Climbing and Canyoning in Corsica

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Fancy a go at something a bit different, which will get your heart beating, which will be sure to give you the adrenaline rush we all crave?

Look no further than Canyoning! This strange, yet super fun activity includes abseiling descents, swimming, climbing and much more. Some might say its 5 activities in one!

Canyoning is not all that this spectacular country has to offer, from climbing as an adventurous activity with ropes, vertical descents and high overhangs to experiencing the high endurance climbs up some of Corsica’s mountains. With 86% of the island considered mountainous, Corsica has a wide range which each boast phenomenal views. If you’re up for a real challenge why not test your skills on the countries highest peak, Monte Cintu, at 2710 metres!
…Or for the less experienced climber there are hundreds more to choose from.

Corsica is often heard of as ‘Ile de la beaute’ or Island of Beauty. I believe it really does live up to and deserve its title!

For more information read below for Corsica Tourist Board’s take on things.

Why not try canyoning? An adventure sport involving following streams and rivers on foot, with abseiling descents and swimming involved. The operation of canyoning is dependant on appropriate weather conditions and the level of the water in the river. The activity is not operational at times of particularly high (or low) water and we suggest you contact the operator earlier in your holiday rather than later, in order to avoid disappointment. Companies have qualified guides and the necessary equipment but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and be competent swimmers. If you are interested in canyoning we suggest booking accommodation in Piana, Calvi or Porto as there are sites nearby. Your Corsican Places Representative will be able to provide details of operating companies.

While not possessing the prestige of the Alps, climbing in Corsica can be impressive, with everything from short cliffs to challenging climbs, the pinnacle of which are the Bavella needles. Within an hour’s drive of the coast, the valleys around Corte offer some of the most exhilarating rock climbing opportunities in Europe, with superb views over the surrounding mountains and valleys. Many of the climbs are quite technically difficult and require a degree of competence and fitness. For short climbs the island’s chalk cliffs are the most rewarding; these run in a seam from L’Ile Rouse (on the northwest coast) to Solenzara (on the east coast).

For more information and to book visit the Corsica Tourist Board.

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