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4x4 Agriates Desert and Beach Excursion from Calvi

1. 4x4 Agriates Desert and Beach Excursion from Calvi

Discover the Agriates desert on this 4x4 excursion. See the area's unique fauna and flora, as well as some unusual spots like caves, troglodyte shelters, abandoned villages, and sheep sheds. After pickup from Calvi, head for the desert in an air-conditioned vehicle. Hear interesting facts and stories about the island from your guides as you explore. In the desert, admire the diverse natural landscapes, lush vegetation and keep an eye out for the many species of birds, butterflies, and rare plants. Stop for 4 hours at one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches in Corsica: Ghignu. Swim in the clear turquoise water or relax on the pure shores of the coast.

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Bastia: 4x4 Day Tour to Cap Corse and Saleccia Beach

2. Bastia: 4x4 Day Tour to Cap Corse and Saleccia Beach

Start your day bright and early to discover Bastia's neighboring region, the desert of Agriates. Enjoy the excitement of riding along the mountain tracks in the 4x4 to reach a nearby summit and marvel at one of the most visited panoramic sights of Corsica. Gaze out at the stunning sea views and take in the fresh ocean air as you listen to your local guide tell the tales of the land and reveal its secrets. Next, journey through the beautiful perched villages such as Nonza and through the heart of the only European desert, hear about your guide’s passion and love for this little island as you travel around some of its most stunning scenes. Journey on to Saleccia Beach one of the most beautiful in Corsica and hidden in the heart of the Agriates desert. Enjoy a 2-hour stop here to swim, and take a dip in the refreshing waters or relax in the shade underneath a parasol on the white sand of the coast before heading back to Bastia.

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Bastia: Private Tour With a Local

3. Bastia: Private Tour With a Local

Discover Bastia with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation to get familiar with the local neighborhood and find the best places to eat and purchase groceries, and discover any hidden gems you might otherwise miss. Learn the best way to get around so that you feel more confident navigating on your own and have all the information you need.  Benefit from an itinerary customized to your preferences and schedule, including meeting point, starting time and duration (minimum 2 hours). Get the option of using public transportation or a taxi (own expense) if you desire. Your host is not a professional guide, but will provide an authentic and personal experience. It's like having a friend to show you around their home city.   Learn what it’s like to live in Bastia, explore cultural differences, hear about local events and politics and much more. Don't just pass through the city; be a part of it!

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What people are saying about Bastia

There were only 2 of us for this excursion (3 with the driver). It was awesome. The path is hilly but the 4x4 is full of role. We were able to discover some plants of the maquis as well as the beach of Ghignu where the two of us stayed for almost 4 hours. No boat anchored in the bay. A truly magical moment when we were alone in the world.

September 12, 2020, cultural ride in 4/4 in the Agriates desert. At noon, lunch of very good cured meats and Corsican cheese in an old village, Ghugnu beach and its white sand. Super day thanks to our guide Thierry, super nice who masters the driving, culture and history of Corsica.

Nice visit, Thierry is a great guide who brought us a lot of information and a lot of friendliness throughout the day! The landscapes are magnificent and the beach superb

Top guide who taught us lots of things about the Agriates desert and Corsica in general. Very beautiful and pleasant beach.

Perfect 4x4 excursion, Laëtitia is very friendly and likes to share her knowledge. I recommend, guaranteed sensations.