What’s the story?
We’re on the beautiful adventure island of Corsica with a group of enthusiasts led by Atlas Overland’s Peter and Jo Girling. Atlas has been coming to Corsica for 10 years, and has found the best routes, campsites, beaches and restaurants and the most picturesque scenery.
Atlas Overland is one of the UK’s busiest adventure travel companies. Experienced travellers Peter and Jo understand the need to provide good service. Most of their customers re-book year on year – always a good indication of satisfaction.
‘Our Challenge is to continually offer our valued customers new adventures, so we’ve developed our latest tours to Scandinavia and Iceland this year and we have two new destinations up our sleeve for 2016’, they say.
Our favourite bit?
What could be better than driving along a 13km (8-mile) track through rugged countryside to paradise? It’s a dream beach, with white sand and blue sea. We’ve been to some beautiful parts of Corsica, but this is the best yet.
We take the other major track through the desert from Salone to Saleccia beach, where we spend a couple of hours. This is a famous place because it was one of the locations for the 1962 film about the D-Day landings, The Longest Day. A huge cast of top film stars including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Todd, Richard Burton and Sean Connery were all here for filming.
And the verdict from LRO writer John Pearson?
It’s been another enjoyable, well-organised trip by Atlas Overland. The off-tarmac driving got better each day, building up to excellent mountain and desert tracks. The campsites have all been good, especially the beachside ones if you enjoy an invigorating dip in the ocean. Corsica gets the thumbs up from me!