Car & Van Hire in Calvi

Enterprise car hire locations in Calvi

Welcome to the beautiful island of Corsica, where you can find the stunning city of Calvi. To reach Calvi, fly into Calvi-Sainte-Catherine Airport, which is a little over 7 km southeast of the city centre. Alternatively, you can catch a train from major cities on the island or arrive by ferry from mainland France or Italy. Car hire in Calvi is a breeze, with an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch located conveniently at the airport.

What to do and see in Calvi

Calvi, a picturesque city on the northwest coast of Corsica, offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture. Start your exploration at the historic Calvi Citadel, which overlooks the city and provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. Wander through the narrow streets, admire the charming houses and learn about the city's history at the Maison de Christophe Colomb.

The city's marina is a must-visit destination, where you can stroll along the waterfront and take in the views of luxury yachts, traditional fishing boats and colourful buildings. For a taste of local Corsican culture, visit the daily market held at Place d'Armes, where you can sample local delicacies, such as charcuterie, cheese and honey.

Be sure to indulge in Calvi's thriving culinary scene, which showcases a unique blend of French and Italian influences. Savour the flavours of Corsican cuisine at various eateries throughout the city, offering everything from local seafood dishes to traditional Corsican specialities. Don't miss the chance to try local wines and liqueurs, such as the renowned Muscat wine and chestnut liqueur.

Calvi is blessed with stunning beaches, including the expansive Calvi Beach, which stretches over 6 km along the city's coastline. The crystal-clear waters and soft sands provide the perfect setting for a day of relaxation, sunbathing or water sports such as windsurfing, paddleboarding and snorkelling. For a more secluded beach experience, take a short drive to Plage de l'Alga or Plage de la Revellata.

The city and its surrounding area offer numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike or bike through the scenic Balagne region, with its lush valleys, picturesque hilltop villages and stunning coastal views. The region is also home to the GR20, one of Europe's most challenging long-distance hiking trails, which traverses Corsica from north to south.

Calvi hosts several festivals throughout the year, attracting both local and international visitors. The Calvi Jazz Festival features performances by renowned jazz artists from around the world. Another popular event is the Calvi on the Rocks festival, which showcases electronic and indie music acts in a spectacular beachside setting. Those interested in these events should check the calendar before visiting.

For those travelling with children, Calvi offers plenty of family-friendly activities. Visit the Calvi Aventure amusement park for a day of fun and excitement, or take a ride on the charming Petit Train de Calvi, which offers a scenic tour of the city and its surroundings. Explore the underwater world at the nearby Galeria Aquarium, home to a diverse collection of Mediterranean marine life. Be sure to check opening times before travelling. These attractions can be subject to external factors, such as Calvi Adventure amusement park being closed during the 2023 season due to tree damage.

Driving in Calvi

Corsica's roads can be narrow and winding, especially in the mountains and rural areas. Exercise caution and patience, particularly around tight corners and when encountering local traffic, such as farm vehicles or livestock. This is especially the case if you are travelling in a larger group and have opted for van hire in Calvi. It's essential to be aware of local driving customs, as Corsican drivers can sometimes be assertive or drive at high speeds. However, don't let this discourage you; driving in Calvi and Corsica is a rewarding experience, offering unparalleled scenic views and access to remote locations.

When navigating Calvi's city centre, be prepared for narrow streets, limited parking and pedestrian zones. It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the city's layout and parking options before setting out. There are several paid parking lots available throughout the city, as well as free parking options, such as the public car park near Calvi Beach. Always pay attention to posted signs, as parking restrictions may apply during certain hours or days. Calvi is very much the picture of a historic European town, with narrow streets and pedestrian-only zones. Be prepared to park on the outskirts of Calvi and proceed on foot when exploring the town itself.

While driving in Calvi, it's crucial to adhere to local speed limits, which are 50 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h on regional roads and 110 km/h on dual carriageways. This differs slightly from mainland France, where there is an additional limit of 130 km/h on motorways. Corsica has a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Corsica is known for its winding coastal roads, which offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Take a leisurely drive along the Route des Artisans, a scenic route that connects Calvi with the picturesque villages of the Balagne region. This route offers a fantastic opportunity to discover local artisans and their crafts, as well as enjoy panoramic views of the sea and lush countryside.

Car and van hire in France with Enterprise

Enterprise France offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Calvi

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Calvi

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Calvi, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.