A fantastic tour among the natural and non-natural beauties of Corsica and Sardinia, two islands, respectively French and Italian, located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. This is what awaits you with our 7-day boat itinerary designed to give you a taste of these wonderful lands.
What will be our embarkation port?
The location chosen as the starting point for our itinerary is Calvi, a pretty town located on the northwest coast of Corsica.
Calvi is best known for its crescent-shaped bay which is home to a more than 4km long golden sandy beach that stretches all the way to the marina.
The city rich in traditions, the historic center of Calvi is dominated by its large citadel perched on a rocky promontory. Its imposing fortress, consisting of 2 towers and 5 bastions, was built by the Genoese and subsequently conquered by the French at the end of the 18th century.
How to reach Calvi?
Corsica is a French region and as such is easily accessible by air from all airports located in France. There are 4 international airports and operate all year round with flights to and from the main French and European airports: Ajaccio, Calvi, Porto Vecchio, and Bastia. About twenty scheduled and charter airlines connect Corsica all year round.
7 Days yacht itinerary from Calvi to Porto Rotondo
- Day 1 -> Calvi – Porto Bay
After getting to know your crew on board and completing a small briefing, you are finally ready to lift anchor and sail south along the Corsican coast towards the first destination of the tour: the Gulf of Porto.
Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Gulf of Porto is a must-see during a boat tour in these areas. Characterized by red granite cliffs overlooking the sea, among the sites not to be missed are the badlands of Piana, the peninsula of Girolata, and the Scandola nature reserve.
- Day 2 -> Ajaccio
Continuing our cruise, the second day on the open sea takes us near the Corsica capital: Ajaccio, a perfect place to taste Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy hospitality while strolling through its cobbled streets.
Founded by the Genoese in 1492, Ajaccio has about 65,000 inhabitants and is renowned for its historic center, golden beaches, and the characteristic promontories that surround it.
The historic center has the characteristics of medieval towns with narrow and colorful streets, squares, white terraces, typical markets, and boutiques that fill the center for some souvenir shopping.
Ajaccio is world-famous for being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. In fact, there are many streets dedicated to him and during a visit to the city, you cannot miss a visit to his birthplace, as well as to the “Giuseppina gardens” (his wife’s name).
- Day 3 -> Bonifacio
A small village of just 2,600 inhabitants, Bonifacio is perched on a limestone fjord of incredible beauty and overlooks the famous “Bocche di Bonifacio”, the stretch of sea that separates Corsica from Sardinia.
Bonifacio has an important past told by churches, monuments, ancient palaces, and numerous historical testimonies dating back to 6,500 years ago.
Today Bonifacio lives mainly on tourism. Very lively in summer, it is full of typical bars and restaurants such as the famous “Porto dei Pescatori” dug out of an internal cave. The most beautiful part of the town is its historic center, divided into the Upper Town and the Old Town and characterized by winding streets, squares, and churches overlooking the sea.
The coves scattered among its cliffs are innumerable. Among the many sandy beaches, we recommend those of Cala Longa and Palombaggia where you can spend a few hours relaxing and diving into the cobalt blue sea.
- Day 4 -> Porto Vecchio
Before leaving Corsica to enter the Italian waters of Sardinia, we go up the Corsican east coast to reach the town of Porto Vecchio. A very popular tourist town also thanks to its artistic and cultural heritage of great interest, Porto Vecchio has been able to build an image of a refined destination over the years thanks to a well-kept historic center with elegant shops that are found especially along with the beautiful Rue Borgo.
However, the reason that drives thousands of visitors here every year is that in its surroundings it is possible to find some of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica such as Santa Giulia, a beach surrounded by mountains, well sheltered from the winds and characterized by fine sand and very transparent water, or Saint Cyprien, located about 11 km from Porto Vecchio and characterized by a long beach of golden sand that stretches for kilometers.
- Day 5 -> La Maddalena Archipelago
The famous Maddalena archipelago is located off the equally famous Costa Smeralda, on the north-north coast of Sardinia.
It is made up of 7 magnificent major islands (La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Spargi, Razzoli) and several smaller islets, all bathed by a wonderful and transparent sea.
La Maddalena is the largest of the islands of the archipelago which, not surprisingly, bears his name. It has a triangular shape and almost 45 kilometers of generally high and jagged coastline and rich vegetation of berry trees including the characteristic myrtle. The diffuse reddish color of the rocks together with the clear water creates a continuous and fascinating color contrast.
Santo Stefano is instead one of the smaller islands of this archipelago and is located halfway between the Sardinian coast and La Maddalena. It is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Here the colors of the sea, ranging from turquoise to blue, blend with the hot pink of the granite rocks.
- Day 6 -> Porto Cervo
Continuing sailing southwards, your nautical charter gives you a day in the most exclusive place on the entire Costa Smeralda.
Porto Cervo is the realm of luxury holidays and one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean sea.
Born as a seaside village nestled between natural beauties, in the 80s of the last century it saw the birth of a tourist port which later became one of the largest and most equipped in the Mediterranean with about 700 berths and home to the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club, a prestigious club which organizes international sailing regattas.
During the summer, social events, parties, and sporting events follow one another that attract the international jet set. It’s easy to find yourself shopping with VIPs and celebrities in prestigious boutiques.
- Day 7 ->Porto Rotondo
The last day of your charter finally takes you to Porto Rotondo, one of the most important realities of tourism on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia.
Born around an initial nucleus of the village dating back to 1964, the residents in winter are about a thousand while in summer they reach peaks of 30 thousand inhabitants per week, distributed among luxury villas, residences, and 5-star hotels.
Porto Rotondo is considered one of the most ‘in’ places in Sardinia and throughout Italy and it is easy to spot famous people in the port and in the nightclubs. Men of high finance and entertainment choose it as their summer residence.
The well-equipped tourist port boasts 800 berths.
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