A Valley of Diversity !
In the wild, romantic valley of the Furcone river in the south-east of Corsica, only a few kilometers away from some of the island s most beautiful beaches, lies the naturist camp U Furu. U Furu is a holiday location for individualists: The river with its numerous spectacular waterfalls and natural pools, the various sports and excursions available, and above all, the relaxed family atmosphere, make U Furu a place for both rest and recreation.
The river is the valley s lifeline. It runs down rocky channels and over breathtaking cliffs with waterfalls, through natural pools worn out of the bare rock, and along calmer sections, where it winds through green vegetation. At many places along the banks, trees and bushes cast a pleasant shadow most of the day.
The valley can be described in three stages: First you come to the lower part which is easily accessible. Reaching the middle part requires some easy climbing. Finally, the upper part of the river requires more of an expedition.
For all three sections, U Furu’s visitors have given names to the pools: The Eel Pool, the Mill, the Bathing Tub, the Countercurrent Pool and Kubi’s Shower are some of them.
On the right is a picture of the valley, looking from the top of the middle section towards the centre of the site. In the upper left corner you can see some of the bungalows as well as the swimming pool and the tennis court.
Corsica offers ideal holiday weather: warm to hot but hardly ever close - due to the sea climate. If it happens to rain, then it does so briefly but heavily. Persistent rain is extremely rare. The season starts in May with friendly early summer weather: The air is already warm, the sea and the river are still cool, and occasionally a shower washes the fresh green vegetation and magnificent flowers. June is said to be the most beautiful month on Corsica. Pleasantly warm, but not too hot, with long evenings. The island is still green and the rivers full of water. As the main holiday months, July and August usually offer weather without compromise: unlimited sun and the river and especially the sea are agreeably warm. .
September and October are the secret shared by Corsica insiders. The hurly-burly of high season is over, and the weather is usually stable well into October, with warm days and mild evenings. For Middle and North Europeans, it offers a prolonged summer. At this time, the delicious green and violet figs that grow in the Furcone valley are ripe.
U Furu’s Micro Climate
Thanks to laying at the feet of the mountains, in a green, wooded, valley, U Furu offers a climatic peculiarity: Clouds constantly build up above the mountain ridge, and then vanish in the sun directly above U Furu. Thereby, the heat of midsummer is slightly reduced, and a gentle breeze results.
The Name “U Furu”
The name “U Furu” (“At the oven”) is a double play on the words of the French statement “Au four et au moulin”. This expresses the impossibility of being in two places at the same time. An earlier naturist camp in the Furcone valley was called “Au Moulin” (“At the mill”). Hence the present camp was named “U Furu” (Corsican for "Au Four").
Some of Our Rules!
Nudity is welcome but not required all the time.
We decline any responsibility in the event of accidents, including those occurring at the swimming pool (which is not supervised) or on or in the river.
It is forbidden to use any vehicles on the estate from 11 pm to 8 am.
Unaccompanied men are not accepted on the site unless they carry a membership card for a naturist organisation.
Open fires (e.g. for barbecue) are strictly forbidden. On request, the grill at the restaurant can be used.
Dogs are not accepted on the site.
The tables at the swimming pool are reserved for the bar-restaurant service.
The management reserves the right to forbid entrance or to send away any person or group who disturbs life on the estate.
Corsica lies in the Mediterranean, about 120 kilometers west of the Italian “boot”, at the latitude of Rome. You can reach the island by car, bus, or train plus car ferry, or by air. The description below leads to right to U Furu’s gates.
How to get there: If you go by car, you need to travel to one of the following ferry ports: Marseille, Nizza, Savona, Genoa, La Spezia or Livorno. If possible, choose a ferry link to Bastia, because this is the easiest way to drive to Porto-Vecchio and U Furu.
The following ferry companies offer links to Corsica:
Corsica Ferries (de la France et l'Italie),
Moby Lines (de l'Italie),
Compagnie Méridionale de Navigation (du continent vers l'Ile, avec une liaison directe Marseille/Porto Vecchio)
All the ferry companies offer special tariffs and rebates for return tickets at certain times. Please consult their web sites.
By Airplane And Hired Car: Air Corsica, Air France, Easyjet, Ryanair, JetairFly, Transavia, XL Airways, Avro, FlyBaboo, Volotea
Several airlines offer flights to Corsica. Besides Air France and Nouvelles Frontieres with regular flight there are charter airlines which are better value, and usually plan their timetables from season to season At all airports you find car rental companies like Europcar, Avis and Hertz as well as some local companies. By Train If you want to go by train, you need to travel to one of the ferry ports and then use one of the car ferry services. There are no train ferries between Corsica and the mainland. On the island, there is only one train line between Bastia and Ajaccio, which also branches to Ile Rousse and Calvi. To reach U Furu, you can either hire a car, or take a bus to Porto-Vecchio, then take a taxi.
By Train If you want to go by train, you need to travel to one of the ferry ports and then use one of the car ferry services. There are no train ferries between Corsica and the mainland. On the island, there is only one train line between Bastia and Ajaccio, which also branches to Ile Rousse and Calvi. To reach U Furu, you can either hire a car, or take a bus to Porto-Vecchio, then take a taxi.
On The Island To Porto-Vecchio
If you arrive at Bastia by car, or if you rent a car at the Bastia airport (Poretta), just follow the Route Nationale 198 down the east coast, in the direction of Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio. The map on the right shows how to get to Porto-Vecchio on main roads, if you come from elsewhere on the island. If you want to get around without a car, you can use the express busses or taxis, which ply between all the larger towns. Hitch-hiking cannot be recommended on Corsica, as one usually experiences very long waiting periods. From Porto-Vecchio To U Furu To get from Porto-Vecchio to U Furu, just follow the signs at the nearby road junctions (as in the picture on the left). The map below shows the way - along with some useful landmarks
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