Coastal walking in Corsica
Coastal walking in Corsica
Coastal walking in Corsica

Coastal walking in Corsica

6-day guided walk from Marignana to the Scandola nature reserve

  • The Gulf of Porto and the regional Nature Park of Corsica
  • Overnight stays in charming traditional villages
  • State-certified mountain guide
  • Many swimming opportunities in mountain rivers
  • Full board with picnics

Hike along the west coast of Corsica: From Girolata via the Spelunca gorges to the Gulf of Porto, follow your guide on an original tour and discover a unique and magnificent island.

Follow one of the most beautiful and popular routes accross the regional natural park of Corsica: coastal paths, forests and maquis, stunning sea and mountains views... During this guided tour, you will also get to discover the traditional Corsican villages, architecture, culture and traditions.

Price from 805,- €

Coastal walking in Corsica

Guided tour, 6 days

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ajaccio - Marignana

Meeting at the Ajaccio bus station at 3pm. Departure for Marignana, and overnight stay in the village.

Day 2: Hiking on the ridges

From Marignana, crossing of the valley following routes once used by shepherds. Beautiful climb on the ridges and return to Marignana.

Duration: 5 h - Distance: 13 km - Difference in altitude: + 580 m / - 580 m

Day 3: Marignana - Ota

From Marignana, hike towards the abandoned village of Tassu to reach Evisa. The path follows the Spelunca gorges punctuated by traditional bridges built by the Genoese . Night in Ota.

Duration : 5 h - Distance : 12 km - Difference in altitude : + 260 m / - 650 m

Day 4: Hike in the Lonca Valley

Discover the wild valley of Lonca by following ancient transhumance routes. Enjoy a swim in the river before heading to Ota for an overnight stay.

Duration: 4 h 30 - Distance: 9 km - Difference in altitude: + 750 m / - 750 m

Day 5 : Curzu - Girolata

Transfer to the village of Curzu. Hike to the Col de la Croix, offering an extraordinary view of the Gulf of Girolata and Porto. The hike leads to the beach of Tuara and the small fishing village of Girolata.

Duration : 5 h 30 - Distance : 10 km - Difference in altitude : + 720 m / - 960 m

Day 6 : Girolata - Ajaccio

For the last day, crossing of the maquis to reach Bocca di Fuata. Hike on the crests, with a beautiful panorama on the gulf of Girolata. Descent to the Palmarella pass and transfer to Ajaccio (6pm).

Duration : 4 h - Distance : 8 km - Difference in altitude : + 630 m / - 250 m

Nota bene : For your safety or if the circumstances require it, the guide may have to modify the itinerary and/or the organisation of the trip.

Travel dates

  • May 22nd, 22 – May 27th, 22
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  • May 29th, 22 – Jun 03rd, 22
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  • Jun 26th, 22 – Jul 01st, 22
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  • Jul 03rd, 22 – Jul 08th, 22
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  • Jul 10th, 22 – Jul 15th, 22
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  • Jul 31st, 22 – Aug 05th, 22
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  • Aug 07th, 22 – Aug 12th, 22
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  • Aug 14th, 22 – Aug 19th, 22
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  • Aug 21st, 22 – Aug 26th, 22
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  • Aug 28th, 22 – Sep 02nd, 22
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  • Sep 04th, 22 – Sep 09th, 22
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  • Sep 11th, 22 – Sep 16th, 22
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  • Sep 18th, 22 – Sep 23rd, 22
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  • Sep 25th, 22 – Sep 30th, 22
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  • Oct 02nd, 22 – Oct 07th, 22
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  • Oct 09th, 22 – Oct 14th, 22
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Indicated price per person in a stopover gîte

Our journey starts and ends at the bus station in Ajaccio.
Participants are asked to organize transport to and from Ajaccio themselves. You may extend your stay in Corsica if you wish.

Services

Price includes :

5 nights in stopover gites with full board, state-certified mountain guide, luggage transport, transfers according to the programme, tourist tax.

Minimum number of participants

Departure guaranteed from 5 participants (max. 14 participants).
Not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Cancellation deadline by the tour operator: 21 days before the start date of the trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation: Overnight stays in stopover gites (dormitory of 4 to 6 people with shared bathroom). No single room available.
Please bring your own sleeping bag. Beware of bed bugs.

Meals: picnics prepared by the guide, snacks, breakfasts and dinners taken in the accommodation (local products). Wine and drinks not included.

Level: Medium

Stages of 4 to 5.3 hours per day (8-13 km) on rocky terrain with some steep climbs. A good physical condition is required.

Luggage transport from one accommodation to another, you will only carry your personal belongings and your picnic (except for the overnight stay in Girolata).

Transport to destination

Recommendation: arrival by ferry at the port of Ajaccio and by bus to the bus station in Ajaccio.

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