From wingfoiling to desert hiking: why Corsica is France’s adventure capital

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Richard Mellor

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The island has more to it than just blissed-out beaches – adrenaline lovers will find a playground of activities from kiteboarding and kayaking to rock climbing

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Wingfoiling
Wingfoiling is basically windsurfing with a hydrofoil: grabbing a two-handed wing and riding a paddleboard elevated about 90cm above the water. It takes some practice, which explains why Balistra beach represents a savvy place to learn. For, on this undeveloped white-sand wonder between Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio – its rutted, 1.2 mile access track thankfully precluding crowds – novice lessons begin on a large, calm lagoon. You then progress to the sea, and can rent equipment when ready to fly solo.

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