The Balagne is a great introduction to Corsica and this holiday explores this beautiful region, from the coast to the high hillside villages. Backed by mountains that dominate the coastline, the silver sand beaches are also a favourite with holiday makers and you will bathe in the perfumes, colours and contrasting landscapes that have earned the Balagne a prestigious following. Your holiday starts in the beautiful seaside town of L’Ile Rousse. Explore the town and the red island, that gives the town its name. After a couple of nights by the coast, you head to the hills, through the garden of Corsica, along old mule tracks, through pastures and olive groves, past perched villages trapped in time.