Why you should travel to Corsica in May

FEATURED Updated on Apr 20, 2018 by Alastair McClymont

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May is a great time of the year to spend a holiday in Corsica. In this blog post, we discuss all the benefits of visiting the island at this time of year.

Ideal for those who can't wait until the summer to visit beautiful and captivating Corsica, May serves as a wonderful month for holidaying on the island. Whether you want to go away as a couple, with a group of friends or with the entire family as you enjoy a half-term break, the island is a treasure trove of action, adventure and discovery throughout the month of May.

The island is truly a feast for the eyes at this time of year. Scenic colours fill the landscapes, with snow-capped mountains towering in the distance, above the maquis that carpet the surrounding hills, while wild flowers grow throughout the natural locations of the island. The air is warm, though it isn't too hot, making outdoor exploring one of the best ways to discover the island in May.


The roads are also far quieter during May than in other times of the year, so getting out and about to explore in your hired car is a tantalising prospect. The quieter roads also make cycling a much more enjoyable activity, especially for those into mountain biking who will enjoy some of the most stunning views enjoyed all year from the peaks of inland Corsica.

May is also the cheapest time of year to travel to the island, as well as being perfect for dodging the summer crowds. You'll enjoy greater availability when it comes to flights, accommodation and activities too, so you'll find yourself much less likely to be disappointed by missing out on your favourite villa and flight time, or a seat at your desired eatery.

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We think that two of the most rewarding ways to discover Corsica in May is through embarking on one of our walking tours or self-drive touring holidays. The conditions are ideal for both, and they provide a great means of discovering numerous different locations across the island, giving a greater impression of the island's overall character and identity.

We have a number of walking itineraries and sample self-drive routes that you can discover on our website, but we thought we'd showcase two of our favourites below, giving you a flavour of what to expect, as well as some of our favourite places to stay on the island during this month.


Corsican Island Mystery - walking tour


The Corsican Island Mystery walking tour has previously been listed in the Sunday Times 'France - 25 top holidays', and it is easy to see why. The tour provides the perfect combination of coastal scenery and rugged mountains, as well as offering some great accommodation and traditional food along the way. 

The tour is an eight-day, seven-night package which involves four days of walking. It is a self-guided walk, incorporating wonderful locations such as Calvi, Evisa and Porto.

Find out more about our Walking Holidays here.



Corsican Highlights - Self-drive tour

The Corsican Highlights tour is one of the many sample itineraries we have listed among our Corsica Touring Holidays page, giving you inspiration in planning your very own self-drive exploration. 

This multi-centre itinerary incorporates four alluring locations, split across 14 nights of accommodation and four driving legs. You'll get to enjoy all of the highlights and wonderful accommodation on offer in Calvi, Ajaccio, Porto Vecchio and St Florent, four of the most rewarding destinations on the island.

Find out more about our Self-drive Touring Holidays here.


Where to stay in Corsica in May


Apartment l'Evêque

Situated within the walls of Calvi's famed Citadel, in a building known as Casa Cianfarani, Apartment l'Evê​que is a romantic and comfortable property that is perfect for couples. During the spring, you can enjoy beautiful views across Calvi bay and over towards the snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Find out more about this property here.


Villa Bicu Rossu

This charming and authentic bergerie-style property enjoys breathtaking mountain views, a wonderful private pool and a delightful al-freso dining area from where you can enjoy the spring colours that surround the property. Villa Bicu Rossu is a two-bedroom property, great for couples or small families on a half-term holiday.

Find out more about this property here.


Find out more about the various types of holiday you can enjoy on the island in May by paying a visit to our Holiday Ideas page.


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