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Located in the north-east of the French island of Corsica, Bastia is a gem and a wonderful starting point to explore Corsica. Unspoilt by tourists, visiting Bastia gives you the chance to experience authentic rural France.
The airport is situated 20km away, so hiring a car is the best way to get to the town. Visit us at the airport for a convenient way to rent a car in Bastia, and you'll soon be on your way to exploring the city.
Sandwiched between the sea and the mountains, Bastia is a unique experience. Soak in the architecture, enjoy the sights of the old port, and don't forget to try Bastia's famous wines.
A trip to Bastia is not complete without a visit to the ‘Vieux Port' – old port – where you can enjoy the picturesque views or settle down in one of the many buzzing brasseries for a glass of wine and some local cuisine. Take a walk through the charming ‘Jardin Romieu', or travel the city to find the many rustic chapels and citadels which punctuate the landscape here.
If you hire a car in Bastia, you'll be able to visit the nearby village of Cardo, host to some of the most spectacular views of the region and just 5 minutes' drive from the city centre. The Lake Biguglia Nature Reserve is an excellent day trip as well, home to aquatic birds and fauna that will delight tourists of all ages. Just be careful in the city centre, as traffic can be hectic.
For those looking for a bit of relaxation, rent a car and drive north of the town to one of the rustic pebble beaches. If you're more of an adventurous holiday-maker, head in the opposite direction to the Plage de L'Arinella where you can join in with some sailing.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.