs of Taravù : swinming, kayaking, farniente.
For our guests who like snorkeling : take a ride with the tender to the rocks of Taravu, a beautiful snorkeling spot.
After lunch, route to the gulfe of Valenco and the bay of Campo Moro. The town of Campo Moro was originally a simple fishermen village made of a few grey granite houses. It has kept its genuine and authentic charm. Ashore, you will find a few bars, restaurants and shops. Visite of the bastion, located on the headland of Campo Moro. This historical site has been entirely restored and displays the unspoiled architecture of a fortified Genoese building. Mooring for the night.
Day 3 : Golfe de Valenco – Sénétose – (02h00)
Route to Sénétose and its magnificent wild moorings, lunch in Arana cove : swimming, farniente, kayak, snorkeling.
Departure to Bonifacio. The whole coast after Acula, is indented with tiny fjords. On Rocapina headland, a heap of rocks looks like a lion lying down. Arrival late afternoon in the pearl of South Corsica : Bonifacio, so beautiful as spectacular ! Entering the port of Bonifacio is very impressive because the harbor is dominated by a huge cliff, on which is located the fortified city. The inhabitants use to say that this vast fjord would be where Ulysses’ black vessel sheltered once during his Odyssey. Mooring for the night.
Day 4 : Bonifacio – Lavezzi Archipelago – (03h00)
After breakfast, departure to the Lavezzi islands.
The extraordinary aspect of this heap of rocks gives the feeling that we’re back to the Stone Age. This marine and ground sanctuary mainly protects a rare specy of seagulls that nest within the vast rocks, as well as countless fish in turquoise waters. The boulders, piling up high, shape small inside rooms which walls are polished by erosion. Lunch in this heavenly mooring, then swimming and nautical activities. Mooring in Piana island, a natural reserve where the waters are so limpid that one can see the white sandy bottom, 3 or 4 meters deep.
Day 5 : Ile Piana – Anse de Rocapina – (03h00)
After breakfast, farniente and snorkeling in a natural aquarium.
After lunch, route to Rocapina and its small cove, dominated by its “lion”. Mooring for the night.
Day 6 : Anse de Rocapina– Golfe de Valenco – Propriano – (03h00)
Nautical activities, farniente and swimming after breakfast. Departure to Propriano after lunch. Saling along the coasts for the Gulf of Valenco and arrival in Propriano. The shore is boarded by houses around this typical Corsican harbor, lively with many bars and restaurants. The town is absolutely charming and not too crowded even in high season. Visit of the village, shopping. Moorings for the night in Propriano.
Day 7: Propriano – Ajaccio – (03h00)
Setting sail in the morning to Ajaccio, with a call in front of the Isolella tower. Lunch at mooring in front of a nice beach where you will have a good time kayaking, snorkeling and swimming, prior departing to Ajaccio.
Arrival in Ajaccio late afternoon, visit of the city. You will appreciate its historical and napoleonian background, or simply enjoy the lively quays. Mooring for the night in Ajaccio.
Day 8 : Ajaccio
Disembarking at 09.00 am.