Make a holiday villa in Morta your home away from home
Morta is a beautiful little settlement, situated extremely close to the coast, on the eastern shores of the breathtaking French island of Corsica. As the township is set a little off the island’s well beaten tourist path, it generally tends to be a lot quieter than the larger centres. This consequently makes a Morta holiday villa a great get away location for honeymooners or couples, who are interested in some great adventure activities during the day and some romantic time alone in the evenings. Holiday villas in Morta on HomeAway are excellent properties that are well maintained and furnished for a comfortable stay and if your dream holiday home comes with a private pool, those are available too.
Things to do
Morta may be removed from the usual Corsican tourist trail, however this has only aided the region in refining and perfecting the amazing sights and activities on offer, with a plethora of amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventures available.
-Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor pursuits on Corsica, and the region around your Morta holiday cottage is no exception, with numerous fantastic day hiking trails winding through the surrounding mountains. If these tracks aren’t challenging enough however, you may like to try tackling one of the island’s gruelling long distance hikes, such as the 180 kilometre “G2” trail, or the 60 kilometre Mare a Mare Centre trail, which crosses the island from west to east beginning a mere 3.6 kilometres from Morta.
-The beaches surrounding Corsica are some of the most beautiful and pristine coastal areas in Europe, and you will find that you can easily access many of the island’s most popular seaside locations from your Morta holiday villa. Nearby areas such as Ghisonaccia beach and Spiaggia Marina di Bravone beach deliver breathtaking white sand and crystal clear water and are great for swimming and relaxing. If you’re interested in surfing in comparison, you’ll also be spoiled for choice whilst staying on Corsica, with a multitude of great surf breaks located along the island’s stunning coastline.
-Skydiving is the ultimate holiday experience if you’re looking for an instant adrenaline rush, and Corse Parachutisme Tandem located only 3.5 kilometres from your Morta will happily get you airborne. An added bonus of skydiving on Corsica is the amazing view that you get from the plane, with the regions beautiful mountains and shiny turquoise waters, making for quite a spectacle.
-Wine tasting is a fantastic way to spend a day (or a few days), with great family wineries such as Domaine Casabianca and Les vignerons d'Aghione in close proximity to Morta. If you’re willing to travel a little further afield in search of wine, you will undoubtedly be astounded by the quality and quantity of the establishments Corsica has to offer.
-Diving is something that every traveller should try at least once whilst on Corsica, as the island boasts some of the best dive sites in Europe. Whilst it is possible to dive in close proximity to your Morta holiday home, many of the island’s “prime” dive sites such as the wreck of the US P47 fighter plane near Bastia and the reefs around Calvi and Propriano may require a few hours travel.
The weather in Morta
Morta generally experiences hot dry summers and mild winters, as is typical of most Mediterranean areas. The majority of travellers consequently prefer to visit the region during the summer months, in order to take advantage of the perfect outdoor conditions. If you’re hoping for a little quite time, some relaxation and a great deal on your Morta holiday villa however, it may be a good idea to try visiting the region outside of peak season.
Getting to Morta
Getting to Morta is a relatively simple process, although the township is a little more remote than most settlements on the island. Figari-Sud Corse Airport is the closest international airport to Morta, lying approximately 77 kilometres to the south, although Bastia, Ajaccio and Calvi airports are also all within 150 kilometres of Morta. From your chosen airport you may then choose to utilise a taxi, hire car or bus to cover the remaining distance to your holiday accommodation.