12 days and 11 nights
Durée
3
Niveau
Corsica
Lieux
From 12
Age
March to November
Saison

Corsica, the island of Beauty! It is very hard to choose which area to visit when you organize your trip to Corsica… unless you select this Grand Tour during which you will see all the most spectacular regions of Corsica in 11 days, by foot, on the road or in a boat: Cape Corse, Ajaccio, Porto on the West, Bonifacio in the South, Corte and Bavella in the Center of the island…

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From 6 persons 1895 €
From 10 persons 1680 €
From 15 persons 1590 €
Included Trip organization and reservations
Professional guide (French : Accompagnateur moyenne Montagne), 15 persons maximum per group
Bus transport with fuel costs and parking,
A local touristic guide for Corte and Patrimonio
Tickets for the archaelogical sites of Cucuruzzu and  Capula
Boat trip to the beach of Le bateau pour la plage du Lotu (D2, hiking)
Boat trip in Cape Corse (D3, excursion),
Boat trip in the Reserve of the Scandola
11 hiking days or 11 days of tourism
10 days of tourism
Security gear
Professional civil liability insurances
Picnics from D2 to D11 (hiking)
Picnics from D2 to D11 (excursion)
Half-board in 2-star hotels
Not included Transportation to the meeting point*
Lunch of D1 and D12 for hiker
Lunch of D1, D7 and D12 for tripper
Wine at the restaurant
Personal drinks
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

  • Boat trips in the natural reserves
  • Experienced guide
  • Bus transfers
  • 2-star hotels with pool or beach
  • Local food at the restaurants
  • Ancient villages and panoramic views

 

1

Day 01 Ajaccio and Cargese

We welcome you at the airport and we organize the transfer to the hotel in Porto
Bus transfer to  Porto with a stop in Ajaccio and Cargese
We reach Ajaccio for a visit and free time in the old town (1h30). Lunch : free
After an hour of road, we visit Cargese, a small village created by Greeks … in 1676! 1 hour of easy walk in the nature and history.
40 minutes of a magnificent road are necessary to reach our final destination Porto.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)
Lunch : not included (restaurant in Ajaccio)

2

Day 02 The Natural Reserve of Scandola

Hiking : 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

Excursion: in the morning, boat trip  to discover the gulf with the calanques of Piana and Capo Rosso, thereserve of Scandola and the village of Girolata.
In the afternoon, 1.5 hours of visit of Porto. Option aquarium and museums, or free time on the beach.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)

Lunch : picnic (included)

3

Day 03 Calanques of Piana

Bus transfer to the village of Piana : 12 km / 20 minutes
Hiking : hike towards Capu Rossu and the Genoese tower of Thurgiu.  The panoramic views on the gulf of Porto and Calanques of Piana are stunning. In option, a more difficult walk : Capu d’Ortu
Walking duration : 3 hours /  8 km, elevation: 400 m.

Excursion : easy walk around the  Calanques de Piana amidst the red rocks, sculpted by the wind, the salt and the sea. Bring your camera !

Lunch : picnic (included)
Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)

4

Day 04 Aitone 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

Excursion : Discovery of the Aïtone and its Laricio pines, chestnut trees and river pools (1,5 hour, easy). Visit of the village of Evisa.
Lunch : picnic (included)
Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Porto (seaside)

5

Day 05 Calvi and Rousse Island

Bus transfer to St-Florent : 4 hours ( 125 km)

Transfer by bus from Porto to Calvi (2,5 hours) and crossing of the region known as “La Balagne”. 2 hours visit with the Citadel and meal at the restaurant (salad and platter of cold cuts)
For the afternoon :
Hiking : 2 hour hike and visit of the Village of Monticello and panoramic view of Rousse Island

Walking duration :  2 hours/ 5,5 km, elevation : 230 m

Excursion : Discovery of Tour of the island of Pietra between rock and path by the sea or walk on the Martime path on the cape of Guardiola and the cala di Olivu (1,5 hour, easy).

1 Hour bus transfer to the city of St-Florent and hotel

Lunch : Restaurant (included)
Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Saint Florent / dinner at the hotel

6

Day 06 Gulf of Saint-Florent and Agriates desert

Transfert en bus pour le Golfe de st Florent. Trajet en bus : 55 km / 1h00
Hiking : arrival by boat (20 minutes) on the beautiful sandy beach of Lotu. The Agriates desert is a wild and preserved peninsula, with sandy beaches and turquoise water, covered with dense Mediterranean maquis. The hike on the coastal path brings us back to Saint-Florent,with splendid views on the moutains and on Cape Core.
Walking duration : 5 hours, 10 km

Elevation 200 m

Excursion : Visit of Saint-Florent, the Saint-Tropez of the Northern Corsica. History, culture et tourism in the little port and discovery of the local products. In the afternon, visit of the wineyard of Propriano and wine tasting.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Saint Florent / dinner at the hotel
Lunch : picnic (included)

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Day 07 Nonza – the jewel of the Cape Corse

Hiking : Nonza is a medieval village situated on an impressive location, perched atop sheer cliffs that plunge up to 100 meters to the sea below. Our hike offers views to the unusual grey sandy beache and to Cape Corse. The visit of the village passes by the ruins of an ancient castle and the painted church of Sainte-Julie.
Walking duration: 4,5 hours/t 11 km, Elevation   500 m,  Bus transfer : 35 km

Lunch : picnic (included)

Excursion : amazing boat trip ! Cape Corse, villages and beaches
Discover the main french port for crayfish and enjoy the Apéritif and arrival in Centuri at mid-day. In the afternoon, visit of the picturesque village at the very end of the Cape Corse. A bath on a wild sandy beach is the best to end the day before coming back to Saint-Florent by boat. .
No bus transfer!
Lunch :  not included (Restaurant crayfish in option)
Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Saint Florent / dinner at the hotel

8

Day 8 Castagniccia « Mare e Monti

Bus transfer for Corte, at the heart of Corsica: 85 km / 2 hours
Hiking : Hike in the Castagniccia area, among the wild and most ancient chestnut  (castagnu in Corsican) forests of the island. Here the water flows everywhere, the contrast is huge with other regions in Corsica. We’ll reach the isolated village of Pedicroce near the source of Orezza.
Walking duration: 4 hours/10 km, Elevation : 500m.

Excursion : Visit of the villages at the heart of the chestnut forests, and visit  of the source of the Orezza… An easy and lovely hike with the tasting  of local products like chestnut, cheese and wine amidst the nature of Castagniccia.

Lunch : picnic (included)
Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Corte / dinner at the hotel

9

Day 09 Corte and the Restonica Gorges

Bus transfer : 25 km

Hiking : transfer by bus to the beginning of the path. 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.
Walking duration:  4 hours / 9 km, elevation: 550 m.

Excursion : Toursism and cultural visit of Corte and its area

Though Corte is a small town, it used to be the capital of the island from 1755-1769 under Pasquale Paoli – a name you will hear often in Corsica. A local guide will lead us through the old town and we’ll reach the belvedere, which offers views on the famous valleys of Restonica. We will visit the Citadelle, a fortress of the XVth century dominating the town and a regional museum showing the history, the economy and the culture of  the inhabitants.

Lunch : picnic (included)
Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Corte / dinner at the hotel

10

Day 10 Bavella’s needles and Cucuruzzu

Bus transfer to the Alta Rocca : 125 km / 2h30
Hiking : the Bavella Needles are ideally situated in the Regional Nature Park of Corsica, with their impressive shapes and colours, ranging from red to grey and covered with immense forests. One of the nicest hikes is the “trou de la Bombe”, a geological curiosity, accessible across a a forest of the endemic Larriccio pines.
Walking duration : 3 hours/ 8 km, elevation: 350 m.

Optional « Tour of the needles » 6,5 hours / 750 m of elevation

Excursion : Visit of the archaelogical sites Cucuruzzu (historic monument since 1982) and  Capula and visit of the granite villages, typical of the area. The two sites are located on the Livia plateau in Southern Corsica, in the Alta Rocca…
Option : easy hike in Zonza and Quenza

Walking duration: 2 hours / 4 km, elevation 60 m.

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Quenza (Zonza) / dinner at the hotel
Lunch : picnic (included)

11

Day 11 Bonifacio, Sentiers des douaniers or Lavezzi islands

Bus transfer to  Bonifacio : 50 km / 1 hour
Hiking : from Bonifacio, this very unusual hike starts at the Aragon stairs and reaches Capo Pertusat, 4 kilometers later. The views on the cliffs and the town are stunning and sometimes Sardegna and Lavezzi islands can be observed.
Walking duration : 4 hours /  et 9 km, elevation: 150 m.
Lunch pic nic included

Excursion : a visit of the old town, on the footpaths of Charles Quint and  Napoléon Bonaparte. The writer Valery, a fan of Bonifacio, called the town « the city of cliffs ». You will love the atmosphere and the views of the area, as well as the explanations of a local guide.
Lunch : picnic (included) or restaurant not included

Accomodation : 2-star Hotel in Bonifacio or Propriano  / dinner at the hotel

12

Day 12 Figari or Ajaccio Airport

Bus transfer to Ajaccio airport : 65 km / 1h30
Bus transfer to Figari airport : 22 km / 35 minutes
Last breakfast in Corsica and return by plane
Scheduling according to your flight timeTransfer to the airport
Lunch : not included

OUR ACCOMODATION
4 nights in Porto
3 nights in Saint-Florent
2 nights in Corte
1 night in Quenza
1 night in Propriano

Bar, restaurant with local food, double room ou single, TV, bathroom, balcony, terrace, WIFI.

Hotels have either a swimming-pool or access to the sea.

 

From 7 persons, you choose the date!

From 6 persons the trip is confirmed!

Rates / person / double room / adult

May, June, September and October 1795  €

  • Decreasing rates: 6 / 10/  15 persons
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