Best time to visit Corsica

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Corsica

Best time of year to visit Corsica

Picturesque cliffs, secluded beaches, and rich culture make Corsica a magnet for tourists. The best time to visit Corsica is from May to October when the sea is warm, and the weather is pleasant to stay outdoors all day long. Cycle through the mountains or hike the famous GR 20 route, one of the hardest and most stunning trails in Europe. September is a perfect time to enjoy beaches without crowds, listen to the Corsican Polyphonic singing, and indulge in wine, sardines, anchovies, hazelnut, game meats, and other local products. In winter, lots of hotels and restaurants close their doors, but there are plenty of things to do around the island from skiing and surfing to visiting authentic towns and collecting maquis herbs.

2 THINGS TO DO IN CORSICA (OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 21)

Boat Trips Around Corsica

Boat Trips Around Corsica

May–October • activity

Discover Corsica's beautiful seaside and mountain landscape on a remarkable boat ride

Kite and Windsurfing

Kite and Windsurfing

April–October • activity

Corsica is a great place to learn kite and wind surfing

35 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Polyphonic Song Festival

Polyphonic Song Festival

out of rangeSeptember 15–19, 2021 • event

A music festival which represents Corsica's cultural identity

Secret Hideaways

Secret Hideaways

out of rangeApril–September • activity

Ever dreamed of escaping to a hideaway resort?

Cycling around the Island

Cycling around the Island

out of rangeMay–June | September–October  • activity

Enjoy the island's natural beauty by bicycle

Venaco Cheese Fair or A Fiera di u Casgiu

Venaco Cheese Fair or A Fiera di u Casgiu

out of rangeMay 1–2, 2021 • event

Discover Corsican cheese traditions!

Hiking the GR20 or Grande Radonnee 20

Hiking the GR20 or Grande Radonnee 20

out of rangelate June–September  • activity

The most challenging and beautiful hiking trail in Europe

Festival of Corsican Wine or Fiera di u Vinu

Festival of Corsican Wine or Fiera di u Vinu

unconfirmedmid-July 2021 • event

Fragrant local wines and an atmosphere of celebration

Snorkelling and Diving

Snorkelling and Diving

out of rangeMarch–April • activity

Corsican marine life is rich and diverse attracting both professional and amateur divers

Les Nuits de la Guitare de Patrimonio

Les Nuits de la Guitare de Patrimonio

canceledJuly 18–25, 2021 • event

The Nights of Guitar is a great rock music event on Corsica

Corsican Chestnut Beer

Corsican Chestnut Beer

out of rangeMay–September • food

A native beer flavour invented on Corsica

Sun and Fun: Beach Season

Sun and Fun: Beach Season

out of rangeJuly–August • activity

Prepare for lively and energetic beach holidays in Corsica

Brocciu

Brocciu

out of rangeOctober–May • food

An exquisite Corsican sheep cheese

Hazelnut Season

Hazelnut Season

out of rangeAugust–September • food

Local hazelnuts—a source of inspiration for numerous delicious sweets

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

out of rangeOctober–December • food

Taste the olives and the aromatic oil

Wildflowers in Bloom

Wildflowers in Bloom

out of rangelate March–May • nature

Check out the charming and picturesque island of Corsica in bloom

Fish and Seafood Festival

Fish and Seafood Festival

on holdlate May–early June 2021 • food

A great variety of delicious seafood dishes at the St. Erasmus festival and Pescadori in Festa in Ajaccio

Almond Harvest

Almond Harvest

out of rangeAugust–September  • food

Almond orchards in Aregno are both beautiful and delicious

Chapon Fish

Chapon Fish

out of rangeJune–October • food

Chance to try a unique and tasty seafood specialty

Wine Season

Wine Season

out of rangeSeptember–November • food

Don't miss an opportunity to try local wine—enigmatic and hard to find outside Corsica

Sardines

Sardines

out of rangeSeptember–February • food

Try a delicious Corsican specialty—sardines with brocciu and wild herbs

Squid

Squid

out of rangeJune–February • food

Experience true Mideterranean cuisine with Corsican squid dishes

Surfing

Surfing

out of rangeSeptember–February • activity

Good waves arrive to Corsica with the cold

Hazelnut Festival or Fiera di a Nuciola in Cervione

Hazelnut Festival or Fiera di a Nuciola in Cervione

out of rangeAugust 20–21, 2021 • event

A delicious festival to celebrate the hazelnut harvest

Almond Trees in Bloom

Almond Trees in Bloom

out of rangeearly March • nature

A delightful natural sight of spring in Corsica

Figatelli

Figatelli

out of rangeNovember–March • food

Sausages by traditional recipe—a special winter treat

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

out of rangeFebruary–early March • activity

Some serious mountains in Corsica are available for winter sports

Hunting Season Foods

Hunting Season Foods

out of rangelate August–January • food

It is the right time to try Corsican meat specialties

Chestnut Season

Chestnut Season

out of rangeOctober–December • food

Time to try the variety of freshly-made chestnut products

Honey Delights

Honey Delights

out of rangeMarch–September  • food

The great variety of aromatic Corsican honey is something not be missed

Lobster

Lobster

out of rangeMarch–August  • food

One of Corsica's signature dishes

"Maquis" Herbs

"Maquis" Herbs

out of rangeSeptember–February • food

All secrets of Corsica's culinary arts are hidden in the local herbs

Festival du Film de Lama

Festival du Film de Lama

out of rangeJuly 31–August 6, 2021 • event

International film festival in a Corsican village

Caprettu Goat Stew

Caprettu Goat Stew

out of rangeChristmas Time • food

A mouth watering Corsican Christmas specialty

Anchovies

Anchovies

out of rangeSeptember–February • food

A very ingredient in many Corsican dishes

Oursinade

Oursinade

out of rangeNovember–April • food

An exotic ocean treat which you can gather yourself while diving

Corsican Clementines

Corsican Clementines

out of rangeNovember–January • food

A juicy locally grown citrus delight

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