CORSICA

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VanDutch Boat Rental to Corsica: Rent a VanDutch boat and discover the Isle of Beauty, otherwise known as Corsica. As well as plenty of touristy things to see and do, there are fabulous, secluded beaches that are only accessible by boat.

Corsica has loads of super spots to visit and anchorages where each one is more beautiful than the last. There are also many events such as:

– The Imperial Regattas in Ajaccio, from 29 May to 2 June 2013.

– Tour de France 2013, which celebrates its 100th anniversary and will pass through the towns of Porto-Vecchio, Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio, from 29 June to the 1st July 2013.

– The Calvi Jazz Festival, June 19 to 23, 2013, etc.

Calvi and Ile-Rousse Boat Rental: Rent a VanDutch boat and discover Calvi, claimed to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Calvi is a magnet for yachts and famous for its variety of landscapes, from snow-capped mountains, pine forest, 5-mile sandy beach, views of the citadel and crystal-clear water.  Calvi is also on the edge of a UNESCO Marine World Heritage site, that is only accessible by boat: marvel at the pink volcanic rocks, dolphins and seals.

Calvi is one of stages of the 100 th Tour de France 2013.

North of Calvi is the Île-Rousse, which overlooks one of the prettiest bays of the Mediterranean. The Île-Rousse is known for its warm, homely welcome and its fine sandy beaches. Calvi and Ile-Rousse are on the northwest part of Corsica. From these two spots  you can easily cruise along the West Coast of Corsica to Ajaccio and Bonifacio.

Marine de Porto boat rental: Rent a VanDutch boat and  discover the small fishing port and pebbly beaches of Porto Marina. To the north of Porto Marina is the Scandola nature reserve and to the south of the Gulf of Porto are the steep-walled inlets of Calanques de Piana and Capu Rossu. Porto Marina is a resort that relies mainly on tourism and agriculture.

Ajaccio Boat Rental: Rent a VanDutch boat and drop anchor in Ajaccio, to the south of Porto Marina. The Gulf of Ajaccio is a vast protected area that offers several mooring spots where you can also discover the scenic Sanguinaires Islands. The port of Ajaccio and Port Tino Rossi Marina are located in the centre of Ajaccio and offers all the usual boating services.

Further south, in the direction of Bonifacio, you can stop in deserted coves that are  only accessible by boat.

Bonifacio Boat Rental: Rent a VanDutch boat and go from Ajaccio to Bonifacio. Halfway, you can moor up in Propriano, on the Gulf of Valinco, in coves that are only accessible by sea or on foot. The perfect place for a moment of tranquillity and solitude on your own sandy beach amongst the pine trees.

Continue south and from the sea you can see the old town of Bonifacio on top of the limestone cliff. Bonifacio Marina, surrounded by huge cliffs, is invisible from the sea and a visit to the port is a must!

Lavezzi Islands Boat rental: Rent a VanDutch boat and visit  the Lavezzi Islands, which are southeast of Bonifacio. The Lavezzi Islands are an archipelago of granite islets and reefs where navigation is a bit tricky, but the trip is well worth it. The archipelago is located between the tip of Corsica and Sardinia. The Lavezzi Islands are part of the Nature Reserve of Bonifacio, where the seabed is exceptional.

Porto-Vecchio Boat rental: Rent a VanDutch boat and cruise to Porto-Vecchio, the 3rd largest city in Corsica and a booming resort on the East side of Corsica. From Porto-Vecchio, discover the pure-white sandy beaches and brilliant turquoise water in the Bay of Saint Cyprien to the east, including the beaches of Palombaggia or Rondinara to the west. You can also drop anchor in natural, unspoilt coves that are only accessible by boat.

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