The wonder of the mediteranean
Scandola Nature Reserve officially created in 1975 and world heritage of UNESCO is an exceptional site with a unique biodiversity and a great landscape. Considered the coastline of the Natural Park of Corsica, the reserve is a laboratory for the endemic fauna and flora and protected refuge away from its inaccessible cliffs. Many species considered missing are found each year and some species are discovered in the heart of the reserve.
Real geological showcase, the Scandola reserve is a rock structures formed by the eruptions of an ancient totally collapsed volcano which left traces forming these red red granite rising from the sea. Almaost inaccessible and very protected, the Scandola Nature reserve can be visited only by sea which makes it an exceptional place.
Calanche de Piana
Located halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, close to the village of Piana, the pink granite rocks were shaped over the centuries by changes in temperatures, strong winds and sea pray.
When you see the figures overlooking the sea, it seems like the V-shapeed mountain range has been handcarved.
The Calanche are visited along the winding road, or on a boat ride.
Giorolata, a small fishing village classified world heritage of UNESCO is nestled in the heart of a protected site, delimited by the Scandola Nature reserve in the North, and the Mount Senino in the South. Very atypical village, it does not count more then 15 people and can be visited by boat or by a footpath, which makes all the charm and reputation of this unique place.
From Ajaccio and Porticcio, live an unforgettable boat ride in the Scandola Nature Reserve with our company Decouvertes Naturelles. Throughout the ride, follow the comments to learn more about the special places you visit:
-The Gulf of Porto
-The Calanche de Piana
-2 hours stop to visit the village of Girolata
-The Scandola Reserve
*Plan a picnic. Possibility picnic on board or self catering in Girolata (reservations recommended)