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Corsica is a wild and beautiful place, a mountain in the sea, a world of its own. High granite peaks towering over cork and holm oaks and tall Lariccio pines look out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Tafoni, fantastic wind and rain-shaped granite formations, arise from the intoxicating scent of the macchia bush, whose everlasting lavender and cystus provide bright spots of color in spring. Pure and fresh, the incredible hues of the azure sea reflect the sky and invite you. If you dream of a Mediterranean getaway with perfect beaches, secluded mountain villages, sailing experiences and incredible food, Corsica is your destination! Visiting Corsica is like traveling back in time: everything is simpler, cleaner and tastier. Life is sweet and intense, slow and peaceful. 

Throughout all this, the Corsicans have preserved their own culture, associated with each of these cultures, but proud and unique. They also speak their own language, close to Tuscan Italian, but with many pre-European words that go back to the depths of the island's population. 

What to do in Corsica

  • Take the car and drive from Porto Vecchio on the mountain roads to the west coast. Make a stop at Sartène and enjoy the afternoon in this remote mountain village.
  • Get up early and enjoy one of the (fantastic!) Beaches on your own.
  • Eat Bonifacio's local specialty - "Aubergines bonifacienne", which are aubergines stuffed with goat cheese and baked in the oven. Perfect perfection!

At Orbit Car Hire we have a wide range of car rentals to offer in all categories. It is important to choose the vehicle that will suit your trip the best. 

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What are the best spots to visit in Corsica?

  • Cap Corse - The Northern tip
  • Calvi & Surrounding - Northeast
  • Marine de Porto - East
  • The Calanques de Piana
  • Gorges of Spelunca
  • Arone Beach
  • Bonifacio - South
  • Santa Giulia Beach

Cap Corse

Cap Corse, an area that stretches for 40 kilometers along the peninsula and is located in the north of the island. A wild natural space, rugged and in many places still untouched. Quirky fishing villages, an attractive coastline, and some secluded beaches are pretty much everything you’ll find in Cap Corse. A striated mountain line runs through the middle of the cap and reaches Mont Stello in the center of the peninsula at an altitude of 1,307 meters. There is only one way to see the best of Cap Corse from one side and the other. The two sides, east and west, have a very different character: the west side of Cap Corse, with more mountains reaching down to the sea, is more dramatic than the softer east side. Due to the impressive mountains in between, you cannot cross Cap Corse on your Corsica road trip with children. 

Cap Corse, Corsica with Orbit Car Hire

Calvi

Calvi is known for its beaches and the crescent-shaped bay.It has a beautiful historic medieval citadel that overlooks the marina from the western end of the bay. Restaurants lined up one by one compete for custom on the Quai Landry boardwalk. There is a nice place to visit, on a hill a short distance from the city inland.The Notre-Dame de la Serra chapel. With its stunning panoramic views of the area and even Calvi. You could easily spend half a day there, take a little walk, have a picnic, and just enjoy the view. The beach, which runs directly along the crescent-shaped bay, offered plenty of space for all visitors. If you are traveling with children it doesn't take much to keep them happy, a beach, some buckets, some rocks and voila.

Calvi, Corsica with Orbit Car Hire

Marina del Porto

A small tourist town on the west coast of Corsica. Porto is ideal for exploring many of the area's highlights, and there is much more to it than you will originally thought. The town has a pleasant atmosphere. The Porto tower dominates a small rocky outcrop and separates the town from the port, where you can book your picturesque boat trips and reach the pebble beach. It is probably one of the most accessible beaches. The landscape of the beach is unique with the mountains and the green nature. On the far left are some climbing fields. 

The Calanques de Piana

The Corsican calanques are located on the outskirts of Piana, one of the most beautiful villages on the island. These absolutely stunning rock formations are said to be red and most beautiful at sunset. The road through the Calanques de Piana follows the D81 southeast of Porto to the south. There are little niches where you can almost park and walk along the famous road and search for the "heart". In some areas the road is very narrow and big buses squeeze and scratch their way so be careful when it gets dark.

Gorges of Spelunca

it is a great area to explore with children. There are several walks that you can shorten according to your needs. In hot weather, the gorge has many pools to cool down. The gorge sits between the small mountain towns of Ota and Evisa, which are well worth a stop if you pass them. What is the best way to explore the Spelunca gorge? The trail usually starts in Ota and is a 5 km walk towards Porto. Another option is to take the bus from Ota to Evisa and walk the old mule road between the two towns. This gives you a good picture of the gorge.

Arone Beach

Corsica is known for its beautiful beaches. One of them is Arone beach in a quiet semicircular bay 750 m long, surrounded by rocks and beautiful nature. In the summer season, the area offers restaurants, campsites, vacation apartments and 3 sections of private beach.From Piana it takes about 20 minutes by car to get to the beach through a narrow road with wonderful views of the Gulf of Porto and Capo Rosso .

Bonifacio

It is known for its lively marina and cliff-top medieval citadel. The 13th-century Bastion de l'Etendard houses a small museum with exhibits on the history of the city. Parking can be a bit tricky in high season, so just take the first place you see. The spectacular cliffs and the structure of the town's facade are best seen by boat in good weather. But you will also get a nice sense of the old medieval village as you stroll through the city and head to the different sections. You can stroll along the protective city walls, which offer stunning views over the sea and Bonifacio. This hike is more suitable for families with older children as it has a steep incline on one side. Don't miss Glacier Le Rocca Serra, which sells incredibly delicious homemade ice cream. The hotel is at the beginning of the restaurants and shops next to the marina. Bonifacio is a place you can come, find a seat at one of the marina restaurants and watch life go by.

Bonificiao, Corsica with Orbit Car Hire

Few things about Corsica

  • Corsica is famous for its amazing wine, delicious Corsica food, unspoiled beaches, rich history, Mediterranean weather and the beautiful scenery.
  • The regional capital of Corsica is Ajaccio, also known as Ajax.
  • The Island is located close to Italy and Sardinia so many think it is a part of Italy. It also feels because of Italian touch. But, it is actually French. 
  • Genoa sold it to France in 1768 and is now one of the French Region.

FAQ

What you need to know about renting a car

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How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

What are the charges for security deposits?

Every car rental has its own security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

What if I would like to change my booking?

If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

How do I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

When do I pay for the rental car?

You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

What is included in the price?

Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and in our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not in relation to the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental in order to avoid any unexpected surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

What is a voucher and why do I need it?

A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

What is an airport or premium location fee?

Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

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