Car hire in Corsica
Hiring a car in Corsica
Describing itself as a 'mountain jewel set in the middle of the Mediterranean', Corsica seems to jut almost unapologetically out of the sea, making itself known as one of the flashiest and yet most relaxed holiday destinations found anywhere in the continent. Secluded and opulent, Corsica is home to some fantastic ways to spend your holiday, whether you enjoy heading to the beach and swimming in the sea, or partaking in some fantastic sun-kissed hikes around the national park that makes up most of the island.
The changes that take place as one drives across Corsica are almost reason enough to visit the beautiful island. Take the journey by car from the beaches and coastal havens that line the seaside, and head inland, where within the space of just half an hour you will see nothing but change, with deep valleys, mountains and beautiful scenery becoming a reality seemingly out of nowhere. It's a fascinating island that stands unmatched in Europe, and it's a place that anyone with even a passing interest in nature just has to visit.
What you need to know
Driving in Corsica is well documented as being a challenge, but for those willing to accept the challenge, it offers some of the very best rewards around. Driving in Corsica will mean navigating your way along some tiny narrow little roads that wind their way around mountains and over the coast. While this can make for a challenge and lead even experienced drivers taking their time to make sure they get it right, it's entirely worth it. The north to south route on the east coast in particular offers drivers the chance to see some truly spectacular views as they snake around the mountain, taking in unobstructed views of the Mediterranean far below.
Despite there being a challenging road network to work your way around, Corsica is fully recommended to tackle by car, mostly because public transport can be somewhat unreliable, and it's far too difficult to tackle by foot over longer distances. If you are planning to come to the island, make sure you have booked in advance to get the best prices through Holiday Autos. You will be able to compare prices easily, meaning you have the best chance of finding the cheapest deals online through our easy booking engine.
Where to pick up your car
When you're coming to Corsica, there are a number of different airports that you may be flying to. Of the four airports on the island, each will be home to car hire desks in the vicinity, even though they might not have the capacity that larger mainland airports have to facilitate these indoors. As well as this, you can pick up your car later, with there being a number of car hire locations dotted along the north coast of Corsica in particular.
Each of the four main airports in Corsica - Calvi, Bastia, Figari Sud Corse and Ajaccio - serve different areas of the island, but regardless where you should happen to land, you will find excellent service from the car rental companies in operation there. What's more, you know that with Holiday Autos, you can call us 24 hours a day and take advantage of our support, which will assist you whenever you have any issues of which to speak.