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Corsican forest, from Vizzavona to Corte

6 days / 5 nights
Corsica - Independent walking
Without guide - Comfort - Luggage transfer

price from 610 €

Our team has designed an exceptional 6 day walking tour, which will take you from the coastline to the heart of the island. Discover spectacular and ever-changing landscapes, meet welcoming locals and get a taste for the local cucina corsa.

Your day by day program

1
Vizzavona

Arrival in Vizzavona, a hamlet located at the heart of the island, easily accessible by train from Bastia, Calvi or Ajaccio.

Dinner and night in a hotel.

2
Walking around the col

Today’s walk will take you to the heart of the forest of Vizzavona and will enable you to discover this superb state-owned forest which provides a habitat for a great variety of plants and animals. You will also cross streams and get stunning panoramic views over the sea and Corsica’s majestic mountains. Finally, you will return to Vizzavona.

Dinner and night in Vizzavona.

Walking: 4 hours.
Height gain: +580m.
Height loss: -580m.

3
The villages of the Venacais

After a short taxi journey, you will start hiking from Venaco and walk away from this enchanting little village in order to reach a path, that will take you from one forest to another and to magnificent secret landscapes, hidden behind leafy tree branches.

Dinner and night in Santo Pietro di Venaco.

Walking: 4h30.
Height gain: +675m.
Height loss: -651m.

4
San Eliseo

Today’s walk will take you to the Chapel of San Eliseo, perched on the mountainside of the Venacais region. Many shepherds’ huts can be seen from San Eliseo and the place also offers stunning views over rugged mountain ranges.

Dinner and night in a hotel.

Walking: 5h00.

5
Corte, the historical capital of the island

Starting your walk from the village, you will take a path, amidst maquis shrublands, which goes all the way up to Corte. Goat farming abounds in this region and should lead you to some nice encounters! Your walk will then take you to the beginning of the Restonica Gorge and to Corte, which is easily recognisable with its citadel perched high on the summit of a promontory rock.

Dinner and night in Corte.

Walking : 4h30.
Height gain : +498m.
Height loss: -611m.

6
The Tavignano Gorge

You will be able to do a nice walk along the Tavignano Gorge before leaving Corte. End of stay.

Departure board

Every day from the beginning of May to the end of September.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Vizzavona.
End
  • Corte.
Accommodation
  • Nights in comfortable hotels, inns and B&Bs.
Number of people
  • From 2.
Level of difficulty
  • You will need to be in good physical condition. Walking: from 4 to 6 hours a day on well-marked paths.
Carrying
  • Luggage transfers by vehicle. Therefore, you will only need to take your day bag with you (for picnics, water and cameras etc.).
Options
Included
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners,nights in double or twin bedrooms, local assistance, information package with maps and route notes, luggage transfers, train journey from Corte to Bastia.
Not included
  • Transport options to the meeting point and from the point of dispersal, transfers which are not included in the tour, personal travel insurance, beverages, visits of tourist sites, picnic lunches, personal expenses.

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