The Balagne Region, known as "Garden of Corsica", offers a landscape combining typical Corsican villages perched on the mountainside and sublime beaches all along the coastline.
Take a moment to relax around the Place Paoli and enjoy the natural shade of its plane trees to taste an ice cream or a refreshing drink. You can watch one of the many games of pétanque played throughout the day. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town with its many insular designer shops, without forgetting to stop at the covered market which welcomes you every morning with its many local products.
The promenade of La Marinella will allow you to discover the Napoleon beach, let yourself be seduced by its turquoise waters and its fine sand. At the end of the walk, the sumptuous island of La Pietra with its ochre glints takes place. Take the path leading to the lighthouse and admire the panoramic view of the Balagne coastline, from Calvi to the Agriates desert, with the added bonus of a breathtaking view of Ile Rousse and its villages
There are many beaches to explore in the vicinity of Ile Rousse to enrich your exceptional stay. Bodri beach is only 2 km from the town centre, a short 10 minute walk from the car park will take you to a white sandy beach with unspoilt nature and clear waters. The beach of Ghjunchitu, located 4 km from Ile Rousse, this beach extends over 500 meters and is very pleasant for families. The marine of Davia, made up of 3 beaches surrounded by fauna and flora will seduce you by their authenticity. For nature lovers and hikers, you can access these different beaches by taking "the customs path". You can also take full advantage of the view by boarding the micheline service which serves the various beaches along the coast. The beaches of Lozari as well as Ostriconi are also two sublime beaches to discover if you are by car, they are approximately 30 minutes from Ile Rousse.
The "Strada di l'Artigiani", the Craftsmen's Route, runs along the heights of Ile Rousse and its surroundings, with many villages offering specialities and crafts to discover. From the pottery of Corbara to the music boxes of Pigna or the art glass of Belgodère, many treasures can be found along this route. The "Strada Vinaghjola", the wine route, will surprise you with its many wineries to discover and taste as soon as possible. You can get to know the local winegrowers and their wonderful nectars. The Saleccia Park, a botanical trail with a magnificent display of Corsican and Mediterranean vegetation over 7 hectares. You will be able to take advantage of this place for a moment of relaxation in family with also the animals of the farm as well as a playground.
The Balagne is a region which benefits from numerous sportive and cultural activities, its location between land and sea guarantees you a marvellous playground in the open air. On the sea side, let yourself be tempted by a discovery of the sea bed by diving, an excursion or a boat rental to marvel at the splendour of the Scandola reserve. Thrill-seekers will be seduced by a parasailing tour in the bay of Ile Rousse or by a Jet Ski trip. On the land side, take a hike to admire the different panoramas that the region offers, or opt for a 4x4 excursion to go on an adventure in the Agriates desert and its sumptuous wild beach of Saleccia. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, don't miss a canyoning trip in the Bonifatu forest, or a flight over the Balagne in a paraglider. You will find in the links below, all the activities and service providers to guarantee you an exceptional stay and unforgettable memories.