The leisure

The leisure - Riva Bella Thalasso in Corsica

At Riva Bella, we cater to your rhythm and desires...

At Riva Bella Thalasso in Corsica, we focus on relaxation, nature and authenticity. No events or mini-club, we provide the right balance between leisure activities and easy living.

Swimming, walks, volleyball, ping-pong, aqua-aerobics, tennis half-court, yoga, rest, Seawater Spa... At Riva Bella, we cater to your rhythm and desires...

Between its sea and mountains, Corsica is a fascinating region. Here are a few places to discover near Riva Bella:

Markets

Ghisonaccia : every Wednesday, local producers present the region's fresh fruit and vegetables

Migliacciaru : every Saturday morning, local producers present the region's fresh fruit and vegetables

Solenzara : every Wednesday morning, clothes, bric-a-brac and local products

Bravone : every Thursday morning, fresh products, local specialities and crafts

Discover Corsica's flora and fauna

Botanical trail at San Giovanni di Moriani
3 hours of walking through Corsica's typical wild flora and forest, a beautiful village to be discovered with its four chapels and two hamlets, as well as approximately 50 plant species to be observed (descriptions, properties, uses).

Ornithological trail at San Nicolao
A pleasant walk on a marked circuit, winding through the wilderness in which you can observe approximately 30 species of wild birds typical of the Corsican fauna. This is also an opportunity to discover Corsica's architectural heritage: old village hamlets, its church, fountain and Genoese bridge, characteristic of rural Corsica.

More information : www.castagniccia-maremonti.com

Museums

Departmental museum of Archaeology Jérôme Carcopino in Aleria
Vestiges from the Antique city (forum, weaponry, jewellery, ceramics, etc.) and archaeological site open for visit. Come and learn about Aléria's history and heritage as the Roman capital of Corsica.
04 95 57 00 92 • www.haute-corse.fr

Museum of Corsica - Regional Anthropology museum
La Citadelle - 20250 CORTE
04 95 45 25 45 • www.musee-corse.com

DECEC museum of ethnography at Cervione
Collection of everyday objects, tools, explanation of ancient methods, cultures and lifestyles, retracing Corsican history from the Antiquity to today.
04 95 38 12 83 • www.adecec.com

Mnemosina museum in the village of Prunelli-di-Fium’Orbu
Community museum that immerses us in the history of Fium'Orbu from prehistoric times to today.
04 95 56 73 67 • www.musee-mnemosina.sitew.com

Sports and the outdoors

The donkey farm in Cervione
Initiation and walks on donkey-back for adults and children over 3. Walks and hiking-bathing trips with picnic and bathing in the natural pools and streams, an original and authentic way of visiting Corsica's surroundings and secret locations.
06 17 94 95 60 • www.ecoledesanes.com

Castagniccia Mare e Monti mountain biking
The Castagniccia Mare e Monti mountain biking site was awarded a quality label by the French Federation. 177 km of tracks for discovering Corsica's forests, rivers and sumptuous panoramas. Trails and loops for all levels in Costa Verde, Casinca and Castagniccia.
Discover the mountain biking circuits

Costa Verde Sports Nature et Découvertes at Moriani
Walks, horseback riding, scuba diving, canyoning, unparalleled activities and "tailored" outings. Accompanied by State-certified guides and monitors.
04 95 38 41 09 • www.costaverde-decouverte.com

Solenzara Forest Parc
Walks, horseback riding, scuba diving, canyoning, unparalleled activities and "tailored" outings. Accompanied by State-certified guides and monitors.
06 22 94 48 94 • www.forestparc-corse.com

Walking and hiking

Corsica is hiking heaven. A varying and wild environment where each valley forms an entirely new landscape. Marked trails cross through forests and rivers. Often formed from restored ancient pathways, hikers encounter waterfalls, fountains, hamlets, Genoese bridges or chapels and authentic heritage in well-preserved nature.

Whether hiking, taking a family stroll or for more energetic walks, there are hiking trails to suit all levels. Here is a selection of circuits to try with their itineraries and difficulty levels.

Costa Verde hiking trails

Costa Serena hiking trails