Private Corsica Sightseeing Tour: Bavella Peaks and Mountain Village of Zonza

Private Corsica Sightseeing Tour: Bavella Peaks and Mountain Village of Zonza

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      Bonifacio, Corsica, France
      5 Hours
      Mild
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 1,597
      • Route de Bavella: This narrow, ever-twisting roadway travels past the lovely Solenzara River and then snakes up into magnificent mountain landscapes.
      • Bavella Needles: Rising more than 5,000 feet from the surrounding pine forests, these jagged, pointy stone peaks are softened with gentle hues of gold and ochre.
      • Zonza: Against a mountain backdrop, this quaint village features a picturesque town square, shops, cafes, and stone buildings dating from the 17th century.

      Meeting point

      Please proceed pier side and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.

      Helpful hints

      There are some great views seen along your drive. If taking pictures from the van, turn your flash off, set your camera on manual focus, use the fastest shutter speed possible, and zoom as far as you can.

      Getting around

      This tour involves a minimal of walking with some steps to climb. It is suitable for travelers with limited mobility, able to get on and off the bus without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. It is not wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Scenic, Private Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly

      Transportation used

      7-passenger Van

      Languages

      English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-FRA-BONI-EN-1002

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      You will travel along winding roads with cliff-side views. If you suffer from motion-sickness, vertigo or have a fear of heights, you may need to take precautions ahead of time. The views are stunning but you may need to close your eyes periodically.

      Corsica's rocky needles, cliffs, and spires have earned it the name "mountain in the sea." You've come ashore on the most mountainous of all the Mediterranean islands, and this tour explores what lies beyond the coast.

      An impressive landscape reveals the story of this beautiful island. The long, tall spine of granite that forms its backbone was caused by a geological cataclysm about 250 million years ago, followed by upheavals that thrust sedimentary rock against the island's east side. Then erosion began its patient work, carving the island into rows of deep valleys and steep, monumental peaks.

      The land shaped the life of its people, who lived proudly and independently in their valleys, largely untouched by 3,000 years of conflict that saw a succession of powers vying for control of the Mediterranean. Corsica has belonged to France for more than two centuries now (except for a year of Italian rule during World War II). Yet Corsicans retain a spirit of independence that rises like the terrain the farther you get from the coasts.

      The mountain villages at the center of the island are only about 20 miles from the coasts and their popular resorts, but the way of life is worlds apart. You'll catch the aromas of pine and wild thyme on the breeze, and perhaps spot wild mouflon, the descendants of sheep that escaped domestication centuries ago. More surprises await among the jagged peaks. Unlike most travelers, who know Corsica only as sunny stretches of perfect sand, you're going deep into its wild and rugged heart.

      Signs of discontent

      Although Corsica has been a region of France since 1768, the 20th century saw the rise of a nationalist movement that seeks greater autonomy and more protection for the Corsican language (closer to Italian than French) and culture. While largely peaceful, some nationalists make a strong visual statement, using spray paint to obliterate French from the island's bilingual road signs.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Bonifacio, Corsica, France
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat

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