Corsica (1st ed.)
Walk & Eat
John Underwood, Pat Underwood, and Noel Rochford
4.5" x 6" • 144 pages • full-color
ISBN 9781856912952 • paperback • $14.99 •
This pocket-sized guide to walking in Corsica is designed for visitors who would like to do some fairly easy walking as opposed to tackling the more difficult routes described in Landscapes of Corsica. It's ideal for high season, when strenuous routes may be too hot, or for those travelling with children.
The walks cover the entire island. But note that there is some overlapping of routes between this book and Landscapes of Corsica, so do use the "Look Inside" facility to compare coverage in the two guides.
Even "non-walkers" will appreciate the recommendations for eating out in Corsica. For each suggested restaurant there is a photograph of the décor and one of their dishes, plus sample menu, price guide, opening times and a recipe for one of their specialities.
Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival (using public transport, tourist information, shopping), local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, and a restaurant mini-vocabulary. A special feature is the emphasis on natural local foods suitable for those with food intolerances. All recipes have been made by the authors and are known to "work."
13 walks and 1 excursion (on the world-famous "Trinichellu," Corsica's narrow-gauge railway); plans of Ajaccio and Bastia; area map; large-scale (1:35,000) topo maps. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily.
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