Propriano area in South Corsica


The Valinco-Sartenais region has many reminders of the past. From the Neolithic era to the Middle Ages, many sites are renowned for their natural beauty and their history. The Cauria and Palaghju stones, the "torre de Cucuruzzu", the Genoese towers and Romanesque churches as well as the medieval cities of Sartène Bonifacio take you back to an eventful past.

All these sites are under an hour away from Propriano, and combine hiking through nature with a discovery of the island's history.
Tour de Senetosa aux alentours de Propriano
Along the coast, for beautiful hikes and horse rides, take the Mare a Mare or the customs path. In the Mountains, the Martini, Cuscionu, Alta Rocca and Bavella will entice you on the hiking paths that overlook the gulf and the waterfalls, where you can enjoy canyoning.
Port de Propriano Golfe du Valinco
Water sports within arm's reach! Scuba diving, jet-ski, boat rental, catamaran, parasailing, waterskiing, optimist sailing, sailing for adults and children, so many options for fun and sporty holidays!

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5 minutes walk away from the complex, the Corsaire, Lido and Mancinu beaches are watched by lifeguards, for safe and fun bathing for children and adults, and you can relax in the huts and restaurant.

A bit further, 1KM away on the "Beach Path", you will get to the Arena Bianca, a fitting name for the white sandy beach, and the long, wild beach of Capu Laurosu, that stretches from the lighthouse to the estuary of the Rizzanese, facing the open sea.

Over 2 km long, this wide beach gives way to charming rocky coves of crystal-clear and Fish-rich water. It also has a huge free car park.

7 km South, towards Campomoro, Portigliolu beach extends it. Here, you can rent canoes, small sailing boats, windsurfing boards, buoys. Sailing classes adapted to young and old.

The entire north shore of Valinco is dotted with enticing beaches, with sand always finer than the previous one: Marinca, la Tour, la Crique, Abbartello, up to Porto Pollo, Cupabia and Cala d’Orzu!

The Gulf of Valinco is the most open and deep in Corsica, from the Campo Moro Tower to the Porto Pollo, the coast is remarkably rich and the rocky cliffs, coves, bays, and small islands make it a great place for all sea activities.

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Boat trips and boat rental

Opposite Casa Sultana, on the small quay, Découvertes naturelles ( takes you on trips to explore ¾ of the western coast, its coves, beaches and wild calanques, with swimming stops and commentary on the wildlife and plants and the history of the region.

Promenade en Mer Valinco organises "friendly picnic excursions" on a catamaran for 12 people, with stops for snorkelling. This company also offers excursions on a motor boat. The Mer et Maquis excursion combines a visit of the gulf and a walk along the coast.

Several boat, yacht and jet ski rental companies (, (, +33(0) 624 567 701) offer half-days to a week of exploration and fun a stone's throw away from your apartment, from April to October!


The Valinco Gulf has an excellent reputation for scuba diving. Its deep drop on the coast side up to Propriano, the underwater terrain, more craggy and chaotic than the rest of the Western coast, its depth that reaches 800m in the middle of the Gulf, the abundance of wildlife (gorgonians, parazoanthus, red coral), are just a few examples of the features of this spot, unequalled in the rest of the Mediterranean.

The Propriano nautical centres ( organise diving for beginners from Portigliolo and Cala Muretta , half-way Portigliolo and Campomoro.
The best dives are mostly at the exit of the Gulf, the North and South, near the shore, on the rock faces.
Dives outside the Gulf are also possible, especially near the Cap Senetosa area.

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Horse riding

Under 10 minutes away, the Poney Club l’Hacienda riding centre (+33(0)6 22 15 56 85), route des plages, organises rides on the beach and in the Maquis all year round and offers courses for all levels.

Thrill sports

With qualified instructors, you can enjoy outings to the canyons, activities in the Parc Nature and via ferrata all year round, book, 15 minutes from Casa Sultana. (, (, (
Quad rides enable you to discover exceptional sites, mountains, beaches, rivers, lakes, etc all year round. (

Air sports

The Valinco parachute school organises courses in all related sports with State qualified instructors, during the school holidays: Tel: +33(0)676853253

Tennis Club

Open all year round at the¨Parc des Sports, 10 minutes walk away from Casa Sultana

MTB rental open from April to October, in town open all year round in Porto Pollo.

Walking & hiking

Hiking is the most fun and most authentic way to discover the Sartenais Valinco Taravo.
From Propriano, you can easily and quickly get to all the footpaths from Campomoro to Senetosa, the hikes in the Corsica Natural Regional Park (les Mare a Mare) and the footpaths in the Alta Rocca. You will discover the wild and beautiful landscapes as you walk through our history.
All those paths start under half an hour away from Casa Sultana!

Regional Natural Park: Tel: +33 (0)4 95 51 79 10
Zonza Information Centre: Tel: +33 (0)4 95 78 56 33
Ste lucie de Tallano Information centre: +33 (0)4 95 21 54 71
Serra di Ferro Town hall: +33 (0)4 95 740 212 open all year.

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The Sartenais Valinco Taravo is a unique area.
What makes it stand out is the beauty seascapes, the nearby mountains covered in greenery, where picturesque villages nestle, its rich and tumultuous past and numerous remains!

We offer

  • A Prehistory and Archaeology discovery trail, with visit of the Sartène (Tel: +33 (0)4 95 77 01 09) and Alta Rocca museums, a walk in the natural archaeological sites of Cauria, Palagghiu, and Cucuruzzu, visit of the Filitosa site.
  • Medieval trail, with a stroll through Sartène, "the most Corsican of Corsican towns", Grossa, small 16th century village, Fozzano and its Colomba tower, Mérimée's famed heroine, Petreto Bicchisano and the remains of the Pieve Church, built between the 11th and 12th century, Ometo and the Santa Maria Romanesque church and the Belvedere... All these places are under half an hour away from Propriano and are a pleasant alternative to the beach!
  • Genoese trail, with walk to the Genoese Bridge over the Rizzanese. Visiting the Campomoro, Senetosa, Capu Neru, and Capu di Muro towers is worth the trek and it is an opportunity to enjoy a magical walk and unique moments! Go full south to Bonifacio and visit the beautiful fortress, 1h away from Propriano only!
  • A trip that evokes the infighting and barbarian invasions of the 16th century: Arbellara and its square tower, Foce Bilzese and the Castello di Barici, a high point of la Rocca history for three centuries, Sainte Marie Figaniella and its beautiful church where the population took refuge from the Saracens.
  • A visit of Baroque churches: Saint Sauveur in Viggianello, Sant’Alparti in Calvese and, if you can the Ajaccio Cathedral and the Fesch Museum that shelters one of the most beautiful collections of Italian paintings in the world from the 15th and 16th century!
  • The path of perched villages: for an hour, you will enjoy a 360° view of the Gulf of Valinco, the Porto Pollo tower and that of Campomoro!!
  • Bathe in the warm thermal waters of Caldane, on the road to Sainte Lucie de Tallano or in Baracci!
  • Discover authentic flavours: in the Terra Cotta restaurant in Propriano (+33 (0)4 95 742 380), the U Fiumicicoli vines, route de sainte Lucie de Tallano, Sant’Armettu, route de Baracci (+33 (0)4 95 762 447)