Gulf of Valinco
Stretching between the headlands of Capo di Muro and Campomoro, the Valinco is the most southerly of the four great bays indenting Corsica’s west coast. Here, Genoese watchtowers perch proudly over idyllic hidden coves and crystal clear bays, whilst maquis-covered hillsides and verdant mountains remain remarkably unspoilt. Laid back seaside resorts enjoy a plethora of watersports and the charming authenticity of the mountain top villages beautifully enhances the spectacular views. The Valinco will certainly appeal to guests looking for a relaxing holiday in one of the most quintessentially Corsican corners of the island.
Propriano, Olmeto and Campomoro
On the eastern side of the Valinco Gulf, Propriano is a working port town but the beaches are a good attraction - Plage du Lido and Plage du Corsaire - and sailing, diving and other watersports are popular here. Situated with a grandstand view over Propriano, nearby Olmeto is a captivating village with an interesting past. What attracts visitors today is the view from the village's two main streets.
At the tip of the bay an old Genoese watchtower overlooks the pretty seaside village and golden sandy beach of Campomoro, beyond which lay ahead to the south one of the wildest coastlines in Corsica.
Lying in the countryside of the Taravo valley on the north side of the Valinco Gulf is Filitosa, a collection of menhirs, (from the Celtic maen hir meaning long stone). One of the most important prehistoric sites in Corsica, the oldest findings on the site back to approximately 6000BC.
The most Corsican of Corsican towns is a brooding place of tall buildings and narrow, cobbled alleyways. Famous for its local wines you can experience the culture at first hand.