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Mare e Monti South

7 days / 6 nights
Corsica - Independent walking
Without guide - Comfort - Luggage transfer

price from 670 €

This fantastic itinerary will take you from Porticcio to the Gulf of Propriano and offer stunning views over the coastline and Corsica’s majestic mountains. The best time to travel being spring and autumn.

Your day by day program

1
Ajaccio

Arrival in ajaccio and night in a 2* hotel in city centre.

2
From Porticcio to Bisinao

Morning transfer to the start of the walk. Starting from the little seaside town of Porticcio, today’s walk will lead you to go deep into the woods and maquis shrubland, and walk along crests before reaching Bisinao. The panoramic views over the Gulf of Ajaccio are splendid!

Dinner and night in Bisinao.

Walking: 5 hours.
Height gain: +850m.
Height loss: -340m.

3
From Bisinao to Coti Chiavari

You will continue to walk southwards along crests and then stop near large boulders. There, you will get stunning views over the coastline. Next, you will walk along the forest of Coti Chiavari and reach an old prison, hidden amidst eucalyptus trees.

Dinner and night in Coti Chiavari.

Walking: 5h30.
Height gain: +311m.
Height loss: -451m.

4
From Coti Chiavari to Porto Pollo

Right from the beginning of today's walk, you will see Capu di Muru, its Genoese towers and crystal-clear turquoise waters. After climbing uphill for a little while, you will be able to enjoy great panoramic views over the Gulf of Valinco. You will then walk to a beach, where you will be able to enjoy swimming in calm and clear waters before reaching the seaside village of Porto Pollo, which offers a great variety of optional activities.

Dinner at your own expense. Night in Porto Pollo.

Walking: 4h45.
Height gain: +177m.
Height loss: -525m.

5
From Porto Pollo to Olmeto

After walking alongside the Taravo River, the trail winds up the mountainside, shaded with olive and oak trees. Next, you will hike to the shepherds’ huts of Bocca di a Copia before reaching the village of Olmeto.

Dinner and night in Olmeto.

Walking: 5 hours.
Height gain: +620m.
Height loss: -395m.

6
From Olmeto to Burgo

While making your way through olive groves, you will come to a stream, which you will need to cross in order to continue hiking through maquis shrubland and walk along a path shaded by leafy oak trees. You will soon reach the hamlet of Maratu and Burgo, the last stage of the Mare e Monti South. From the balcony of your hotel, you’ll enjoy the glorious scenic views of the sun setting over the Gulf.

7
Burgo or Propriano

Transfer to Propriano after breakfast. Your trip ends here.

Departure board

Every day from April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Ajaccio.
End
  • Propriano.
Accommodation
  • Nights in bedrooms for two or three people.
Number of people
  • From 2.
Level of difficulty
  • You will need to be in good physical condition. Walking: 4-5 hours a day on well-marked paths.
Carrying
  • Luggage transfers by vehicle. You only need to take your day bag with you (for cameras, picnics, water etc.).
Options
  • Map of Corsica (1:25000) : 52€
  • Trip without luggage transfers : -180€
Included
  • Accommodation,6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, luggage transfers, maps and route notes, local assistance.
Not included
  • Picnic lunches, dinner on day 3, insurance, visits of tourist sites, transfers to the meeting point and from the point of dispersal.

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