Rent a car in Calvi with Europcar
Calvi is a port town that brings the glamour of Cannes to the island of Corsica. Located north of Ajaccio, the sweeping bay is lined with chic cafés and restaurants - a great place to watch the majestic yachts coming and going in the harbour. Calvi is one of the most popular tourist spots on Corsica, but is also a great base for exploring the rest of the island.
See more of this charming port and the local area with a Europcar rental. We have a range of models to suit your needs, flexible times and pick-up points - all you need to get on your way.
The Europcar car rental experience in Calvi
Europcar Calvi has two convenient locations to pick up your hire car, one near the port in the heart of town, and the other at Calvi Airport.
Europcar van hire is available from Calvi Airport station. From the Renault Trafic to the Renault Kangoo, we have whatever size you need.
Tailor-make your car hire with flexible options from Europcar. If you want to pick up a car from a Calvi station but are crossing over to Marseille by boat, you can drop off your car rental there at the end of your trip.
Driving in Calvi
In Corsica, similar to mainland France, cars drive on the right hand side of the road. Speed limit signs are displayed in kilometres per hour and signposts show distances in kilometres.
In order to rent a car in Corsica with Europcar, you need a valid EU driver’s licence.
Although the maximum speed limit on Corsica, as in France, is 90 km/h, the winding and hilly terrain and poor road conditions generally mean you will not be travelling faster than 60 km/h. Because of the variable terrain, allow for more time than usual when travelling around the island.
While the roads in Corsica have improved in recent years, be aware that some might not be in good condition, with potholes etc. Also look out for slow moving traffic, animals on the road, and scooters and motorbikes which are often popular transport choices on islands like Corsica.
There are several car parks in Calvi, with different zones for short and long stay parking.
Discover Calvi and the surrounding area by car
This chic harbour town is reminiscent of the French Riviera, with a beautiful beach overlooking the orange tones of the citadel and refined seaside bars, cafes and restaurants.
Car hire in Calvi gives you the freedom to plan your own route and discover more of the island of Corsica. Make Calvi your base and head to one of the popular tourist destinations, such as the Réserve Naturelle de Scandola, a stunning UNESCO protected coastal point; the Ile de Rousse; and Monte Cinto, the highest summit in Corsica.
On from Calvi, visit the port town of Bastia (113 kilometres away) and the inland favourite Corte (85 kilometres away).
Things to see in Calvi
Calvi is a great destination if you want a beautiful harbour setting, excellent restaurants, and one of the best beaches in Corsica. Who would say no to all that? This little port is a charming place to stay for a few days, discovering its wonders in the winding streets and crescent shaped bay.
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