Climbing and canyoning (from Martin) …
Hi everyone- looking into things to do in Corsica ( apart from eat sausage, veal, and chestnuts) This looks like a good ( easy) place to climb nearby. We ‘re thinking of bringing gear.
A thing to do locally is canyoning – groups seem to be 5-10 so we could probably organise our own BUTT trip if anyone up for it. http://www.xtremsud.com/canyoning-corse/piscia-di-gallo/
This is an example but there’s loads of agencies.
and from DeeJay …
Winery (from DeeJay) …
Domaine de Torraccia, near Lecci
If you visit only one vineyard in Corsica, it should be this one, between the mountains and the Med near Porto Vecchio. Torraccia was planted from scratch 45 years ago by one of the fathers of modern Corsican wine, Christian Imbert. He was instrumental in creating the official appellation and vastly improving the island’s wines. Today, at 84, the patriarch has just about ceded control to his son Marc. Corsica is not renowned for wines that age well, but Torraccia is the exception: its Oriou wines especially, a mix of organic niellucciu and sciaccarellu grapes, are absolutely wonderful 20 years on. There’s no need to make an appointment, and prices start at €7. People holidaying nearby can come and fill a bottle direct from the vat for €3.40 a litre
Summary of possible activities and distances (from DeeJay) …
Some useful info….
Vineyard is 14km from house…18min drive
Corsica canyoning is 24km 30min drive
Big supermarket in Porto Vecchio elercq / Super U 20km 25min drive (Spar in town)
There’s scuba diving in Porto Vecchio
And Harrison bond boat hire is €35 for the day