Accommodation in Porto Vecchio or Bastia

kt

Posted: Sun, Jan 29, 2012, 17:00

Hi

We are planning on hiking the GR20 in June. We will have a few spare days afterwards to relax and see a bit more of the island. Where would people recommend we stay as we will be finishing in Porto Vecchio and flying home from Bastia? Does anyone have any recommendations for accommodation in either of the towns? We don't want anything too expensive or luxurious but it would be nice to have a couple of nights in a proper bed after 2 weeks of camping.



Gaffr

Posted: Sun, Feb 19, 2012, 17:21

Hello,
We have used the camping at Pinarello, close to the Conca finish, where the navette from the gite/restaurant, dropped us off. The beach is within easy walking distance from the camping. Another wee bus will take you into Porto Vecchio for the 'big bus' to Bastia or I guess you can be dropped off closer to the Bastia Porreta airport? We did also hitch to the Cala Rossa beach which is north of P.V. but no camping in that area. It is a kind of up market holiday place. Also have used the camping in P.V.
Have stayed a couple of times in the Posta-Vecchia hotel in Bastia prior to getting the ferry back to Nice...straightforward bed and breakfast place near to the old port www.hotel-postavecchia.com but maybe you would want to get a hotel near to the airport although there is a regular bus out to the airport from Bastia.

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Gaffr



Turnertactics
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Posted: Tue, Mar 13, 2012, 13:58

Bastia itself isn't too pretty and the coastline near the airport not great either. North of Bastia is supposed to be good.

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Alan



Gaffr

Posted: Thu, Mar 15, 2012, 9:21

I guess that looks are not everything......when we first had to stay in Bastia after coming up the coast from the Conca finish, prior to heading for home, we were given the address of a lady who had a garden shed, complete with shower etc., that she had for overnight's. We had to thread our way through narrow streets to reach it at the high point above the town.....great views down over the old buildings and the port...the kindness of the folks who helped us find this address was great to experience. Not much knowledge of the ports around the 'big sea' but I have found the people to be very helpful towards todays travellers. Corsica has had a long, long history of being 'knocked about' and being taken advantage of by unwelcome visitors from all over Europe.

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Gaffr