The Great Corsican Loop

The Great Corsican Loop

From AUD $6,510


Discover an itinerary that takes in the most remarkable sights of the aptly-named “Isle of Beauty”.

Blending elegance, comfort and intimacy, set sail for a Mediterranean cruise aboard Le Ponant, our majestic three-mast yacht.

Leaving from Nice, you will sail towards the Gulf of Girolata and the Scandola Reserve. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this paradise of ochre and red rocks will reveal to you its rich and protected flora and fauna.

Trip Name
The Great Corsican Loop
Vessel Type: Motor Yacht Length: 88 metres Passenger Capacity: 64 Built: 1991 Experience the privilege of a relaxing cruise aboard Le Ponant, crafted to respect the tradition of famous sailing yachts. Following in the nautical tradition of three-masted sailing ships, Le Ponant will take you on a voyage of discovery.  The ship capacity is limited to 64 passengers, providing intimacy and convivial atmosphere to the cruise.  The refined life on board, the welcoming charm to your cabin, the lounges and the restaurants setting are as many invitations to relax. Under full sail, gliding over the sea with the wind, you will fall under Le Ponant's spell.


Day 1 - Day 1: Nice (France)
Capital of the Cote d’Azur, Nice is neighboured by the Baie des Anges. You will probably want to explore the Promenade des Anglais, where you can sit on one of the famous blue chairs laid out opposite the shoreline. Don’t forget to explore the Château hill. This is the entrance to the old city, with its bustling markets and regional products along the main street, the Cours Saleya. If you want to plunge into Nice’s diverse cultural heritage, visit the Lascaris palace with its baroque decorations. The museums dedicated to painters Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall are an absolute must.
Day 2 - Day 2: Scandola/Girolata (Corsica, France)
At the far end of a turquoise gulf on the north-west coast of Corsica, the charming little port of Girolata can only be reached by sea or via a hiking path. You can admire the little white 16th century fort, a vestige of Genoese presence in Corsica, before sauntering in the shade through the smattering of little streets. To the north, the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers its vast, remarkable scenery full of protected fauna and flora: falcons, seals and dolphins living free and wild. Wonder of wonders: the spectacular red granite cliffs surging from the waters below.
Day 3 - Day 3: Porto Cervo (Sardinia, Italy)
Morning arrival - Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia. It is a frazione of the comune of Arzachena, in the province of Olbia-Tempio.
Day 4 - Day 4: Sailing the Bonifacio Straight, Palombaggia & Bonifacio (Corsica, France)
Located on the south-east side of the island, close to Porto-Vecchio, the seaside town of Palombaggia offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica. White dunes, pink porphyry rocks, turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In this dreamlike setting, everything invites you to rest and unwind. From the beaches you have a view of the Cerbicale archipelago, six rocky islands with jagged silhouettes hewn out by winds that, together, form a natural reserve. In the hinterlands, Alta Rocca proposes many possibilities for walks through generous pinewoods.
Day 5 - Day 5: Bonifacio (Corsica, France)
The spectacular town of Bonifacio located on the very tip of southern Corsica, clings to a narrow promontory of white rock overhanging the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. You can admire its limestone cliffs hewn out by the wind, before setting off on a cultural tour of its cultural treasures. From the little paved streets in the ancient Haute Ville, to the promenade on the open-air medieval chemin de ronde, this stunning town will take you on a journey back in time. Frequented or secluded, there are numerous beaches to choose from, all in keeping with the high standards of the “Île de Beauté”.
Day 6 - Day 6: Roccapina (Corsica, France)
Roccapina - wild beach in the south of Corsica island, located in a small bay. Also there is a large beach nearby, facing the open sea
Day 7 - Day 7: Ile Rouse (Corsica, France)
Overlooking a wide crystalline bay to the north of Corsica, the port of Ile-Rousse offers the charm of an historical town in the heart of spectacular natural surroundings. You will be able to admire the white facades of the famous Paoli square, the busy hub of the old town centre, where restaurants lay out their terraces in the shade of plane trees. Make sure you take a look at the statue of Pasquale Paoli, known as “Babbu”, father of Corsica. Amateurs of fine sandy beaches will find fulfilment at Napoleon beach, located near the centre, or the calmer Caruchettu beach. There are a plethora of hiking paths from which to choose.
Day 8 - Day 8: Nice (France)
Disembarkation early morning.
Day 9 - Please Note:
All itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
18-07-201925-07-2019AUD $6,510Marie Galante Cabin
18-07-201925-07-2019AUD $7,580Antigua Cabin
18-07-201925-07-2019AUD $7,580Marie Galante Premium Cabin
25-07-201901-08-2019AUD $6,510Marie Galante Cabin
25-07-201901-08-2019AUD $7,580Marie Galante Premium Cabin
25-07-201901-08-2019AUD $7,580Antigua Cabin
01-08-201908-08-2019AUD $6,510Marie Galante Cabin
01-08-201908-08-2019AUD $7,580Antigua Cabin
01-08-201908-08-2019AUD $7,580Marie Galante Premium Cabin
08-08-201915-08-2019AUD $7,580Antigua Cabin
08-08-201915-08-2019AUD $7,580Marie Galante Premium Cabin
08-08-201915-08-2019AUD $6,510Marie Galante Cabin


    • You will discover Palombaggia and Roccapina, two unforgettable ports of call where you will enjoy superb fine sandy beaches with their calm, transparent waters. Edged by parasol pines, they are some of the most beautiful on the island.
    • You will also visit Bonifacio, the jewel of the far south of Corsica. A veritable fortress sculpted by the wind and the spray, the “sentinel city” will reveal its historical centre and its long cobbled streets.
    • Pristine nature, idyllic beaches, port cities, secret coves and rocky headlands: As Le Ponant sails along its coastline, Corsica will enchant you with the beauty of its contrasting landscapes.