Sardinia to French Riviera Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
7 Day Sardinia to French Riviera Crewed Motor Yacht Charter Itinerary - Discover Porto Cervo, the Maddalena Archipelago, Bonifacio, the Girolata and Scandola Reserve, Calvi and the French Riviera
Your Crewed Motor Yacht Charter from Sardinia to the French Riviera
Chartering a luxury crewed motor yacht from Sardinia to the French Riviera offers endless amounts of natural beauty, historical sights, culture and mouthwatering cuisine making it the best summer holiday for summer 2020. You will experience the prestigious Porto Cervo and the ever-popular Bonifacio, as well as some of the most spectacular national parks in the Maddalena and Girolata. Work with your Boatbookings broker to design a bespoke yacht charter itinerary designed around your preferences. Your knowledgable yacht charter crew will then show you the hidden gems of Sardinia, Corsica and the French Riviera.
Embark your Sardinia yacht charter in the Cala di Volpe Bay and enjoy a traditional lunch on board at anchor. Sardinia is famous for fresh seafood so why not start your Italian yacht charter with the famous Spaghetti Alle Vongole and the local Vermentino white wine. You will be mesmerised by the cerulean waters surrounding the Costa Smeralda, which are ideal for water sports. Towards the end of the afternoon, make the short passage to Porto Cervo for the night. Porto Cervo is a stylish Italian destination with beautiful coastal views as well as fabulous boutiques and restaurants. Before dinner, we would highly recommend taking in the sunset at Phi Beach Club before dancing the night away at Billionaire Porto Cervo.
Enjoy the morning around the Lavezzi Islands, a collection of small granite islands and reefs in the Strait of Bonifacio that separates Corsica from Sardinia and have lunch on board at anchor. Then after a leisurely afternoon swim, head to Bonifacio, located on the southernmost point of Corsica. When you cruise along the straights of Bonifacio, it is truly magnificent, with dramatic limestone cliffs on either side, you cruise for around an hour and a half before arriving at the pretty town consisting of brasseries, bars and cafes, the perfect place to enjoy an evening ashore. We recommend dinner at Le Caravelle, many of our clients love it here!
Leave Bonifacio after breakfast and head towards Propriano, a beautiful fishing harbour in the narrowest part of the Valinco Golf in Corsica. The majority of the buildings date from the early 19th century, prior to this the area was occupied by Romans and Greeks, but having been frequently attacked by pirates in the late 18th century, little remains of early Propriano. The town is mainly one long cobbled street with luxury shops, cafes and bars in the traditional old houses, it’s a lovely place to explore. Propriano has become quite a popular area in Corsica thanks to her numerous close by beaches including Plage du Lido, a stunning white sandy beach with views over the gulf of Propriano.
Depart Propriano and head towards Girolata, possibly the most beautiful spot in the Med! Girolata is a fortified bay at the south of the Scandola Nature Reserve. The setting is spectacular, with the village perched on the peninsula and surrounded by the sea and the famous red rock mountains of this area. This bay is a wonderful place to anchor and swim ashore to the beautiful beach after enjoying lunch on board.
From the Scandola National park, you continue to head north to Calvi. Coming into port you have an incredible view of the citadel, once docked, it is definitely worth climbing up the cobbled streets for breathtaking panoramic views of your surroundings. There are some great restaurants up here as well as the voguish Chez Tao bar! Then wander around the shops through the old cobbled streets of the town. The marché de l’Orée des Pins is full of local charcuterie, grapes, cheeses and amazing pastries! The beach is a short walk from the port and they offer many water sports in this area including windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.
Leave Calvi for an overnight journey to Cannes (subject to confirmation with the crew). One of the best restaurants on the French Riviera located on Ile Marguerite is La Guérite, which is the perfect location for lunch. The menu is fantastic offering fresh Mediterranean cruising and the setting is stunning, with beautiful views of Cannes and surrounding areas. After lunch, cruise around the Baie des Milliardaires (Cap D’Antibes) before heading into Cannes Port for the night to visit the high-end boutiques and have a cocktail in one of the many bars along with Croisette. Cannes is home to many wonderful restaurants for supper such as Le Maschou found on the quaint cobbled streets of Le Suquet.