If you like not only to lie on the beach, getting sunburnt, but also to know something new about the country you visit, Corsica will be a good place for your rest. Rich in traditions and history, this island attracts thousands of tourists every year and gives all of them memorable emotions and bright impressions.
The population of the island is proud to be Corsicans. They like their culture, their history and their nature and are always ready to share all the beauty of their native land with the visitors and the admirers. When on Corsica, you will never forget that this island has a reach history. Numerous monuments built there by Greeks and Romans in the early ages and by other conquerors hereafter, attract much attention of scientists and the deserved admiration of tourists. Besides, the most famous son of this island is Napoleon, who never visited Corsica after becoming the Emperor of France.
Corsica travel is a perfect chance to escape everyday stress and hard work. There exist a lot of travel variants, and any of them is perfect to delight all the beauty of the island and the rest itself. The climate of the island is one of the reasons of its popularity. With more than 116 sunny days a year, the island holds a record among the French resorts. From April till September Corsica is full of tourists always happy to visit this miraculous place. If your holidays fall at spring consider yourself a lucky man, because it is the best time for Corsica travel. Blossoming flowers and trees, a pleasant weather and the sea warm enough for swimming and diving - all the attractions of visiting Corsica in spring are hard to name.
But pay attention to the fact that in case you are going to make a mountain voyage with hiking or mountain biking it will be rather hard because of snow on the slopes. So, this purpose requires a warmer season. August is not very good month for Corsica travel for those who want to have a peaceful rest on the shores, alone with picturesque sceneries. This month is a holiday month in schools both in France and Italy, so the island is full of noise and hustle. Though, it may be suitable for teens enjoying merry companies and parties.
A future Corsica tourist is not to worry about the activities the island has to offer. You will hardly be able to find such a wide array of entertainment facilities anywhere else in the world. Different kinds of sports are the favorite ways of having rest on the island. Water sports, like breathtaking windsurfing and splendid yacht sailing, will stay in your memory for many a year. All the outfit needed may be hired in the nearest towns and villages, starting from boats and finishing with luxury yachts. Sailing can make your Corsica travel much more exciting.
If you prefer extreme sports you should come to the island in spring when the melted snow from the mountains considerably increases the water level in the local rivers, thus providing unforgettable opportunities for canoeists and rafters. For those who like calm and peaceful activities there exist wonderful possibilities for hiking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. What can be more fascinating than ride a horse along green forests' paths, look at the leaves filled with sunlight and observe the unbelievable blue sky merging with the deep-blue sea at the horizon line? Perhaps, there is nothing more magnificent in the world around us than nature, and Corsica is the very that place where you really begin to understand and appreciate its beauty and splendour.