Corsica is the perfect place for those who are backpacking or touring and looking to immerse themselves in the culture and scenery of the island.
Accessible by air or sea, backpackers can come from many other international destinations depending on where they are. There are ferries from Sardinia, Italy and France. There are four airports on the island, with flights from many European cities flying here daily in the summer.
A large draw for backpacking in Corsica is the hiking opportunities, Corsica is a hiker's paradise, with hundreds of kilometres of trails that range from easy to challenging. The GR20 is a great example of a challenging route, but it is a must-do for many keen hikers and it is perfect for a backpacking holiday.
Other, less challenging walks are available such as the Villages of la Balagne walking tour. This 7-day holiday includes six days of walking and is classed as leisurely, so it is perfect for those looking to explore this area of Corsica further without having to tackle a tricky route. La Balagne is a great introduction to Corsica. View all of our walking holidays here.
If one thing is certain, it is that Corsican beaches are like no other. There are many stunning public beaches for backpackers to explore, many of which are close to towns and villages, so it is easy to reach them without a car.
Another way to see Corsica is through a touring holiday...
Touring Corsica is a popular thing to do for those looking to see as much of the island as possible. If you are touring Corsica on a self-drive holiday, many of the properties in our collection offer parking, be it a private villa or a hotel in the town.
Hôtel San Lucianu is set in the pretty village of Moriani Plage, it has parking, so it is ideal for those touring on four wheels. This hotel is a great location to explore the east coast of the island or even take a trip to Cap Corse, where fabulous coastal roads are dotted with idyllic coves, the ideal place to spend a day. A complete circuit of Cap Corse will take around four hours.
Hôtel du Tourisme offers bed and breakfast for its guests, ideal for seizing the day and making the most of your self-drive holiday. With ample parking for guests, a very welcoming pool and stunning views, this is a fabulous hotel in southern Corsica to include in your holiday itinerary. The hotel itself is in the mountain village of Zonza, away from the crowds, this quaint village is the ideal base for exploring the Bavella mountains, forest of Zonza and the canyons of the region.
When touring the north east of the island, there are so many wonderful properties, such as Hôtel La Corniche. This is a small hotel with just 21 rooms but has an abundance of charm. Its location boasts breathtaking views from the hills down to the coast. This is a family-run hotel, with plenty of spots to visit nearby, which makes for a great base to explore this area of Corsica.
In Central Corsica sits Boutique Hotel Artemisia, a wonderful hotel of just eight rooms with modern amenities, surrounded by mountains and coast, it is perfect for those looking for an active trip to pair with their self-driving holiday. A day exploring Ajaccio is well worth it, it is just a 45-minute drive away, and you are immersed in the bustling city, with fantastic restaurants and interesting history.