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Must-see sites and activities in Pianotolli-Caldarello

Le Damier campsite, near Figari, is located in the commune of Pianottoli-Caldarello and its beaches. In the heart of the South Corsica region, this dynamic village is also an ideal vacation destination for a mix of swimming, relaxation, lazing on the most beautiful beaches in Corse-du-Sud, sightseeing and sporting activities. So you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the campsite, or head off for a very active day or half-day all around us. The proximity of beautiful tourist resorts like Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio, as well as mountainous areas like Bavella, means that the range of activities available at Pianottoli Caldarello is even wider.

A rich cultural and historical heritage

Take advantage of your stay with us to discover the village of Pianottoli Caldarello.

Immerse yourself in the history of the commune by discovering its cultural and historical heritage. Visit the church and the various troglodyte buildings.

You’ll discover a lively village with a number of pretty little shops open almost all year round.

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Conservatoire du Littoral hiking trails

There’s no need to go far, as the area around the campsite already offers a number of marked trails and itineraries for off-season hiking. Some itineraries allow you to discover all the beaches on paths maintained by the Conservatoire du Littoral.

For more challenging hikers,Omu di Cagna is a nearby summit to discover. Further on, the Bavella massif awaits you.

Follow the Figari wine route from Pianottoli

Why not discover the various wineries and wine producers in the Figari region?

Just a few minutes from the campsite, you can sample the region’s finest wines.

A wine-growing area for hundreds of years, the commune of Figari benefits from a soil and sunshine ideal for creating wines. Between the De Peretti della Rocca, Murta, Pietra Bianca, Canarelli, Domaine de Tanella, Finidori, Nicolai estates…, the region abounds in quality products where you can enjoy tastings and, for some estates, dine among the vines. It’s an activity that’s as close as possible to the people and the riches of the land.

Enjoy other products too, such as PDO honey, sheep’s cheese, brocciu and olive oil, thanks to the “Strada di i sensi” (authentic senses route) on the Gustidicorsica website.

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Sports and family activities near the campsite in Pianottoli

Le Damier campsite is just like Corsica: authentic. Between Pianottoli and Figari, you can enjoy a multitude of activities.

The Figari spot is internationally renowned for kitesurfing and windsurfing. The coast is also very popular with scuba divers. The Figari school will delight water sports enthusiasts, while the diving school at Port De Pianottoli will delight scuba diving fans.

You can also hire jet skis and let yourself be carried away by the sea. On land, it’s possible to plan mountain bike outings thanks to the mountain bike hire service on site, or horseback rides available just one kilometer from the campsite. Last but not least, Figari has a go-karting circuit near the airport, all less than 15 kilometers from the campsite. A strategic location that puts you at the center of all tourist and sporting activities.

Le Damier campsite is just like Corsica: authentic. When you book at Le Damier campsite, the whole of southern Corsica opens up to you, with all the pleasures of a seaside holiday. Snow sports fanBut as is often the case in Corsica, the mountains are never far away to satisfy those who love hiking, climbing, canyoning or mountain biking… not forgetting the pleasure of doing nothing: the famous Farniente.

Horseback riding in Pianottoli

Without doubt the best way to discover the region’s trails! Thanks to our partners, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of horseback rides around Pianottoli and Figari, on coastal paths and inland, for a fun, cultural and sporting discovery.

Hiking and water sports in Pianottoli

The campsite’s location means that hiking enthusiasts can take advantage of a multitude of trails among the countless hiking circuits in Corsica.

From the sentier des Bruzzi to the sentier de roccapina, via the chemin des douaniers, 16 hikes are available in the Pianottoli, Figari, Monaccia-D’aullène region. Perfect for adventure and discovery.

Here’s a site to help you plan all your hikes.

Other sports activities include windsurfing and snorkeling on Figari’s Testa beach.

Boat rentals are available from the campsite reception.

Kitesurfing, windsurfing and wingfoil at Pianottoli

The Gulf of Figari is recognized as an excellent place to start kitesurfing. But it’s also the whole Bonifacio region, the Gulf of Ventilegne and the Piantarella and Balistra spots that attract hundreds of windsurf, kitesurf and wingfoil enthusiasts every year.

Le Damier campsite is one of the best places to explore all the spots, while keeping your equipment safe on our premises.

Canyoning at Bavella

To beat the summer heat and enjoy theincredible beauty of Corsica’s rivers, we strongly recommend that you devote one day (at least) of your vacation to discovering the Bavella massif and practicing the hottest activity of the moment: canyoning.

The 3 routes offered from the village of Zonza (1 hr 15 min drive) are among the most beautiful in Corsica, with special mention for the Purcaraccia and Pulischellu. Canyoning at Bavella is a must for family vacations in Corse-du-Sud.

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Pass your boating licence in Corsica

Why not take advantage of your vacation in Pianottoli to take your boating license and discover the region’s most beautiful beaches by renting a RIB and setting off on an adventure. Boat license training is accessible to all and enables you to quickly acquire all the skills needed to drive a boat in a “near-shore” area (around 10 km from a shelter).

Scuba diving in the Port of Pianottoli

The Bruzzi beaches and the entire Pianottoli and Figari area are now protected by the Marine Park. The region’s wealth of underwater flora and fauna is exceptional, transforming in some places into a natural aquarium ideal for scuba diving enthusiasts.

There are several diving centers in Pianottoli Caldarello where you can learn to dive or take on more ambitious dives in the best conditions.

Jet ski rental

Discover the coastline of south-west Corsica on organized jet ski tours from the bay of Pianotolli-Caldarello.

Head south to discover the caves and cliffs of Bonifacio and all the hidden beaches between La Tonnara and Bonifacio.

Longer outings to the Lavezzi islands and Porto Vecchio beaches are available on request.

Go-karting in Figari

The neighboring commune of Figari has had a superb go-kart track for almost 30 years, enabling the leisurely practice of this fun activity. For a thrill-packed experience with friends or family, Pro Kart offers safety-approved machines with giant-screen timing systems, and karts suitable for children aged 7 and over.

Buggy rides and charcuterie tastings in Piscia

In the hamlet of Piscia you can visit Maxence Finidori and his pig farm. 130 pigs, 40 of which are used to make PDO charcuterie.

It is possible to spend the day on his farm thanks to an activity he offers called “Porcu ranger”. You’ll be able to take a buggy ride with him to visit his farm, and at lunchtime you’ll be offered a “Spuntinu” with charcuterie, local produce and wine. This is an exceptional family activity close to the campsite.

Explore the towns around the campsite