Le Sagone, heavenly campsite on the Île de Beauté
A 4-star campsite, Le Sagone nestles 40 minutes from the ports of Ajaccio and Porto. It is one of the main starting points to discover the Calanches de Piana (famous red-rock formations) and the Réserve de Scandola (a nature reserve) designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also to see the Forête d’Aitone (the Aitone Forest) and its natural swimming pools. From the campsite, you can also visit the Lac de Creno (a natural lake) and the Vergio pass where the famous GR20 mountain trek runs. Located 1.2 kilometres from the seaside and its magnificent fine sandy beaches, on the Route de Vico (the famous Vico road) this establishment is one of the most luxurious open-air hotels on the Île de Beauté. It is perfectly integrated into a 25-hectare estate extensively dedicated to the cultivation of olive and citrus fruit trees.
Ours is a 4-hectare campsite 2 kilometres from the beach.
The Le Sagone campsite is established in an estate which is magnificently wooded and verdant, which is located in Sagone. This is a charming seaside resort with a human dimension belonging to the region Les Deux Sorru, on the western side of Corsica. The small port town of Porto and the port city of Ajaccio are located respectively 40 kilometres to the north and the south of the campsite. When disembarking from the boats, it will thus only take holidaymakers an hour arrive in Sagone.
Attractively flowered and superbly maintained, the 4 hectares form a genuine mini-paradise. The latter is planted with native trees shading a substantial proportion of the campsite plots, intended to accommodate caravans, tents and campers, as well as plots occupied by several ranges of mobile homes and canvas bungalows.
A delightful water course runs by the Le Sagone campsite, which flows into the Mediterranean 2 kilometres from the campsite. At the mouth of this river is the magnificent fine sandy beach of Sagone, as well as several shops, bars and restaurants.
On-site, holidaymakers can also take advantage of the various services on this top-of-the-range establishment in Southern Corsica. The latter include a restaurant “La Palmeraie”, a snack bar/takeaway, a bar, a launderette, a free shuttle bus to the beach in July and August and other similar facilities. Note that there is a hypermarket in the immediate vicinity of the campsite. By prior appointment, holidaymakers who wish to can also have a massage, as well as enjoying beauty treatments.
Unsurpassed sports and leisure facilities
On the Île de Beauté, campsites able to offer as many facilities as Le Sagone are rare. Indeed the latter has a multitude of facilities, whether intended for sports or leisure, made available to holidaymakers so that they can have fun and amuse themselves Amongst these facilities, there is, of course, a lovely aquatic park.
The latter is made up of several swimming pools, one of which is indoor and heated from when the campsite opens in mid-May. Before the high season, holidaymakers are thus assured of enjoying a minimum water temperature of 28°C. A second outdoor pool is heated from mid-May to the end of June and from September until the campsite closes for the season. Lastly, the Le Sagone aquatic park also has a children’s paddling pool. Moreover note that holidaymakers can take advantage of aquaerobics classes or alternatively water fitness classes throughout the campsite’s annual opening period.
During the campsite season, a giant inflatable slide which is 20 metres long and 7 metres high, as well as an inflatable course, is set out around the aquatic park. The facilities never fail to please youngsters from 12 years and upwards.
As regards sports facilities, the campsite has a grass field of the requisite standard, which is equipped for playing football, rugby, and even volleyball. Such sports facilities include a badminton court, an area for playing boules, tennis courts, table tennis, and even ten bays for practising golf. Note that a gym of 160 m² equipped with 22 pieces of cardio-fitness and body-building equipment is available to holidaymakers, as well as a dance and gymnastics hall extending over an area of 150 m². In the latter zumba, fitness, yoga, aikido, dance classes, and other similar sessions, are offered to holidaymakers throughout the season.
Moreover for the most adventurous, Le Sagone has a fitness trail which is 4 kilometres long meandering through an olive grove, with a total of 23 obstacles. Plenty to do by way of physical training even, during the holidays!
Holidays by the Gulf of Sagone
At the Le Sagone campsite, children and teenagers, who wish to do so, can also join one of the campsite mini-clubs to amuse themselves. Open during the summer season, the children’s club and the teenager’s club offer a multitude of activities for youngsters, as well as trips out and excursions for older children (canyoning, a snorkelling tour and other activities).
A baby club is also open to youngsters aged 18 months to 4 years, and recreational activities especially tailored to their young age are offered. Note that there is the opportunity for day-care at Le Sagone, with the lunchtime meal as an additional cost. This thus enables parents who wish to to take advantage of an entire day free of children, either to rest or go out on excursions.
During the summer, the team of activity leaders at Le Sagone make every effort to amuse young and older children with activities and entertainment organised throughout the day.
In 2017, a new facility awaits children aged 4 to 11 at the Le Sagone campsite. There is a secure adventure park, an acrobatic course, a giant trampoline and a rope bridge! Plenty for kids who love to experience both thrills and amusement. Note that there are other games spread out across the campsite.
Lastly, when staying at this establishment, holidaymakers can go out to discover the Gulf of Sagone and the wonders which the region has to offer. From Les Calanques de Piana (Corsican calanques) in Cargèse La Grecque, and the inland gorges, to the natural swimming pools of the Aitone Forest, the latter are as numerous as they are varied! The campsite is ideally situated so that holidaymakers can go from La Balagne to Bonifacio and from Corte to Porto Vecchio on day excursions. Moreover, various partnerships with local tourism players have been established by the Le Sagone campsite. This enables those who wish to participate in activities such as diving, horse-riding, walking and other activities to do so.