8 days and 7 nights
Durée
3
Niveau
Porto
Lieux
From 14
Age
June to October
Saison

This program brings you to two of most famous landscapes of Corsica : the Gulf of Porto and the Corte region, at the heart of the island of Beauty.

Piana and Scandola are the jewels of the Gulf, preserved and protected, they offer spectacular views  on red sculpted rocks, crystal water and Genoese towers.

Corte is the spiritual capital of Corsica, in the middle of the mountains. Restonica and Tavignano gorges, carved in the granite, propose fantastic hikes and it is hard not to make a break in the numerous natural pools along the trail.

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From 6 persons
1 195 €
From 10 persons 1 039 €
From 15 persons 945 €
Included Trip organization and reservations
Professional guide (French : Accompagnateur moyenne Montagne), 15 persons maximum per group
Minibus transfers
Boat trip in the Scandola Reserve
6 days of hikes
2-star hotel and half-board from D2 to D7 10AM
Security gear
Les assurances en responsabilité civile
Picnics from D2 to D7
Professional civil liability insurances
Not included
Lunch and dinner on Day 1 and 8
Transportation to the meeting point*
Extra cost for a single room
Personal snacks and drinks
Extra drinks at the bars and restaurants
Personal civil liability insurances
Cancellation insurance
Everything that is not indicated in «what the price includes »*we can organize your flight and your transfer to the meeting point

You will like

  • The hikes between the sea and the mountains in the maquis
  • The beauty of the views overlooking the gulf of Porto
  • The boat to the natural reserve of Scandola
  • The Gorges of Restonica and Tavignano
  • The views to the highest summits of the island
  • The ancient villages and the local food
1

Day 1 « Welcome in Corsica »

We welcome you in Ajaccio in the afternoon. Depending on your arrival time, we might be able to visit the little village of Cargese. Otherwise we’ll head directly to our hotel in the Gulf of Porto on the coastal road. First pictures ! Transfer 1.5 hours.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)

2

Day 2 Capu d’Ortu and Calanques of Piana

Transfert en bus pour les Calanches de Piana : 12 km / 20 minutes

Short transfer to the village of Piana (20 minutes) and hike towards the Capu d’Ortu and the Bocca di Piazza. The views on the Gulf of Porto and the Calanques are magnificent. Optional : Capu Rossu (easier walk).

Walking duration : 5 hours /  13 km, elevation : 750 m.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)

3

Day 3 Capu San Petru

Transfer to the village of Ota : 8 km / 15 minutes. The trail « Tra mare e monti » is overlooking the gulf of Porto. It leads to Capu San Petru, a fabulous  rocky  belvedere. Durng our descent to Ota, we’ll see the houses of the shepherds.

Walking duration : 5 hours /  13 km, elevation : 750 m.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)

4

Day 4 The Natural Reserve of Scandola

We embark on a small boat to visit the reserve, which is not accessible by car. The boat will stop us in Girolata, a beautiful fishermen’s village. Return by « the trail of the postman », a lovely hike and stunning views.
Walking duration : 4 hours /  8 km, elevation: 400 m

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)

5

Day 5 Aïtone and the Spelunca gorges

Bus transfer to Evisa : 23 km / 40 minutes

Hiking : Evisa is a picturesque hill village, surrounded by the Aitone Forest and mountains. We will walk 2 hours among the old Laricio pines and chestnut trees, near a beautiful river, natural pools and on a Genoese arched bridge.  In option : Gorges of Spelunca.

Walking duration : 5.5 hours/ 15 km, elevation : 500 m

Transfer from Evisa to Corte : 60 km / 1h35

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Corte

6

Day 6 Corte and the Restonica gorges

Bus transfer to the Gorges of Restonica : 12 km / 20 minutes

The road is magnificent, surrounded by giant cliffs and above the river. The hike reaches the famous lakes of Melo and Capitello, sources of the river Restonica and maybe to the breach of Capitello, highest point of the trip 2100m. You will admire the highest summits of Corsica : Monte Rotondo and Monte Cinto.
Walking duration:  5 hours / 9 km, elevation: 800 m.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Corte

7

Day 7 Gorges of Tavignano and Alzo Plateau

Bus transfer to the Gorges : 8 km / 15 minutes

The Gorges are an impressive valley cut into the various rocks of this part of the island and leads up to the high planes of Lac de Nino and the Alzo plateau at 1650 mètres of altitude. The best thing about Tavignano is that it is very narrow, thus it is wild and with no road.

Walking duration : 6.5 hours / 18 km, elevation: 850 m

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Corte

8

Day 8 Vizzavona road and Ajaccio

Bus transfer to Ajaccio : 80 km / 1h40

For the last day we’ll use the nice road to the Vizzavona  pass and maybe we’ll have time to visit the « Waterfall of the English» (1h15mn walk, 4 km). Around noon, depending on your departure flight, we should be at the airport of Ajaccio, end of trip !

Please note: the order of the hikes can be re-arranged by the guide depending on weather conditions. Cultural visits can replace the hikes in the worst cases.

Attention : L’ordre des journées de randonnées peut être modifié par l’accompagnateur en fonction de la fréquentation, des éventuelles modifications d’horaires ferroviaires ou de la météo.

From 7 persons, you choose the date!

From 6 persons the trip is confirmed!

Rates / person / double room / adult

May, June, September and October 1 039 €

  • Decreasing rates: 6 / 10/  15 persons
    •  1195 € / 1039 € / 945  €
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