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Corsica's Finest Walking

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

Last updated: 19/02/2024

price from 3460 € per pers.

A seven day itinerary, which takes in the stunning Corsican coastline, as well as the dramatically mountainous interior. The scenery that you will experience on your walks is different every day and is simply stunning. After each day of walking, you will return to sumptuous accommodation, selected for you at the best places to stay on Corsica. What is there not to enjoy?

Your day by day program

1
Saint Florent

You will be met at Bastia airport and then transported to your hotel that sits directly on the beautiful bay of Saint Florent on the North West coast of Corsica. Relax in this oasis of charm, visit the chic port of Saint Florent, known as the Corsican St Tropez and enjoy strolling the streets of the old town, and perhaps dine in the hotel's Gault Millau recommended restaurant tonight. Enjoy this wonderful 4* boutique hotel in Saint Florent.

2
Agriates & Mortella tower

After a delicious breakfast, you will take a thirty minute boat ride from Saint Florent towards the remote beaches of Saleccia and Lodu, the most beautiful beaches on Corsica, in the heart of the Agriates desert. From here, you will have a superb coastal walk, passing hidden coves and taking you through the wild "maquis" (Corsican scrub packed with herbs, wild asparagus and abundant with wild flowers depending upon the season). You will reach the ruins of the majestic Genoese Mortella tower, copied worldwide during the Napoleonic wars due to its defensive structure, examples are now found in North America and the UK. Continuing along the coast in the direction of Saint Florent, there are ample opportunities for a dip before arriving back at your hotel. Night in the same 4* hotel in Saint Florent.

Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes of walking
Approximately 12km
Elevation : +180 m ; -180 m

3
Towards the Balagne

Enjoy a last breakfast in Saint Florent before a private transfer takes you through the stunning wilderness known as the "Desert des Agriates" towards the heart of the Balagne region. The Balagne is a land of Olive and Almond Groves and picturesque villages backed by high mountains. You will arrive into the beautiful seaside town of Calvi, where the streets of the old town and citadel are great for a wander, or should you so wish, you can take a walk to the Notre Dame de la Serra Chapel, with it's breathtaking view over Calvi bay. Calvi is crowned by its Genoese citadel and the 5km of silver sand and pines make it the perfect Mediterranean destination.
Night in a delightful 5* hotel in Calvi.


4
Calvi - Revellata or Austrian Cross.

You have the choice of two superb walks. The first takes you along the coast to the Revellata lighthouse on a wild peninsular to the south of the town, where you can enjoy the crystal turquoise waters and stunning coastal landscapes. The second is a challenging walk that takes you to the highest point above Calvi, the Austrian Cross, an exhilarating hike with incredible panoramic views, created by the Austrians and now used by the Foreign Legion, the local parachute regiment who train frequently in the area.

The Revellata lighthouse:
Approximately 14km and 3 hours 30 minutes of walking.
Elevation: +186m, -175m.

The Austrian cross:
Approximately: 12km and 5 hours of walking.
Elevation: +700m, -700m.

Night in a 5* hotel in Calvi.

5
Corsican Railway - original and unforgettable.

Today you will discover another side of Corsica; the interior. After a transfer to Calvi train station, you will board the train that will take you through quite magnificent landscapes. From village to village, from the coast to the empty and mountainous heart of the island, you will reach Corte, the ancient capital of Corsica. A taxi will meet you at the train station and transfer you to perhaps the best Mountain hotel on the island in a beautiful riverside setting. Short walks are possible from close to the hotel into the magnificent Restonica Gorge or a taxi can be arranged to discover the historic capital of Corsica, Corte.
Night in a 4* riverside hotel in Corte.

6
Tavignano Gorge

After another delicious breakfast, you will make your way into Corte. You will discover a delightful trail into the Tavignano gorge from the Citadelle, walking this age old path, used by shepherds, your eyes will be amazed by this exciting rocky landscape that opens before you. Corsica is the mountains and this hike is a perfect taste of it. You will arrive at a bridge over the river where you can bathe in the rock pools with crystal clear waters and enjoy a picnic before returning to brooding Corte.


Approximately 11km and 4h00 of walking.
Elevation: +545m, -545m

Night in the same Boutique 4* Hotel in Corte.

7
Towards Bastia

After breakfast, a private transfer will be organised for you back to Bastia airport. Avvedecci !

Departure board

From mid-April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Bastia airport.
End
  • Bastia airport.
Accommodation
  • The most comfortable 4 and 5-star hotels within reach of each day's itinerary, each with a pool and in spectacular settings.
Number of people
  • From 2 persons.
Level of difficulty
  • Necessary to be in good shape. Two to six hours of walking per day.
Carrying
  • Your luggage is transported to your accommodation. You only need to walk with your personal daily items (camera, water, picnic etc).
Options
  • Summer supplement (July, August)  : 380€
  • Single room supplement : 2110€
Included
  • 6 nights in double or twin rooms
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Travel pack with maps and topo-guide on our app (a smartphone is required)
  • Transfers to and from the airport and between hotels
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local phone assistance available 7 days a week
Not included
  • Transport to and from Corsica.
  • Transfers not included in the programme
  • Insurance
  • Drinks and meals
  • Everything not included in the price

Map

Clients feedback

Yael. Z 04 October 2018

The trip was very well-planned according to our requests. Lodging was good to very good. The people who picked up our luggage for transfers were always extremely punctual and reliable. Our only issue had both a good and bad side. Arriving the first week in October meant that there were no crowds, less traffic, and it was easy to get into restaurants. The bad news was that many things were already closed for the season and were unavailable. One glaring example was that when we went to use our voucher for a boat transfer in St. Florent the water taxi had closed for the season. With great persistence and very little French we were able to arrange for a private boat to take us. Although we made sure that everything went as planned, I think it's important for others planning a trip at that time to know that it is definitely post-season and they should know in advance that many places will be closed...

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