Corsica: Car Tours and Walks (Landscapes) (Sunflower Landscapes)

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ISBN: 9781856914819
Publisher: Sunflower
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
Number of pages: 136
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This pocket-sized guide describes 9 car tours and 55 different walking routes throughout Corsica. There is a fold-out touring map for motorists and walking maps at a scale of 1:50,000. There are walks for all ages and abilities; some short "picnic walks" are especially suitable for hot days and those with young children. Noel Rochford, who has written several Landscapes guides, found the Corsicans to be the friendliest people he encountered throughout his travels. But the landscapes enchanted him as well: "No other Mediterranean island can boast such a wealth of natural beauty. Beaches to suit every taste: from long stretches of glaring white sand to pink rocky coves. Real mountains climbers' terrain - that reach almost 3000m/9000ft. In these mountains you stumble upon a magnificent mixture of pine forests, beech woods, chestnut groves, and coppices of evergreen oaks. Streams bound down the mountainsides; rivers cascade through awe-inspiring gorges, leaving behind blue-green pools as clear as crystal. The pink granite hills and cliffs, normally conjured up only for an artist's canvas, are real indeed on Corsica." 10 car tours (and accompanying touring map), 55 long and short walks (each illustrated with a 1:50,000 topo map), 14 picnic suggestions. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily.The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from a field of 18) chosen as a Which? Recommended Provider of Guidebooks.REVIEWS:Once again I am writing to express our appreciation of the excellent series of walk books, this time for walking in Corsica. The guide book really brought the island to life for us and was an invaluable aid and, of course, really enjoyable to browse through before we went --(SM, Abergavenny)Brilliant. This was our first Sunflower guide book and from now on for every walking holiday that series will be our first choice of walking guide. --(W, Amazon)

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