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There is a season for everyone on Corsica - read on to discover the perfect time of year to discover this beautiful island.

As far as the weather is concerned, the only danger months for rain are from around the middle of November to early March. As the island is made up of a series of micro-climates though, this is certainly not set in stone. As a mountainous island, Corsica’s temperatures are dependent on various geographical factors, such as position and altitude. Spring is a gorgeous time to visit as the island explodes into life in a cascade of the beautiful and fragrant wild flowers, conversely, autumn is a mellow season where the island is quieter but no less beautiful. Whatever the season, Corsica’s varying landscapes offer endless possibilities for visitors young and old.

Corsica is famous for its colourful festivals, and the first of these takes place in the spring. From the beginning of the Easter break, the resorts by the sea begin to come to life, and this is a great time of year to take advantage of the huge range of outdoor activities offered by the island, particularly water sports.

Summer is the time of year when the island is at its busiest. As you might expect, everything that you could wish for in a summer holiday is on offer, with the added bonus f guaranteed good weather. Although temperatures can soar, Corsica is blessed with a constant and delightfully cooling sea, so you needn’t worry about becoming overheated.

Most of the accommodation, shops and restaurants remain open throughout the autumn months. This a lovely time on the island, quitter than the height of summer, but the seas have not yet cooled, so you can still expect to spend a good deal of time in the water. If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the school holidays, this is the ideal time to book your stay.

For those seeking good skiing, Corsica is a fantastic location. The island has a number of challenging runs that are situated along the length of the iconic GR 20 walking path, a plethora of idyllically situated small resorts that offer excellent access to the slopes, plus some great snow shoe routes. Nearer the coastline, the walking routes stay open throughout the year, and there are some really great paths with stunning views. Used to catering to the many walkers that return to the island year after year, the main town remain vibrant in the colder months, making the island an ideal winter destination.

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