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Villages of the Balagne

7 days / 6 nights
Corsica - Independent walking
Comfort - Luggage transfer - Mobile app

Last updated: 03/07/2024

price from 790 € per pers.

From the Mediterranean coast to the Balagne hill villages in the foothills of the highest Corsican mountains, this region offers a variety of landscapes that will take your breath away. You will walk on age old paths, village to village, each with its own history and character, perched high above plaines of olive and almond groves in this the Garden of Corsica.

Your day by day program

1
Calvi

Start of your holiday in Calvi. Calvi is a delightful Mediterranean town on a large pine backed, gently shelving sandy bay and crowned by a Genoese Citadelle. Calvi is a great place to wander around, have a drink by the harbour or explore the streets of the old town. Walk to the Notre Dame de la Serra Chapel if you want a stunning evening stroll.

Around 6 km, 2h00, +225 m, -225 m.
Night in a 3* hotel in Calvi on B&B basis.


2
La Revelatta

After breakfast, you start this first walk along the coast to the Revelatta peninsula. Walking creek to creek, in an unspoilt maquis, the turquoise waters are an invitation for a dip ! The path leads around the coast to the Revellata lighthouse, either return via the ridge or just turn around when you wish before returning to your hotel.

About 11 km, 3h30, +170 m, -170 m.
Night in a 3* hotel in Calvi on B&B basis.

3
Capu di a Veta

You start the day with a short transfer to the start of the walk before taking to the ridge for a sumblime view over the bay of Calvi and the west coast towards Scandola. This is a training route for the local Foreign Legion but don't let that put you off ! Continue on to the Austrian Cross then down to the chapel of Notre Dame de la Serra, watching over Calvi, a short downhill path will get you back to the heart of town and your hotel.

Around 12 km, 5h00, +760 m, -760 m.
Night in a 3* hotel in Calvi on B&B basis.

4
Lumio to Monticello

The day starts with a short transfer to the village of Lumio across the bay from Calvi. The walk starts from the village towards the abandonned hamlet of Occi, then you walk through a pastoral landscape, village to village towards Sant'Antonino, one of the most beautiful villages in France. After lunch, drop down to the Convent at Corbara before joining the village of Monticello, your night stop on B&B in a comfy hotel restaurant.

Around 16 km, 6h00, +720 m, -692 m.
Night in a 3* hotel in Monticello on B&B basis.

5
Monticello to Ile Rousse

Today starts with a drop down to the sea along old mule paths, you arrive at a Botanical gardens which is worth a tour. The garden is filled with Mediterranean essences and plants from much farther afield !
You finish today with a coastal path into Ile Rousse, your night stop.

Around 10 km, 4h00, +111 m, -334 m.

Night in a 3* hotel in Ile Rousse on B&B basis.

6
Les village de Balagne

Today, you leave town by train around the coast to the seaside village of Algajola, you start today's hike in the direction of the villages of Pigna and Corbara, before passing the summit of Sant Anghulu for a birdseye view before descending to Ile Rousse.

Around 14 km, 5h00, + 571 m, - 568 m.
Night in a comfortable 3* hotel in Ile Rousse on B&B basis.



7
End of your stay in Ile Rousse

Your holiday ends after breakfast, we can organise a transfer to Bastia or Calvi.

Departure board

From April to October

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Calvi
End
  • Île-Rousse
Accommodation
  • Accommodation in 3* Hotels - double or twin rooms
Number of people
  • From 2 people
Level of difficulty
  • Moderate - for thos who can walk between 4 and 6 hours on well-marked paths.
Carrying
  • Luggage is transferred point to point by vehicle. Day pack only.
Options
  • Single room supplement : 200€
  • Supplement departures July / August : 105€
  • Without bag transfers : -80€
  • Single supplement in July / August : 525€
Included
  • Accommodation in 3* Hotels
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Calvi to the start of the walk on day 3
  • Transfer from Calvi to the start of the walk on day 4
  • Route descriptions and maps on our application (a smartphone is required).
Not included
  • Insurance
  • Transfers not included in the program
  • Dinners and Lunches not included in the program
  • Site visits not included in the program
  • Les visites de sites
  • TOut ce qui n'est pas noté dans "le prix comprend"

Map

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