Nature Reserve of Scandola, Corsica

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Located on an imposing, porphyritic rock mass, Nature Reserve of Scandola is the marine portion of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica. The Elpa Nera Inlet and the Peninsula of Scandola make up two sections of the park with jagged sheer cliffs containing grottos flanked by numerous rock formations and almost inaccessible islets and coves formed by volcanic activity. The coastline is noted for its 900 m (2,950 ft) high red Rhyolite cliffs, more than 400 species of algae, architecturally interesting fortifications, and a handful of Roman sites. Traveling by boat is the best way for you to experience this incredibly diverse laboratory of flora, fauna, and geology recognized by the United Nations as a Natural World Heritage Site. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Nature Reserve of Scandola and many more Galeria attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Galeria itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Rigid boat alone in the late afternoon to enjoy the reserve without "queue" and the sunset... that happiness... I definitely already tomorrow if I could ;-)
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  • August 14, 2017
    Not to be missed. Privegiez small boats. Plan €60 by pers mini. Book because depending on the wind there are no departures every day and suddenly places go fast from Calvi, if you aren't 20 euros near (€80 instead) and that you do not travel with children of less than 10 years I highly recommend you taking boat orange 12 seats semi rigid rather than the big ship of 100 people. It's more expensive but it change throughout the visit. The crossing of 45 minutes at full speed with tremors is fun and then you arrive in this sumptuous reserve where you will spend here where big boats do not pass and then swimming to Piana with mask and snorkel. Just incredible
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  • August 14, 2017
    Superb excursion through Girolata which allows to discover beautiful landscapes and outstanding natural phenomena ("limestone pavement", horizontal volcanic organs..., all presented by friendly guides)
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