Wildlife holidays in Corsica
Tell me about Corsica …
Corsica has a wild, rugged landscape dominated by the huge granitic mountains which soar to nearly 2,740 metres and form a giant spine that runs the length of the island.
The island is refreshingly free of tourists, and well-deserving of its ancient Greek name, Kaliste (the most beautiful).
Corsica is by far the greenest of the Mediterranean islands, and is covered with unspoiled natural forest and maquis.
Our Corsica specialist recommends..
"Corsica is a rugged island famed for its scented wild flowers. With crocuses growing both in the spring and the autumn you can enjoy the botanical highlights twice a year. There are also endemic bird highlights such as the Corsican Nuthatch. "
What’s special about the wildlife?
Corsica’s isolation from mainland Europe plus its exceptional topography have caused a high degree of endemism among its flora and fauna. Its plant and birdlife are particularly interesting.
Naturetrek Tours to Corsica
We offer an 8-day holiday of bird watching and botanical walks in the rugged mountains of northern Corsica.
What wildlife might I see?
- We’ll look for birds such as the endemic Corsican Nuthatch & the endemic races of Citril Finch & Crossbill
- Among Corsica’s acidic rocks we’ll search for botanical endemics including Corsican Pine, Corsican Hellebore & a wonderful range of orchids
- Red-footed Falcon, Audouin’s Gull & Moustached Warbler live here
- The high alpine meadows in late spring are superb
Yes – Corsica offers beautiful scenery, 13th century citadels, a unique cultural blend and much more!
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Corsica HOLIDAYS
It has been a wonderful trip and our tour leaders were both flexible and innovative. For me, personally, the variety of wild flowers, especially those long since extinct or extremely rare in Britain, made the trip particularly rewarding.
Thank you for an excellent, very well organised and guided holiday in Corsica. Rarely does anything live up to expectations but this holiday was exactly as described and often better than expected.
Both Paul and Alan were excellent leaders. They took great care over the less mobile members of the group, ensuring they were not left out. They also showed incredible patience with the more challenging participants. Paul and Alan's knowledge of the natural history and political history of the area made for a really enjoyable week.