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        About Calvi

        Located on the enchanting coast of northwest Corsica, Calvi attracts travelers with an irresistible mix of sun-drenched beaches, historic charm, and natural beauty. This idyllic coastal town, framed by rugged mountains and the azure waters of the Mediterranean, offers visitors a distinctively Corsican experience that is both enchanting and unforgettable.

        Begin your journey in the charming old town of Calvi, where ancient cobbled streets wind past centuries-old buildings with colorful shutters and wrought-iron balconies. Explore the imposing Genoese citadel, a symbol of the town's rich maritime heritage, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from its battlements.

        For beach lovers, Calvi has some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Corsica. Sink your toes into the soft, golden sand and bask in the warm Mediterranean sun on Calvi Beach, or discover secluded coves that can only be reached on foot or by boat. Dive into the crystal clear waters teeming with marine life or try your hand at exciting water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, and jet skiing.

        But Calvi is not only attractive because of its sun-kissed coastline. History buffs will delight in the town's fascinating cultural sights, from the ancient Romanesque Cathedral of St John the Baptist to the atmospheric Notre Dame de la Serra chapel, perched high on a hill overlooking the town. Stroll through the bustling markets with local produce and handicrafts or sample traditional Corsican cuisine in one of Calvi's many charming restaurants and cafés.

        At Orbit Car Hire, we make it easy for you to explore all that Calvi and Corsica have to offer. With our convenient car hire service, you can get off the beaten track and discover hidden gems at your own pace. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or an adventurous road trip, our reliable vehicles offer you the freedom and flexibility to create memories that will last a lifetime.

        So why wait? Start planning your Corsica adventure with Orbit Car Hire today and experience the magic of Calvi, where sun, sea, and history come together in perfect harmony.

        Basic info and car hire in Calvi

        • Location:  Corsica
        • Population: 5,410
        • Official language:  French
        • Currency:  Euro
        • Weather:  Corsica typically experiences a Mediterranean climate
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Calvi are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Calvi:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Calvi is at the Calvi Saint Catherine Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Calvi !

         Driving in Calvi

        Unleash the full potential of your Corsican adventure by embarking on a journey through Calvi with Orbit Car Hire. With your vehicle, you can experience the unrivaled beauty and charm of this coastal paradise while enjoying the comfort and flexibility of modern transport.

        Navigate effortlessly through the sun-drenched streets of Calvi's old town and discover hidden gems and historical landmarks at every turn. From the imposing citadel to the majestic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, there are plenty of wonders to discover in this enchanting city by the sea.

        Escape the crowds and venture off the beaten track with a hire car from Orbit Car Hire. Discover secluded beaches, picturesque viewpoints, and charming villages amid Corsica's rugged landscape. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, the freedom offered by your vehicle allows you to customize your itinerary to your liking.

        At Orbit Car Hire, we offer a wide range of rental vehicles to suit every need and budget, ensuring you have the perfect vehicle for your holiday in Corsica. From small cars that are ideal for narrow roads to spacious off-road vehicles that are perfect for exploring the island's diverse terrain, we've got you covered.

        So why wait? Plan your Calvi adventure today with Orbit Car Hire and experience the ultimate freedom to explore this coastal gem by car.

        • Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old but drivers with this age can rent only Mini and Economy Car Categories. Renters aged 25 and older may rent all Car Categories. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.
        • International Driving Permit:  to provide an international driver's license. Drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as their standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in Corsica.
        • Additional papers:   A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
        • Additional requirements:  Warning triangle, First Aid Kit, Spare Wheel and Tools, Fire Extinguisher, Reflective Vest
        • Children in the car:  Child Restraint System (CRS): Children must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system according to their age, weight, and height. This typically means using a car seat, booster seat, or booster cushion. The specific regulations regarding child restraint systems can vary depending on the age and size of the child, so it's essential to adhere to the guidelines provided by the manufacturer and local laws. Seat Belt Usage: Ensure that all passengers, including children, are wearing seat belts or are appropriately secured in child restraint systems at all times while the vehicle is in motion. Age and Size Requirements: Children under a certain age or size may be required to use specific types of child restraints. For example, infants and toddlers typically require rear-facing car seats, while older children may transition to forward-facing car seats, booster seats, or seat belts based on their size and age. Prohibition of Front Seat Usage: In many jurisdictions, it's illegal for children to sit in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with airbags if they are under a certain age or size. This is because airbags can pose a significant risk to young children in the event of a crash.
        • Driving side of the road: the right-hand side
        • Lights:  In Corsica and Europe, it's mandatory to use headlights during certain times and conditions, as per local regulations and common road safety practices. Here are some general guidelines:

          Nighttime Driving: When driving at night, headlights must be turned on. This is a standard safety practice to improve visibility for both the driver and other road users.

          Low Visibility Conditions: In conditions of reduced visibility due to factors such as fog, rain, snow, or mist, headlights should be used to make the vehicle more visible to others on the road.

          Tunnel Driving: When driving through tunnels, headlights are typically required to be turned on regardless of the time of day. This helps maintain visibility and safety in enclosed spaces.

          Dusk and Dawn: Some regions may require headlights to be used during the periods of dusk and dawn, especially if visibility is reduced due to lighting conditions.

          Daytime Running Lights (DRL): In some countries, including many in Europe, vehicles are equipped with daytime running lights that automatically illuminate when the engine is running. These lights enhance the vehicle's visibility during daylight hours and are separate from the main headlights.

        • General speed limits: Urban Areas: The speed limit is typically 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour) within urban areas unless otherwise posted.
          Rural Roads: On rural roads outside of urban areas, the speed limit is usually 90 kilometers per hour (56 miles per hour), unless otherwise indicated.
          Dual Carriageways and Motorways: On dual carriageways (divided highways) and motorways, the speed limit is commonly 110 kilometers per hour (68 miles per hour) or 130 kilometers per hour (81 miles per hour) where indicated.

        Car Hire in Calvi

        Most popular car hire at Calvi

        The most selected hire car in Calvi is the Ford Fiesta, with Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Calvi are mini, economy, and compact..

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Calvi

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Calvi. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Corsica.

        • Calvi -Bastia (113km with approximately 2 hours of drive)

        • Calvi -Ajaccio (165km with approximately 3 hours of drive)

        • Calvi -Propriano(221km with approximately 3,5 hours of drive)

        • Calvi -Bonifacio (230km with approximately 3,5 hours of drive

        Popular day trips from Calvi

        Discover the beauty and diversity of Corsica with day trips from Calvi with Orbit Car Hire. Just a short drive from this coastal gem, you'll find a range of fascinating destinations waiting to be explored, from rugged mountains to idyllic beaches and charming villages.

        Embark on a scenic drive along the winding roads of Balagne to the picturesque village of Sant'Antonino, perched high on a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets, admire the old stone houses adorned with colorful flowers, and soak up the timeless charm of this medieval gem.

        For a taste of Corsica's natural beauty, head to the nearby Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its dramatic cliffs, hidden coves, and crystal-clear waters. Take a boat tour to explore sea caves, snorkel amongst the vibrant underwater world, and admire the beauty of this protected marine reserve.

        History buffs will enjoy day trips to the historic town of Calenzana, which is the starting point of the famous GR20 hiking trail and is home to old churches, charming squares, and traditional Corsican architecture. Explore historical sights, hike along picturesque trails, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and coastline.

        With Orbit Car Hire, you have the freedom to create your unforgettable day trips from Calvi. Our wide selection of hire vehicles ensures you have the perfect vehicle to explore Corsica's hidden charms at your own pace.

        So why wait? Start planning your Corsican day trip with Orbit Car Hire today and discover the beauty of Calvi's surrounding treasures.

        What to see in Calvi

        Located on the sun-drenched coast of Corsica's north-west coast, Calvi is a picturesque paradise waiting to be explored. With its mix of historic charm, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture, this enchanting coastal town has something for everyone.

        Start your adventure in the historic old town of Calvi, where old cobbled streets wind past centuries-old buildings and charming cafés. Explore the imposing citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the ancient ramparts.

        For beach lovers, Calvi offers some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Corsica. Sink your toes into the soft, golden sands of Calvi Beach or head to nearby Algajola Beach for more seclusion. Whether you're sunbathing, swimming, or enjoying water sports such as snorkeling and paddle boarding, you'll find plenty of ways to soak up the Mediterranean sun.

        History buffs will delight in Calvi's cultural sights, including the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, an impressive 13th-century cathedral with ornate carvings and stained glass windows. Stroll through the lively markets selling local handicrafts and souvenirs or take a stroll along the waterfront promenade.

        With Orbit Car Hire, you have the freedom to explore all that Calvi and Corsica have to offer at your own pace. Our wide selection of rental vehicles ensures you have the perfect vehicle for your needs and preferences, whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or an adventurous road trip.

        So why wait? Start planning your Corsica adventure with Orbit Car Hire today and discover the wonders of Calvi, where history, culture, and natural beauty come together in perfect harmony.

        Drive your rental car beyond Calvi

        Corsica, the jewel of the Mediterranean, beckons with its rugged coastlines, picturesque villages, and untamed natural beauty. The best way to experience this enchanting island? Behind the wheel of a hire car from Orbit Car Hire. Let us guide you to the wonders of Corsica and embark on an unforgettable road trip adventure.

        1. Freedom to explore

        With a hire car from Orbit Car Hire, you have the freedom to explore Corsica at your own pace. Say goodbye to rigid tour plans and embrace spontaneity as you chart your course through the island's diverse landscapes. From enchanting coastal towns to remote mountain villages, Corsica is at your feet.

        2. Scenic cruises along the coast

        Corsica has some of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world. Take the picturesque Route des Sanguinaires along the west coast, which winds past rugged cliffs and hidden coves with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Or venture to the Cap Corse peninsula in the north, where winding roads snake along the coast and offer panoramic views at every turn.

        3. Explore charming villages

        No road trip in Corsica is complete without exploring the charming villages. Stroll through the narrow streets of Bonifacio, perched high on the limestone cliffs, or lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleyways of Porto Vecchio with its old Genoese fortress. Don't miss the picturesque village of Piana, set amidst the breathtaking rock formations of the Calanques de Piana.

        4. Outdoor adventure

        Corsica is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and a hire car from Orbit Car Hire is your ticket to adventure. Explore the rugged interior of the island with its dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and high mountain peaks. Hike the legendary GR20, cross the Aiguilles de Bavella mountain range, or kayak through the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Porto.

        5. Culinary delights

        No road trip to Corsica would be complete without sampling its culinary delights. Stop off at roadside cafés and family-run trattorias to sample traditional Corsican dishes such as wild boar stew, charcuterie, and creamy brocciu cheese. Drink a glass of local wine or a refreshing Pietra beer brewed with chestnut flour.

        6. Book your Corsica adventure with Orbit Car Hire

        Are you ready to explore Corsica? Book your hire car with Orbit Car Hire and open the door to adventure. With our convenient car hire service and competitive prices, you'll have everything you need to make your Corsica road trip dreams come true. Start planning your ultimate Corsica adventure with Orbit Car Hire today.


        Visit Calvi

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Calvi

        Calvi, located on the northwest coast of Corsica, offers a culinary adventure like no other. With its rich gastronomic heritage and an abundance of fresh, local ingredients, the cuisine here is a delicious blend of Mediterranean flavors and Corsican tradition.

        Explore the bustling markets and quaint cafés in Calvi's old town, where you can sample a variety of local delicacies, from freshly caught seafood to flavorsome charcuterie and artisan cheeses. Don't miss the opportunity to try Corsican specialties such as wild boar stew, chestnut polenta, and fiadone, a creamy cheesecake with lemon and local herbs.

        With Orbit Car Hire, you have the freedom to discover the best of Calvi's culinary scene at your own pace. Whether you're dining in a seaside restaurant overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean or picnicking on a secluded beach, our car hire services ensure you can explore all that Calvi has to offer.

        Start planning your gastronomic adventure in Calvi today with Orbit Car Hire and experience the unforgettable flavors of Corsica.

        Best restaurant in Calvi

        1. L'Abri Cotier
        2. La Table de Nico
        3. Le Matahari
        4. Le Glacier de la Place
        5. Le Pain de la Mer
        6. La Signoria
        7. La Vista
        8. Le Bistrot de la Place
        9. U Fanale
        10. Le Nautique


        What you need to know about renting a car

        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

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

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a 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 the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. 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 our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside 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 (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure 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 to avoid 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, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A 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 that, 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 refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world.